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Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
Salzburg

On the rocks: Castellucci delivers an ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

By , 09 August 2018
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Sophie Koch (Venus) and Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Tannhäuser's long and tortuous journey of the spirit in Budapest

By , 17 June 2018
****1
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Budapest

Les Huguenots powerfully driven by Oliver von Dohnányi at Hungarian State Opera

By , 28 October 2017
****1
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Budapest

Hungarian forces at their finest: Nabucco revived at the Erkel Theatre

By , 19 October 2017
***11
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Bryan Hymel and Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
****1
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© Juhász Arrila
Budapest

Oldie but goodie: La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 23 December 2016
***11
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Najmiddin Mavlyanov (Manrico) and Maria Agresta (Leonora) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Comic strip Trovatore a damp squib at the Royal Opera

By , 04 December 2016
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Andrea Szántó and Gábor Bretz in Duke Blackbeard's Castle © János Posztós, CAFe Budapest
Budapest

Bartók double bill at Müpa: Bluebeard’s Castle in its uncontrived, uncontaminated, original glory!

By , 07 October 2016
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Zsolt Haja, Zoltán Nyári, Tünde Szabóki, Atala Schöck, Johan Reuter, Gábor Bretz & Walter Fink © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa
Budapest

Portents in place for a downfall: brilliant Rheingold opens Budapest Ring

By , 16 June 2016
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Dimitry Ivashchenko (Ivan Khovansky) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Loy's minimalist staging clarifies Khovanshchina in Amsterdam

By , 27 February 2016
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Zsolt Haja (Valentin) and Gábor Bretz (Méphistophélès) © Péter Rákossy
Budapest

Devilishly good fun: Gábor Bretz’s Méphistophélès dominates the stage in Budapest

By , 26 May 2015
***11
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Michaelle DeYoung © Kristin Hoebermann
Birmingham

Goose pimples and grisly secrets: A thrilling Bluebeard's Castle

By , 02 July 2014
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Paris

Esa-Pekka Salonen dirige de somptueux et lumineux Gurrelieder

By , 14 March 2014
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Gianandrea Noseda  ©  Giovanni Caccamo by kind permission of Ermenegildo Zegna
London

The LSO opens the season with a thrilling performance of Verdi's Rigoletto

By , 15 September 2013
****1
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Marina Prudenskaya  ©  Matthias Baus
Vienna

Philipp Stölzl's Il Trovatore has successful Wiener Festwochen test-run before travelling to Berlin

By , 03 June 2013
****1
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©  Ruth Walz
Vienna

Luc Bondy's dark Festwochen Rigoletto in Vienna

By , 29 May 2011
***11
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© Baus | La Monnaie De Munt
Brussels

La Monnaie : Lohengrin, année zéro

By , 19 April 2018
****1
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Georges Bizet © Étienne Carjat
Munich

Am Anfang war der Knall - Carmen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 22 December 2014
***11
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