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Jeanine De Bique (Rodelinda) and Tim Mead (Bertarido) © Simon Gosselin
Lille

Handel’s Rodelinda: A strong season opening at Opéra de Lille

By , 06 October 2018
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Louise Alder © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 74: Intimacy and reflection in Handel's Theodora

By , 07 September 2018
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Louise Alder (Pamina) with Lucas Rebato, Frederick Jemison, Dionysios Sevastakis (Three Boys) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Truth and Wisdom: a searching Zauberflöte at Garsington

By , 31 May 2018
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Miklós Sebestyén (Commendatore) and Gavan Ring (Don Giovanni) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cardiff

A thrilling Don Giovanni at Welsh National Opera

By , 22 February 2018
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Los Angeles

Clockwork precision and sparkle in Dutoit's all-Ravel program in Los Angeles

By , 10 November 2017
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Florian Boesch (Wozzeck) © Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Robert Carsen serves up a flawless Wozzeck for new Theater an der Wien staging

By , 17 October 2017
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Ricarda Merbeth and Stuart Skelton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 9: Refined beauty in Beethoven's Fidelio

By , 21 July 2017
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Emőke Baráth (Hipermestra) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

Graham Vick finds modern relevance in Cavalli's Hipermestra at Glyndebourne

By , 20 May 2017
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Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Wise men bearing gifts: Ilan Volkov and the BBCSSO

By , 20 August 2016
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Matthew Rose (Bottom) and Kathleen Kim (Tytania) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
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Lars Vogt © Neva Nadaee
Gateshead

Happy endings: Sibelius and Mozart with Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 10 June 2016
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Iván Fischer © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Buoyant Brahms’ First from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Iván Fischer

By , 06 April 2016
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Collegium Vocale Gent © Michiel Hendrickx
Rotterdam

A restrained Missa solemnis from Herreweghe and the Rotterdam Philharmonic

By , 12 February 2016
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Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Passion Plays: Michieletto’s interwoven Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 03 December 2015
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Saul Act I © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

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

By , 27 October 2015
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Benjamin Hulett (High Priest) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Alchemy from Barrie Kosky in Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2015
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlburg
Manchester

Fidelio in concert with the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena

By , 08 May 2015
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Ann Hallenberg © Nancy Glor
Amsterdam

Fabulous soloists in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s St John Passion

By , 27 March 2015
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Collegium Vocale Gent © Michiel Hendrickx
Edinburgh

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

By , 20 August 2014
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Graham Johnson  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

Eine Nacht in Venedig: A fine start for the Leeds Lieder Festival

By , 11 October 2013
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Sir John Tomlinson, Sir Simon Rattle and Brett Dean with the Berliner Philharmoniker  ©  Sebastian Haenel
Berlin

Hope in adversity: The Berlin Philharmonic and Radio Choir perform Tippett and Dean

By , 26 April 2013
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Simon Wilding, Olafur Sigurdarson and Brian Galliford,  ©  Fritz Curzon
London

Verdi's Falstaff at Opera Holland Park

By , 24 July 2012
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Northern Sinfonia  ©  Mark Savage
Gateshead

Northern Sinfonia: Shifting perceptions of Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Gesualdo

By , 18 May 2012
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Countertenor Andrew Radley,  ©  Ben Harte
Leeds

Leeds Festival Chorus and the English Chamber Orchestra perform Handel's Messiah

By , 10 December 2011
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Rotterdam May 1940
Rotterdam

International affairs: Britten's War Requiem in Rotterdam

By , 14 May 2011
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Marion Ammann (Isabella) © Klara Beck
Strasbourg

Mamans et putains : La Défense d’aimer de Mariame Clément dynamise joyeusement les canons wagnériens

By , 08 May 2016
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