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Christoph Pohl (Guillaume Tell) and Anita Rosati (Jemmy) © Moritz Schell
Vienna

Strongly cast Guillaume Tell hits its mark at Theater an der Wien

By , 16 October 2018
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Alex Esposito (Dulcamara) © Alfredo Tabocchini
Macerata

Michieletto's L'elisir d'amore finds its ideal setting at the Macerata Festival

By , 21 July 2018
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Nina Minasyan (Olympia) © Baus
Amsterdam

Superb, sinister Tales of Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

By , 03 June 2018
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John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Geneva

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

By , 03 February 2018
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John Osborn (Fra Diavolo), Jean-Luc Ballestra (Giacomo) and Nicola Pamio (Beppo) © Yasuo Kageyama | Opera di Roma
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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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
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Rebeca Olvera (Adalgisa) and Cecilia Bartoli (Norma) © Hans-Jörg Michel
Edinburgh

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

By , 05 August 2016
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Joyce DiDonato (Elena) and Lawrence Brownlee (Uberto) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
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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Rebeca Olvera (Adalgisa) and Cecilia Bartoli (Norma) © Hans Jörg Michel
Zürich

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

By , 10 October 2015
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Amelia Scicolone (Jemmy) and Jean-François Lapointe (Tell) © GTG | Magali Dougados
Geneva

David Pountney's distinctive Guillaume Tell takes aim in Geneva

By , 11 September 2015
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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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John Osborn (Cellini), Laurent Naouri (Fieramosca) and Maurizio Muraro (Balducci) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Terry Gilliam’s spectacular Benvenuto Cellini arrives in Amsterdam

By , 09 May 2015
****1
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Joyce DiDonato (Elena) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A fine-sounding La donna del lago at The Met

By , 16 February 2015
****1
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Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra © Lorenzo Di Nozzi
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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John Osborn (Otello), Nicola Pamio (Doge) and Peter Kálmán (Elmiro) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

A stormy reception for Rossini's Otello in Paris

By , 07 April 2014
****1
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Eugénie Warnier (Jemmy), Nicola Alaimo (Guillaume Tell), choir of Nederlandse Opera © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

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

By , 09 February 2013
****1
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©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

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

By , 16 July 2011
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©  January 2011 The Royal Opera, Mike Hoban
London

Aleksandra Kurzak shines as Rossini's Rosina

By , 18 January 2011
***11
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Brenda Rae (Elvira) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Ein Requiem für Bellini: I puritani an der Oper Frankfurt

By , 02 December 2018
****1
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© Agathe Poupeney | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

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

By , 20 March 2018
***11
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Kate Aldrich (Fidès), John Osborn (Jean de Leyde) © Patrice Nin
Toulouse

Crime et châtiment pour un monumental Prophète

By , 23 June 2017
****1
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La Juive © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

La Juive an der Bayerischen Staatsoper: Fromental Halévy in Reinstform

By , 30 June 2016
***11
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Sabine Devieilhe © Josep Molina
Paris

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

By , 11 April 2016
****1
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Nino Machaidze (Desdemona) und John Osborn (Otello) © Werner Kmetitsch | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

Tenor-Festspiele in Rossinis Otello

By , 23 February 2016
****1
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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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Evelino Pidò © Intermusica
Lyon

Les Notes suspendues de Sémiramis

By , 20 November 2014
****1
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