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Andris Nelsons and soloists with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

The healing power of faith: Dvořák‘s Stabat Mater in Boston

By , 01 March 2019
*****
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Tim Mead (Oberon) and Miltos Yerolemou (Puck) © Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Robert Carsen's 28-year-old Dream conquers a new fan base in Philadelphia

By , 08 February 2019
*****
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Étienne Dupuis, Karen Cargill and Edward Gardner © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Sublime care and craft: Edward Gardner conducts Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ

By , 17 December 2018
****1
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Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
London

A stylish Rake's Progress from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 03 November 2018
****1
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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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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigòlo © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Fresh talent breathes new life into The Met's traditional Bohème

By , 25 September 2018
****1
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Don Carlo © Barbara Aumüller
Berlin

Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

By , 18 May 2018
***11
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 21 February 2018
*****
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Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung © Simon Jay Price
London

A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2018
***11
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Cardiff

Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

By , 19 January 2018
****1
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Jamie Barton (Adalgisa) and Angela Meade (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival

By , 05 December 2017
****1
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Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
Philadelphia

The turning of Haydn's Seasons in Philadelphia

By , 16 November 2017
****1
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma

By , 25 September 2017
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Simon O'Neill and the RSNO © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Memorable and epic Die Walküre at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 06 August 2017
*****
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Simone Young © Reto Klar
London

English National Opera presents a fervent Gerontius at the Southbank Centre

By , 01 July 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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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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Amanda Majeski (Donna Elvira) and Ildar Abdrazakov (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A direct and engaging Don Giovanni at the Met

By , 04 November 2016
****1
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Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met

By , 27 September 2016
***11
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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
***11
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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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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Heidi Melton (Isolde) © Catherine Ashmore | ENO
London

Transfigured night: Tristan and Isolde at ENO

By , 09 June 2016
****1
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Lucia) and Rachael Lloyd (Alisa) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Returning to the crime scene: fresh blood improves Royal Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 11 May 2016
****1
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Sophie Koch (Octavian) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

Der Rosenkavalier, gilded and lithe, at the Lyric Opera

By , 08 February 2016
***11
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Duncan Rock (Tarquinius) and Christine Rice (Lucretia) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Dark deeds under the microscope: Britten's Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne

By , 05 July 2015
****1
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Glyndebourne

Igor Golovatenko lights up Glyndebourne's new season in Donizetti's Poliuto

By , 21 May 2015
***11
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London

Not quite heroic: Handel's Hercules at the Barbican

By , 04 March 2015
**111
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New York City

Musically solid Meistersinger at the Met fails to move

By , 02 December 2014
***11
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London

"Better late than never": Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Beethoven at a late night Prom

By , 26 August 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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Amsterdam

A superb St Matthew Passion from the Academy of Ancient Music

By , 10 April 2014
*****
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London

Matthew Rose the driving force in Mendelssohn's Elijah

By , 22 March 2014
****1
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London

John Adams' El Niño concludes The Rest is Noise

By , 14 December 2013
****1
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High Wycombe

A must-see Entführung aus dem Serail at Garsington

By , 07 June 2013
*****
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London

Ideas, ideals, and influences: A Child of Our Time at The Rest is Noise with the LPO and Wigglesworth

By , 01 May 2013
****1
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Bristol

Not all Four Seasons are the same: Vivaldi and Telemann at St George's Bristol with the OAE

By , 01 February 2013
*****
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New York City

The Met live in HD at the Barbican: Maria Stuarda

By , 19 January 2013
****1
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Costa Mesa

John Eliot Gardiner enlightens with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in Orange County

By , 19 November 2012
*****
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New York City

John Eliot Gardiner's Beethoven 9 still shocks at Carnegie Hall

By , 16 November 2012
****1
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London

Prom 26: An unforgettable B minor Mass with The English Concert

By , 02 August 2012
*****
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London

Beijing comes to London: Beijing Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 29 July 2012
****1
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London

Jette Parker Young Artists Tenth Anniversary celebrated at ROH: Il Viaggio a Reims

By , 19 July 2012
****1
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London

Dark deeds on the high seas: Billy Budd at ENO

By , 23 June 2012
****1
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London

Bychkov conducts Calleja and Giannattasio in an immaculate Bohème

By , 30 April 2012
*****
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London

Rigoletto at the Royal Opera

By , 30 March 2012
****1
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London

Schrott thrills in a mixed Don Giovanni

By , 16 February 2012
***11
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London

Prom 67: Failing to reach the top of Mount Everest

By , 04 September 2011
****1
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