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John Savournin (Sante), Clare Presland (Susanna) © Opera Holland Park | Ali Wright
London

Guilty secrets: Wolf-Ferrari entertains, Tchaikovsky bewitches at Opera Holland Park

By , 22 July 2019
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Julie Boulliane (Marguerite), Allan Clayton (Faust) and actors © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Diabolus vincit omnia: Purves' Mephisto dominates Berlioz' La Damnation de Faust at Glyndebourne

By , 18 May 2019
***11
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Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort © Andy Staples
Adelaide

Thrilling King Arthur from the Gabrieli Consort in Adelaide

By , 18 February 2019
****1
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Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
London

The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

By , 10 November 2018
*****
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Caitlin Hulcup and Rowan Pierce © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Stark and grief-stricken: Dido and Aeneas at the Barbican

By , 02 October 2018
****1
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Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 17: Purity and passion from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2018
*****
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Anna Bonitatibus (Agrippina) © Robert Workman
Alresford

Agrippina triumphs at The Grange Festival

By , 08 June 2018
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Maarten Engeltjes © Harrison Parrott
Edinburgh

Handel’s Solomon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 26 April 2018
****1
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Lucy Crowe (Countess Almaviva) © Alastair Muir
London

Lust and labyrinths: The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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Michael Spyres and Laurent Naouri © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 31: An intoxicating La Damnation de Faust from Gardiner and the ORR

By , 08 August 2017
****1
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Natalya Romaniw © Michael Whitefoot
Worcester

Frank Beermann and the Philharmonia bring mischief and melancholia to the Three Choirs Festival

By , 26 July 2017
****1
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John Savournin (Leporello) and Ashley Riches (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
London

Don Giovanni all at sea at Opera Holland Park

By , 03 June 2017
**111
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Ashley Riches (The Pirate King) and Andrew Shore (Major General Stanley) © Tom Bowles
London

Petticoated pirate romp: The Pirates of Penzance at ENO

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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Charles Daniels, Iestyn Davies and Ashley Riches © Ben Ealovega
London

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

By , 10 October 2016
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Ashley Riches © Debbie Scanlan
Cambridge

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

By , 20 May 2016
***11
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Mark Padmore © Marco Borggreve
London

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

By , 26 March 2016
****1
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Corinne Winters (Mimì) and Zach Borichevsky (Rodolfo) © Tristram Kenton | ENO
London

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

By , 16 October 2015
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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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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Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Cologne

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

By , 18 December 2016
****1
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
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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