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London

Petticoated pirate romp: The Pirates of Penzance at ENO

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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London

Staging Purcell's Fairy Queen: an ingenious solution at the Barbican

By , 10 October 2016
*****
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Cambridge

Small palette, big picture: Handel's Acis and Galatea in Cambridge

By , 20 May 2016
***11
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London

A perfect Easter recipe: Gardiner conducts the St Matthew Passion at the Barbican

By , 26 March 2016
****1
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London

A heroine on heroin: ENO’s cold Bohème lacks heart

By , 16 October 2015
**111
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Edinburgh

Too good to be true: A very fine Rakes Progress at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 12 August 2015
****1
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High Wycombe

Wedding chaos, deception and duplicity in Garsington’s Così fan tutte

By , 05 June 2015
***11
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London

Carnival delights: L'Ormindo at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 03 February 2015
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London

Mild palpitations only in Eichberg’s ‘operatic thriller’ Glare

By , 14 November 2014
***11
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London

Impressive end of term report card for the Jette Parker Young Artists

By , 20 July 2014
****1
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London

Naxos capitulates, Mattila’s Ariadne reigns

By , 25 June 2014
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London

Cavalli’s delightful L’Ormindo graces new Globe playhouse

By , 26 March 2014
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London

The Also-Ran Who Outran Fate: Daniel Purcell's Judgement of Paris

By , 05 March 2014
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London

A mixed bag from the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House

By , 30 June 2013
***11
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London

Pomp and circumstance: Music from the 1953 Coronation

By , 04 June 2013
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London

European première of Shostakovich's Orango at The Rest is Noise

By , 16 May 2013
*****
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London

Beguiling Britten: GSMD's A Midsummer Night's Dream

By , 28 February 2012
****1
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London

Double Bill to delight.

By , 09 June 2011
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Cologne

„Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen“: Suzukis Weihnachtsoratorium mit dem OAE

By , 18 December 2016
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Berlin

P(o)ur Strawinsky! Gardiners fulminantes Comeback bei den Berliner Philharmonikern

By , 04 June 2016
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London

Georgian London : Haydn, J.C. Bach, Mozart et Haendel au Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

By , 16 June 2015
***11
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