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Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Political intrigues at the Royal Opera as Simon Boccanegra returns

By , 15 November 2018
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Francesco Meli (Ernani and Ailyn Pérez (Elvira) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Codes of honour trip up Bechtolf's Ernani at La Scala

By , 29 September 2018
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Riccardo Muti conducting the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino © Silvia Lelli
Ravenna

Riccardo Muti conducts a majestic Macbeth in Ravenna

By , 15 July 2018
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Saioa Hernández (La Gioconda) and Anna Maria Chiuri (Laura) © Rolando Paolo Guerzoni
Modena

La Gioconda in Modena: a popularly acclaimed, small-town grand opera

By , 25 March 2018
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Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anna Goryachova (Carmen) and Aigul Akhmetashina (Mercédès) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires at Covent Garden

By , 14 February 2018
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Anna Netrebko (Aida) © Salzburger Festspiele | Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Netrebko triumphs as musical performances transcend Salzburg Festival staging of Aida

By , 09 August 2017
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Anna Netrebko takes her curtain call at La Scala © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

The diva's still got it: Anna Netrebko makes triumphant return to La traviata at La Scala

By , 09 March 2017
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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
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Francesco Meli, Georg Zeppenfeld, Veronica Simeoni, Giulia Tonelli and William Moore © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

Shaking fists at the fates: Christian Spuck's Messa da Requiem in Zurich

By , 03 December 2016
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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
London

Hellfire and damnation as Noseda and the LSO blaze through Verdi's Requiem

By , 18 September 2016
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"Di due figli": Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando and chorus © ROH / Clive Barda
London

Love, fire and death on the Eastern Front: Royal Opera's new Il trovatore

By , 02 July 2016
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Anna Netrebko (Giovanna) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Angels and Demons: Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco at La Scala

By , 18 December 2015
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Carmen Giannattasio (Leonora) and Simone Piazzola (Il conte di Luna) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Àlex Ollé's dark Great War Trovatore at Dutch National Opera

By , 08 October 2015
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Francesco Meli as Ernani © Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Luca Salsi replaces ailing Domingo in the Met's "Ernani"

By , 04 April 2015
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Simone Piazzola (Simon Boccanegra) © Michele Crosera
Venice

Atmospheric Simon Boccanegra brings out the best of La Fenice

By , 30 November 2014
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Riccardo Muti © Javier del Real / Teatro Real
Madrid

Alone in the universe: Muti conducts Verdi's Requiem in Madrid

By , 14 April 2014
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Zoran Todorovich (Guido Bardi) and Ángeles Blancas Gulín (Bianca) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio
Turin

The art of deception: Eine Florentinische Tragödie and Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro Regio, Turin

By , 21 March 2014
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©  Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Small moments make the whole in Muti's Macbeth with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

By , 01 October 2013
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Gianandrea Noseda  ©  Aline Paley
Verbier

A Verdi Requiem from the Verbier Festival Orchestra

By , 01 August 2013
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Philharmonia Chorus at Kings College, Cambridge in April 2011,  ©  Clive Boursnell
London

An outstanding Verdi Requiem from the Philharmonia and Gatti

By , 20 April 2013
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Plácido Domingo as Francesco Foscari  ©  Robert Millard
Los Angeles

Domingo's latest turn as baritone proves triumphant for LA Opera and Verdi

By , 29 September 2012
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Sonia Ganassi as Charlotte and Andrew Foster-Williams as Albert.  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

An Ever-Modern Werther Conquers Washington National Opera

By , 12 May 2012
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Perez and Domingo  ©  Royal Opera House / Catherine Ashmore
London

The Royal Opera House celebrate Placido Domingo's forty years of Covent Garden performances

By , 27 October 2011
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La mezzosoprano Anna Goryachova (Carmen) / Coro Titular del Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Carmen de Bieito: la salvaje vitalidad de un clásico

By , 11 October 2017
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© Philippe Gromelle | Orange
Orange

Jaho, Meli, Domingo : le trio qui transcende La traviata aux Chorégies

By , 03 August 2016
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Vincenzo Costanzo (Rodolfo), Lana Kos (Luisa Miller) y Leo Nucci (Miller) © Javier del Real
Madrid

Luisa Miller en el Real: valientes protagonistas e insignes secundarios

By , 26 April 2016
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Verdis Ernani konzertant © Marco Borelli | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

Alle Opfer für die Liebe: Francesco Meli als Ernani bei den Salzburger Festspielen

By , 29 August 2015
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Artur Rucinski (Conte di Luna) © SF Forster | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

Anna Netrebko fasziniert im Trovatore bei den Salzburger Festspielen

By , 08 August 2015
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Plácido Domingo (Il Conte di Luna) © SF Forster
Salzburg

Auf einen Nachtspaziergang im Kunstmuseum - Il Trovatore in Salzburg

By , 12 August 2014
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