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Lauren Fagan (Alcina) © Felix Grünschloß
Karlsruhe

Handel's Alcina in Karlsruhe: a great production with great singing

By , 23 February 2019
****1
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Jens Larsen (Astradamors) and Leigh Melrose (Nekrotzar) © Herwig Prammer
Zürich

Quirky staging, superb singing: Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Zurich

By , 03 February 2019
****1
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Vivica Genaux (Mandane) and David Hansen (Arbace) © Brett Boardman
Sydney

Hasse's Artaserse receives its Australian première

By , 29 November 2018
*****
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Mirella Hagen (Morgana) and Rainer Trost (Oronte) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Magical musicianship, but drab direction: Alcina at Theater an der Wien

By , 17 September 2018
***11
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Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Monteverdi’s Poppea in Zurich: metaphor for the modern world

By , 24 June 2018
****1
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Andrea Marcon © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Starry performance can’t quite lift Caldara’s Planets to the skies in Amsterdam

By , 28 April 2018
***11
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John Tomlinson (Ghost), Allan Clayton (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean: Hamlet at Glyndebourne

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Vigdis Unsgård (Euridice) and David Hansen (Orfeo) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Waiting room blues: Jo Strømgren’s Orfeo ed Euridice in Oslo

By , 27 August 2016
**111
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Andrew Harris (Neptune) and Halvor Melien (Jupiter) © Erik Berg
Oslo

The party’s over: Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse in Oslo

By , 16 January 2016
****1
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Harry Bicket © Richard Haughton
Oslo

Glittering Rameau, Händel and Mozart with the Oslo Philharmonic

By , 08 October 2015
***11
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Oslo

Lies and delusions: Jüri Reinvere's Peer Gynt in Oslo

By , 29 November 2014
**111
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Sydney

Pinchgut Opera’s cheeky take on Cavalli’s Giasone a winner in Sydney

By , 05 December 2013
****1
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Oslo

The end of the world. Or something: Ligeti's Le grand macabre at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 07 September 2013
*****
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