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Sally Matthews (Rusalka) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

How to stage magic: Glyndebourne's Rusalka

By , 04 July 2019
****1
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
****1
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Carolyn Sampson (Mélisande) and Andrei Bondarenko (Pelléas) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Anna Maria Martínez as Rusalka and cast © Lynn Lane
Houston

Magical debuts make the myth alive in Houston Grand Opera's Rusalka

By , 29 January 2016
***11
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A 50% success rate: McVicar’s take on Cav and Pag at the Met

By , 25 January 2016
***11
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Amsterdam

Terry Gilliam’s spectacular Benvenuto Cellini arrives in Amsterdam

By , 09 May 2015
****1
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New York City

Darkly intense Cavalleria rusticana and cluttered Pagliacci at the Met

By , 14 April 2015
***11
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Roberto Alagna beeindruckt in Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci an der Met

By , 13 January 2018
***11
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