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No muddle, just music: Pappano delivers an exceptional Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

By , 12 April 2018
****1
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Entertaining but not entrancing: Royal Opera ventures into fantasy with Turnage's Coraline

By , 29 March 2018
***11
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Netrebko and Lučić in Macbeth: a Covent Garden masterclass in operatic villainy

By , 25 March 2018
****1
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An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 07 March 2018
***11
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Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires at Covent Garden

By , 14 February 2018
**111
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Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 15 January 2018
***11
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Monteverdi on a doughnut: A drab Return of Ulysses fails to thrill the Roundhouse

By , 10 January 2018
**111
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The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

By , 08 January 2018
****1
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Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
****1
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Dimitri Platanias stands out in a mixed Covent Garden Rigoletto

By , 14 December 2017
***11
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Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
*****
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Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
****1
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Tragedy undermined: Peter Brook's La Tragédie de Carmen at Wilton's Music Hall

By , 04 November 2017
**111
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A devastating revival of Katie Mitchell's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 30 October 2017
****1
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Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams’ charming birdcatcher leads a spirited revival of The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2017
****1
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No moonlight, no magic: Richard Jones directs a vanilla Bohème for the Royal Opera

By , 11 September 2017
***11
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Spectacular riddles: Serban's Turandot returns to Covent Garden

By , 05 July 2017
****1
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Spyres and Crowe take the vocal honours at Covent Garden's Mitridate

By , 29 June 2017
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A bronze-toned lion of Venice: Kaufmann debuts as Otello at Covent Garden

By , 21 June 2017
****1
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Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
***11
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Giant haystacks: Pelly's sunny L'elisir d'amore romps back to Covent Garden

By , 27 May 2017
****1
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Royal Opera's Don Carlo revival fails to completely catch fire

By , 12 May 2017
***11
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The indiscreet charmlessness of the bourgeoisie: Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

By , 24 April 2017
****1
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Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 27 March 2017
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Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
***11
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Gerald Finley's exquisite melancholy suffuses Covent Garden's Adriana Lecouvreur

By , 07 February 2017
***11
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Anita Rachvelishvili takes the honours in Covent Garden's Il trovatore

By , 31 January 2017
***11
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La traviata at Covent Garden: imperfect but enjoyable

By , 16 January 2017
***11
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A grisly love triangle: Written on Skin returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
****1
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Comic strip Trovatore a damp squib at the Royal Opera

By , 04 December 2016
**111
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Jonathan Kent's Manon Lescaut at Covent Garden: hard hitting staging, musically mixed

By , 22 November 2016
***11
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A final outing for the Royal Opera's lavish but fusty Tales of Hoffmann

By , 07 November 2016
***11
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Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

By , 20 October 2016
*****
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Well sung but charmless: the Royal Opera's new Così fan tutte

By , 22 September 2016
**111
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A soufflé that fails to rise: Rossini’s Barber falls flat at Covent Garden

By , 13 September 2016
**111
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Burning like fire: Sonya Yoncheva's Norma scorches Covent Garden

By , 12 September 2016
****1
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Bright singing, grim staging: the JPYA Summer Performance at Covent Garden

By , 17 July 2016
***11
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Love, fire and death on the Eastern Front: Royal Opera's new Il trovatore

By , 02 July 2016
***11
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Grigolo and DiDonato light up the Royal Opera's Werther

By , 19 June 2016
***11
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Clear singing, obscure production: Domingo and Monastyrska in Nabucco

By , 06 June 2016
***11
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Powerful and assured: 4.48 Psychosis at the Lyric Hammersmith

By , 24 May 2016
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Visually spectacular, musically even more so: Enescu's Oedipe at the Royal Opera

By , 23 May 2016
*****
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Returning to the crime scene: fresh blood improves Royal Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 11 May 2016
****1
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Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser revived at Covent Garden

By , 26 April 2016
***11
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Flawed and floored: Katie Mitchell delivers a powerful Lucia at Covent Garden

By , 07 April 2016
***11
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Wilde life: The Importance of Being Earnest, the opera

By , 29 March 2016
*****
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Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera: competent, but missing the mark

By , 14 March 2016
***11
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Jaho and Larsson break hearts, Gallo and Hurrell mend them in The Royal Opera's Trittico

By , 25 February 2016
****1
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