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Evgenia Muraveva (Cio-Cio-San) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A sophisticated new Butterfly directed by Ferzan Ozpetek in Naples

By , 16 April 2019
***11
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The Tales of Hoffmann at Teatro di San Carlo © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

The Tales of Hoffmann are beautifully told in Naples

By , 17 March 2019
*****
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Un ballo in maschera by San Carlo Theatre © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

The Swedish King is back in Naples for Un ballo in maschera

By , 22 February 2019
*****
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Káťa Kabanová © Luciano Romano
Naples

Kàt’a Kabanova takes flight in Naples

By , 15 December 2018
*****
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Giovanni Meoni (Nabucco) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A low profile staging for Nabucco in Naples

By , 09 October 2018
***11
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Saimir Pirgu (The Duke of Mantua) and Nino Surguladze (Maddalena) © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

A solid, dramatic staging for Rigoletto in Naples

By , 14 July 2018
****1
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Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi) and Ainhoa Arteta (Tosca) © Luciano Romano
Naples

Tosca finally set in its own time and place at the Teatro San Carlo

By , 12 July 2018
***11
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Bruno de Simone (Beaupertuis), Zuzana Marková	 (Elena) and Pietro Adaini (Fadinard) © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

Nino Rota's Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze: a fantastic folle journée at Teatro di San Carlo

By , 10 May 2018
*****
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Natalia Kreslina (Katerina) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A study in black and terror: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in Naples

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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Carmela Remigio (Elcia) and Enea Scala (Osiride) © F. Squeglia
Naples

From darkness to light for Rossini's Mosè in Egitto in Naples

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Vincenzo Costanzo (Alfredo) and Maria Mudryak (Violetta) © Luciano Romano
Naples

Raindrops are falling in Lorenzo Amato's Traviata in Naples

By , 27 February 2018
***11
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Eleanora Buratto (Mimì) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A warm Mimì in a cold Bohème in Naples

By , 11 January 2018
***11
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Claudio Sgura (Jack Rance) © Luciano Romano
Naples

La fanciulla del West walks wistfully into the Naples sunset

By , 09 December 2017
****1
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Die Entführung aus dem Serail © Luciano Romano
Naples

Theatre for theatre's sake: Giorgio Strehler's Abduction from the Harem in Naples

By , 29 October 2017
****1
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Ambrogio Maestri (Simon Boccanegra) © Luciano Romano
Naples

An Old School staging for Simon Boccanegra in Naples

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Stefano Secco (Don José) e Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Luciano Romano
Naples

Clémentine Margaine's Carmen seduces more than the production in Naples

By , 07 July 2017
***11
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© Luciano Romano
Naples

A shocking Strauss Elektra in Naples

By , 09 April 2017
****1
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Maria Grazia Schiavo (Lucia) and Saimir Pirgu (Edgardo) © Teatro di San Carlo | Luciano Romano
Naples

An emotional Lucia di Lammermooor in Naples

By , 22 March 2017
*****
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Maria Bajankina (Nastasya) © Teatro di San Carlo | Luciano Romano
Naples

The Enchantress charms in Naples: Tchaikovsky's opera finally premiered in Italy

By , 17 February 2017
***11
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George Petean (Rigoletto) and Rosa Feola (Gilda) © Teatro di San Carlo | Luciano Romano
Naples

Tragedy comes full circle in San Carlo's Rigoletto

By , 18 January 2017
****1
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John Osborn (Otello) and Nino Machaidze (Desdemona) © Luciano Romano | Teatro San Carlo
Naples

Rossini's Otello returns to its birthplace in Naples

By , 30 November 2016
****1
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Il tabarro © Francesco Squeglia | Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

A 20th-century “dittico”: Der Zwerg and Il tabarro in Naples

By , 18 November 2016
****1
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Barbara Frittoli (Adriana Lecouvreur) © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

