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Sophie Bevan (Governess), Leo Jemison (Miles) and Ed Lyon (Peter Quint) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Goosebumps at Garsington: an outstanding, shadowy Turn of the Screw

By , 01 July 2019
*****
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Markus Brück © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Hann. Münden

Magnificent Saul in Göttingen Handel Festival

By , 18 May 2019
*****
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Bleak polar landscapes evoked by The Hallé in Sinfonia Antartica

By , 24 January 2019
****1
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Greer Grimsley (Wotan) and Sophie Bevan (Freia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A pale Rheingold begins Teatro Real's revival of Carsen’s Ring

By , 19 January 2019
***11
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Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Britten Sinfonia's electric Messiah: Look, no hands!

By , 19 December 2018
****1
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

Blowing away the cobwebs: epic Strauss from Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia

By , 06 December 2018
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
London

Prom 16: Poise and transparency from Elder and the Hallé

By , 26 July 2018
****1
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The female soloists © Thomas Ziegler
Halle

Samson is a great treat at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 27 May 2018
****1
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

The vindication of a neglected masterpiece: a landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

By , 14 April 2018
*****
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Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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A silhouetted fairy © Hugo Glendinning
Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The indiscreet charmlessness of the bourgeoisie: Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

By , 24 April 2017
****1
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Timothy Robinson (Camillo) and Iain Paterson (Leontes) © Johan Persson
London

“A sad tale’s best for winter”: Wigglesworth's Shakespeare full of eloquent clarity at the Coliseum

By , 27 February 2017
****1
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Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs) and Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
****1
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Anne Sofie von Otter, John Tomlinson, Christine Rice, Amanda Echalaz & David Adam Moore © Monika Rittershaus | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

The Exterminating Angel: A Salzburg world première in a surreal atmosphere

By , 28 July 2016
****1
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Hubert Francis (Laïos), Nicolas Courjal (Theban High Priest) and Sarah Connolly (Jocaste) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

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

By , 23 May 2016
*****
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Streamlined Bach from the Hallé and Ryan Wigglesworth

By , 21 April 2016
***11
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Sophie Bevan (The Governess) © Matt Jolly | Aldeburgh Music
London

Star turn: a formidably cast presentation of Britten’s Screw

By , 26 October 2015
****1
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Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Prom 48: Periodically sublime late night Bach

By , 21 August 2015
***11
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Glyndebourne

Alchemy from Barrie Kosky in Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2015
*****
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London

Dazzling, radiant light: Debussy and Messiaen round off the Philharmonia's Paris season

By , 28 May 2015
****1
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Cardiff

Lobsters, bowler hats and The Financial Times: The Magic Flute given Magritte makeover by Welsh National Opera

By , 13 February 2015
****1
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London

Martin Kušej's Idomeneo cast as gripping political power struggle

By , 03 November 2014
****1
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Edinburgh

Choral energy on display from Collegium Vocale Gent at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 20 August 2014
****1
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London

Musical grit mars a pearl of a production

By , 16 June 2014
**111
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Birmingham

Sensational Rosenkavalier in Birmingham

By , 24 May 2014
*****
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Gateshead

Ryan Wigglesworth: Composer, conductor and pianist, with Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 06 February 2014
*****
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London

The Academy of Ancient Music opens its 40th anniversary season with brilliantly staged L'Orfeo

By , 28 September 2013
****1
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London

Proms Saturday Matinee 1: The Academy of Ancient Music and Sophie Bevan in Rome, 1707

By , 20 July 2013
****1
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London

Prom 36: A Glamorous Night!

By , 09 August 2012
****1
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe: Ludus Baroque's rare Handel triumphs at Canongate Kirk

By , 08 August 2012
****1
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High Wycombe

Ottavio's Revenge: Don Giovanni at Garsington Opera

By , 02 June 2012
***11
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London

A stellar cast lights up ENO's Rosenkavalier

By , 28 January 2012
****1
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London

Barrie Kosky breathes life into Rameau's Castor et Pollux at the ENO

By , 28 October 2011
****1
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Leeds

St Matthew Passion

By , 09 April 2011
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London

Jonathan Miller's Mikado returns to the ENO

By , 26 February 2011
***11
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Leeds

Leeds Festival Chorus and the Northern Sinfonia triumph with an evening of Mozart

By , 29 January 2011
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London

ENO scores another winner in Radamisto

By , 07 October 2010
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La soprano Sophie Bevan (Pamina) y el barítono Joan Martín-Royo (Papageno) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

La flauta mágica en el Real: el cine como prodigio

By , 19 January 2016
****1
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Paris

Aux Champs-Élysées, une Saint-Matthieu intimiste mais pas complètement convaincante

By , 01 April 2015
***11
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London

Le Requiem et l’Inachevée au Barbican : une lecture (trop?) fidèle d’œuvres atemporelles

By , 08 October 2014
**111
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