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London

Static but worth the slog: ETO's two-part Giulio Cesare

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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High Wycombe

All that glitters: Miskimmon's hyperactive Semele opens Garsington’s season

By , 01 June 2017
***11
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Washington

Cummings leads a light and fluent Messiah in DC

By , 15 December 2016
***11
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Manchester

Streamlined Bach from the Hallé and Ryan Wigglesworth

By , 21 April 2016
***11
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Glyndebourne

Biblical spectacle: an eye-popping, heart-stopping Saul for Glyndebourne’s Tour

By , 27 October 2015
****1
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Leeds

Opera North blends the beautiful with the cynical in The Coronation of Poppea

By , 04 October 2014
***11
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London

Two wins out of three: Julian Anderson's Thebans at ENO

By , 03 May 2014
***11
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Gateshead

Thomas Zehetmair's dramatic and characterful St Matthew Passion

By , 19 April 2014
****1
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London

A disappointing Rodelinda at the English National Opera

By , 28 February 2014
**111
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Leeds

Death in Venice is another winner for Opera North

By , 17 October 2013
****1
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New York City

Cavalli goes disco in Gotham Chamber Opera's Eliogabalo

By , 23 March 2013
***11
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Gateshead

Northern Sinfonia: A Messiah with plenty of passion

By , 01 December 2012
****1
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London

Caligula slain in the Coliseum: A triumph for ENO

By , 25 May 2012
****1
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Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne's Rinaldo on Tour

By , 22 October 2011
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Lyon

Un Orphée et Eurydice onirique à l’Opéra de Lyon

By , 14 March 2015
****1
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