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Amsterdam

Superb, sinister Tales of Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

By , 03 June 2018
*****
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Geneva

Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust at Grand Théâtre de Genève

By , 03 February 2018
*****
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Rome

Comedy and drama in Auber's Fra Diavolo: a balance well obtained at Opera di Roma

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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Naples

Rossini's Otello returns to its birthplace in Naples

By , 30 November 2016
****1
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Edinburgh

“Hell hath no fury": Cecilia Bartoli in Norma at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 05 August 2016
****1
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New York City

Bel canto virtuosity, but a retrogressive La donna del lago revived at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 15 December 2015
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Zürich

Love, loyalty and treason exposed: Bellini’s Norma in Zurich

By , 10 October 2015
*****
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Geneva

David Pountney's distinctive Guillaume Tell takes aim in Geneva

By , 11 September 2015
****1
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London

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

By , 29 June 2015
***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

A fine-sounding La donna del lago at The Met

By , 16 February 2015
****1
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Edinburgh

William Tell brims with a palpable sense of relevance in concert performance at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 26 August 2014
***11
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Paris

A stormy reception for Rossini's Otello in Paris

By , 07 April 2014
****1
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Amsterdam

The Netherlands Opera's daunting William Tell shines light on its massive talents

By , 09 February 2013
****1
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London

Antonio Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia bring William Tell to the Proms

By , 16 July 2011
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London

Aleksandra Kurzak shines as Rossini's Rosina

By , 18 January 2011
***11
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Paris

Cellini infondu : le Gilliam’s Flying Circus ne suffit pas

By , 20 March 2018
***11
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Toulouse

Crime et châtiment pour un monumental Prophète

By , 23 June 2017
****1
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Munich

La Juive an der Bayerischen Staatsoper: Fromental Halévy in Reinstform

By , 30 June 2016
***11
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Paris

Entre songe et réalité : La Somnambule de Bellini ou le triomphe du beau chant

By , 11 April 2016
****1
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Vienna

Tenor-Festspiele in Rossinis Otello

By , 23 February 2016
****1
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Barcelona

Benvenuto Cellini, Bienvenue Berlioz, Welcome Gilliam

By , 08 November 2015
****1
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Lyon

Les Notes suspendues de Sémiramis

By , 20 November 2014
****1
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