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Iain Paterson (The Dutchman) © Monika Kolstad | Bergen National Opera
Bergen

The Flying Dutchman sails into Bergen

By , 10 March 2018
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Jaap van Zweden conducts Götterdämmerung © Ramond Ho
Hong Kong

Jaap van Zweden blazes trail for the Hong Kong Philharmonic with Götterdämmerung

By , 21 January 2018
****1
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Julia Lezhneva (Zerlina) and chorus © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

By , 19 June 2017
****1
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Karita Mattila © Marica Rosengard
London

Sensational Mattila, restrained Kaufmann in the LSO's exceptional Walküre Act 1

By , 08 February 2017
****1
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Ekaterina Semenchuk (Eboli) and Theresa Zisser (Tebaldo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

La Scala regulars provide a fine musical display in Don Carlos

By , 17 January 2017
****1
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Aleksandrs Antonenko (Chevalier des Grieux) and Sondra Radvanovsky (Manon Lescaut) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Jonathan Kent's Manon Lescaut at Covent Garden: hard hitting staging, musically mixed

By , 22 November 2016
***11
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Christine Rice (Giulietta) and Thomas Hampson (Dappertutto) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

A final outing for the Royal Opera's lavish but fusty Tales of Hoffmann

By , 07 November 2016
***11
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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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Eric Halfvarson (Hagen) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Twilight of the Gods gives way to an American dawn

By , 06 May 2016
****1
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Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell) © Clive Barda | ROH
London

Hitting the rocks: Damiano Michieletto's Guillaume Tell at Covent Garden

By , 29 June 2015
***11
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Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

In praise of strong women: Holten's Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera

By , 16 June 2015
****1
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© Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Exciting singing rescues problematic Don Carlo at the Staatsoper

By , 25 February 2015
***11
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Lance Ryan and Nina Stemme in a performance of Wagner’s Siegfried at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 18: Barenboim's Siegfried with Lance Ryan

By , 26 July 2013
****1
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L-R: Bryn Terfel and Daniel Barenboim in Wagner’s Die Walküre at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 15: Die Walküre with Terfel, Stemme and Barenboim

By , 23 July 2013
****1
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L-R: Ekaterina Gubanova, Daniel Barenboim and Iain Paterson in a performance of Wagner’s Das Rhein ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 14: Barenboim's Rheingold doesn't disappoint

By , 22 July 2013
*****
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La ópera Don Carlo, de Verdi en el Teatro Auditorio de El Escorial
El Escorial

Don Carlo en El Escorial: reposiciones en low cost

By , 30 July 2016
**111
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Benvenuto Cellini en el Gran Teatre del Liceu © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Benvenuto Cellini, Bienvenue Berlioz, Welcome Gilliam

By , 08 November 2015
****1
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