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Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Yoncheva and Dudamel shine in a blazing Otello at the Met

By , 17 December 2018
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) and Yusif Eyvazov (Dick Johnson) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Big, bold Minnie and Johnson in Met's Fanciulla: Eyvazov shines

By , 04 October 2018
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Željko Lučić (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Netrebko and Lučić in Macbeth: a Covent Garden masterclass in operatic villainy

By , 25 March 2018
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Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) and Željko Lučić (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Beautiful singing, realistic staging for the Met’s new Tosca

By , 03 January 2018
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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Herod) and Gun-Brit Barkmin (Salome) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Salome in Vienna is big on decibels, but short on detail

By , 21 September 2017
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Stephen Costello (The Duke of Mantua) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto

By , 20 January 2017
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Patricia Racette as Salome © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Racette an unlikely success at Met's Revival of Salome

By , 05 December 2016
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"Di due figli": Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando and chorus © ROH / Clive Barda
London

Love, fire and death on the Eastern Front: Royal Opera's new Il trovatore

By , 02 July 2016
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Željko Lučić (Iago) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Tight ensemble over Sher’s exsanguinated Otello at The Met

By , 20 April 2016
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Dmitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

A strongly cast Nabucco opens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 23 January 2016
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Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) and Željko Lučić (Iago) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Unfocused, unmagnetic Otello opens Met Season

By , 21 September 2015
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Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Tosca) and Željko Lučić (Scarpia) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Mending fences: Luc Bondy's Tosca at La Scala

By , 22 June 2015
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New York City

The Met's Aida offers stunning singing and spectacle

By , 30 October 2014
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New York City

The Macbeths triumph at The Met: Netrebko and Lučić reign in New York

By , 24 September 2014
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Dresden

Thielemann brings Verdi's Simon Boccanegra to life

By , 30 May 2014
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New York City

Andrea Chénier at The Met: A size too small

By , 24 March 2014
***11
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Vienna

A classic production of Tosca at the Vienna Staatsoper well worth the ticket

By , 11 September 2013
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New York City

Rigoletto in flashing neon lights at the Met in HD

By , 16 February 2013
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Milan

A dream cast united in La Scala's Lohengrin

By , 21 December 2012
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San Francisco

Opera in the ballpark: Rigoletto at the home of the San Francisco Giants

By , 15 September 2012
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Los Angeles

Verdi's Rigoletto at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Phil and Dudamel

By , 12 August 2012
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© Julien Benhamou | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

À Bastille, Le Trouvère donne de la voix

By , 23 June 2018
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Vittorio Grigòlo (Cavaradossi) und Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Tosca in New York: Gesangliche Gourmethäppchen in Nostalgie-Optik

By , 15 January 2018
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Anja Harteros (Floria Tosca) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Eine puristische Tosca mit hochkarätiger Besetzung in München

By , 14 November 2017
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) © Charles Duprat | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Rigoletto à l'Opéra Bastille: une fulgurante et lumineuse malédiction

By , 27 May 2017
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Frankfurt am Main

Verdi's Falstaff in Frankfurt: Heimspiel für Željko Lučić

By , 23 September 2016
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La traviata, mise en scène de Benoît Jacquot © Opéra de Paris
Paris

Une Traviata entre guimauve et naphtaline

By , 20 May 2016
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Il tabarro: Vincent Wolfsteiner (Luigi) und Elza van den Heever (Giorgetta) © Barbara Aumüller | Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

Claus Guths Frankfurter Trittico geht der Psychologie tief auf den Grund

By , 13 March 2016
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