Adriana Lecouvreur: Cilea's diva makes a successful return to Naples

By , 16 October 2016
****1
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Alessandro Luongo, Rosa Feola, Simone Alberghini, Laura Cherici and Fabrizio Beggi © L Romano
Naples

Le nozze di Figaro in Naples: theatre first, then music

By , 24 September 2016
****1
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Giuseppina Piunti (Rosario) and Andeka Gorrotxategui (Fernando) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio Torino
Naples

Goyescas and Suor Angelica: an odd couple in Naples

By , 29 May 2016
****1
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Leonardo Cortellazzi (Aureliano) © Luciano Romano | Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

Paisiello's Zenobia in Palmira: a labour of love in Naples

By , 27 May 2016
***11
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Fiorenza Cedolins (Fedora) and Giuseppe Filianoti (Loris) © Laura Ferrari
Naples

Fedora in Naples: from Russia with love, recrimination and death

By , 08 May 2016
****1
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Roberto de Candia Falstaff) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A director's Falstaff in Naples

By , 13 March 2016
***11
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Mariella Devia (Norma) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A Norma of total beauty triumphs in Naples

By , 28 February 2016
*****
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© Luciano Romano
Naples

A pleasant, fizzy Merry Widow in Naples

By , 24 January 2016
***11
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Kostas Smoriginas (Escamillo) and Maria José Montiel (Carmen) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A Carmen in Naples which doesn't get to the heart of the drama

By , 16 December 2015
***11
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Maria Grazia Schiavo (Violetta) © Luciano Romano | Teatro San Carlo
Naples

La traviata set in the Belle Époque in Naples

By , 03 November 2015
***11
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Paolo Bordogna (Don Pasquale) and Mario Cassi (Dr Malatesta) © Luciano Romano
Naples

Paolo Bordogna stars in a flawless Don Pasquale in Naples

By , 26 September 2015
****1
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Erika Grimaldi (Mimì) and Gianluca Terranova (Rodolfo) © Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

Four little Bohemians come of age in Naples

By , 21 July 2015
***11
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Sergey Murzaev (Scarpia) and Fiorenza Cedolins (Tosca) © Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

Tosca: love, hope and tragedy in fascist times at the San Carlo

By , 15 July 2015
****1
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Carlo Lepore (Don Magnifico) and Serena Malfi (Cenerentola) © Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

Rossini's La Cenerentola: a rags-to-riches romance in Naples

By , 28 June 2015
*****
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Cinzia Forte (Euridice) and Daniela Barcellona (Orfeo) © Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

To hell and back: Gluck's Orfeo triumphs in Naples

By , 29 May 2015
****1
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Naples

L'isola disabitata: a tribute from San Carlo to its illustrious past

By , 16 May 2015
***11
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Naples

Luisa Miller lives (and dies) in Naples

By , 10 May 2015
***11
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Budapest

Outstanding singing from Ganci and Moşuc illuminates San Carlo's Luisa Miller in Budapest

By , 26 April 2015
*****
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Naples

A Turandot without a happy ending

By , 27 March 2015
***11
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Naples

Tristan and Isolde: an extreme love to die for in Naples

By , 22 February 2015
****1
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Naples

Andrea Chénier in Naples: a powerful performance led by a great Nello Santi

By , 25 January 2015
****1
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Naples

A tale of two gypsies (and a love triangle): a wavering Trovatore in Naples

By , 18 December 2014
***11
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Naples

Salome in Naples: love, lust and death of a scandalous teenager

By , 23 November 2014
****1
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Naples

Nemorino's love labours in a merry Neapolitan L'elisir d'amore at San Carlo

By , 11 October 2014
****1
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Naples

Don Checco, a comedy of errors in Neapolitan sauce

By , 30 September 2014
****1
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Naples

Madama Butterfly, or the omnipresence of the director and his double

By , 20 July 2014
****1
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Naples

A blood-spattered, claustrophobic Cavalleria rusticana

By , 19 July 2014
****1
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Naples

In the world of Pagliacci, everybody is a clown

By , 27 May 2014
*****
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