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A vocally strong send off for Copley's La bohème

By , 23 May 2015
****1
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Marina Rebeka: a Violetta in robust health in Covent Garden's Traviata

By , 18 May 2015
***11
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Exploring the inner levels of the mind: Szymanowski's Król Roger at the Royal Opera

By , 01 May 2015
****1
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Kurzak and Pidò inspire a rumbustious Turco in Italia in Caurier and Leiser's Dolce Vita production

By , 11 April 2015
****1
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Clattering cherry blossom: solid revival of Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 20 March 2015
***11
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A heaven of hell, a hell of heaven: Brecht and Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

By , 10 March 2015
****1
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Strongly cast revival of McVicar’s Enlightenment production of Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 23 February 2015
****1
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Drab Dutchman at Covent Garden only partially redeemed by singers

By , 05 February 2015
***11
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Carnival delights: L'Ormindo at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 03 February 2015
*****
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Monteverdi's L'Orfeo: The Royal Opera goes Shakespearean at the Roundhouse

By , 13 January 2015
****1
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Stemme and Gould light up Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera

By , 05 December 2014
*****
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Grigolo’s Nemorino intoxicates Covent Garden in L’elisir d’amore

By , 18 November 2014
***11
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Mild palpitations only in Eichberg’s ‘operatic thriller’ Glare

By , 14 November 2014
***11
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Martin Kušej's Idomeneo cast as gripping political power struggle

By , 03 November 2014
****1
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Jette Parker Young Artists step up to deliver a vivacious Rossini Silken Ladder

By , 23 October 2014
****1
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Slapstick fun and stylish singing in the Royal Opera’s revival of Il barbiere di Siviglia

By , 19 September 2014
****1
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A Royal Opera Rigoletto desperately in need of a shot of espresso

By , 12 September 2014
**111
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ROH comeback for Anna Nicole, but do shock tactics dull with repetition?

By , 11 September 2014
***11
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Impressive end of term report card for the Jette Parker Young Artists

By , 20 July 2014
****1
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40 years young: John Copley's La bohème at the Royal Opera

By , 09 July 2014
****1
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Naxos capitulates, Mattila’s Ariadne reigns

By , 25 June 2014
****1
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Minimalist intensity: Robert Carsen's Dialogues des Carmélites at Covent Garden

By , 29 May 2014
***11
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A Tosca which falls flat?

By , 10 May 2014
***11
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McVicar’s subtle take Le nozze di Figaro returns to ROH

By , 02 May 2014
****1
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A trio of top stars in the Royal Opera's La traviata

By , 19 April 2014
****1
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Cavalli’s delightful L’Ormindo graces new Globe playhouse

By , 26 March 2014
*****
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A double bill of new opera at the ROH

By , 17 March 2014
***11
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Revelatory playing in the Royal Opera's Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 14 March 2014
****1
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All froth and little substance: La Fille du régiment at Covent Garden

By , 09 March 2014
***11
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Still crazy after all these years: Turandot at Covent Garden

By , 17 February 2014
*****
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Massenet's Manon returns to Covent Garden

By , 14 January 2014
***11
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A classic and gripping revival of Carmen at the ROH

By , 21 December 2013
****1
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How the Whale Became, a lovely new opera at the Linbury Studio Theatre

By , 12 December 2013
****1
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Keith Warner and Stefanos Lazaridis' grimly compelling Wozzeck at Covent Garden

By , 31 October 2013
*****
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Elektra at Covent Garden

By , 23 September 2013
***11
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David McVicar and John Eliot Gardiner give us an enjoyable Figaro at Covent Garden

By , 16 September 2013
****1
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Breezy virtuosity from the Royal Opera with Angela Gheorghiu in La Rondine

By , 05 July 2013
***11
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Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera

By , 27 June 2013
****1
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Elizabethana I and II: Britten's Gloriana at Covent Garden

By , 20 June 2013
***11
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Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 16 April 2013
****1
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The chorus takes the honours in the Royal Opera's Nabucco

By , 30 March 2013
****1
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New opera, ancient tales: George Benjamin's Written on skin at the Royal Opera

By , 08 March 2013
****1
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All round excellence in the Royal Opera's Tosca

By , 02 March 2013
*****
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London

When Pushkin comes to shove: Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House

By , 11 February 2013
****1
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Birtwistle's Minotaur at Covent Garden: Impressive but sterile

By , 17 January 2013
***11
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120 years on: Meyerbeer's Robert le diable returns to Covent Garden

By , 06 December 2012
****1
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Donizetti's elixir is still a winning formula at Covent Garden

By , 13 November 2012
****1
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The cycle concludes: Götterdämmerung at the Royal Opera

By , 24 October 2012
*****
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Connolly and Terfel stand out in a thought-provoking Walküre at Covent Garden

By , 18 October 2012
*****
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Jette Parker Young Artists Tenth Anniversary celebrated at ROH: Il Viaggio a Reims

By , 19 July 2012
****1
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