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Maria Agresta (Norma) © Toni Suter | T&T Fotografie
Zürich

Norma in Zurich: superb vocalists trapped in a minimalist staging

By , 02 June 2019
***11
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Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato, John Nelson and Nicolas Courjal © Gregory Massat
Strasbourg

Lightning strikes again in Strasbourg: Michael Spyres thrills in La Damnation de Faust

By , 25 April 2019
*****
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Berlioz's Requiem at St Paul's Cathedral © Martin Kendrick
London

Berlioz's Requiem: Nelson's sublime anniversary tribute to one of France's greatest sons

By , 08 March 2019
*****
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Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee © Ronald Knapp
Amsterdam

Brownlee and Spyres at the Concertgebouw: so much more than vocal jousting

By , 31 October 2018
****1
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Brenda Rae (Lucia) © Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Brenda Rae's remarkable Lucia a compensation in Philadelphia

By , 21 September 2018
***11
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Michael Spyres and Laurent Naouri © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 31: An intoxicating La Damnation de Faust from Gardiner and the ORR

By , 08 August 2017
****1
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Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
***11
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Michael Spyres and Joyce El-Khoury in Les Martyrs © Russell Duncan (2014)
London

From Auber to Halévy: El-Khoury and Spyres celebrate a pair of French stars in style

By , 14 July 2017
****1
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Michael Spyres (Mitridate) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Spyres and Crowe take the vocal honours at Covent Garden's Mitridate

By , 29 June 2017
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Claire de Sevigne (Angelica, different cast) © Danielle Liniger
Zürich

Effervescent music, unrelenting activity: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in Zurich

By , 16 May 2017
***11
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Joyce DiDonato and John Nelson © Gregory Massat
Strasbourg

“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens takes Strasbourg by storm

By , 17 April 2017
*****
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Michael Spyres © Belinda Lawley
London

A tale of two tenors as Méhul is celebrated by the OAE

By , 10 February 2017
****1
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
London

Pace and volume: Gardiner's Mendelssohn only goes so far

By , 16 October 2016
**111
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Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) and Thomas Hampson (Count Danilo) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

A luminous Merry Widow in Chicago

By , 14 November 2015
****1
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Michael Spyres (Giasone) and Davinia Rodríguez (Medea) © Paolo Conserva
Martina Franca

White doves for Mayr's Medea in Corinto in Martina Franca

By , 30 July 2015
****1
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London

To Paradise and back: a thrilling Le Roi de Lahore from Chelsea Opera Group

By , 01 March 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

Damiano Michieletto gives Il viaggio a Reims a thorough dusting in Amsterdam

By , 20 January 2015
****1
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London

Opera Rara: Donizetti's Les Martyrs a revelation

By , 04 November 2014
*****
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London

"Better late than never": Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Beethoven at a late night Prom

By , 26 August 2014
****1
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London

Terry Gilliam strikes gold for ENO with a riotous Benvenuto Cellini

By , 05 June 2014
*****
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Chicago

Die Fledermaus rings in the holidays at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 10 December 2013
****1
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New York City

Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda never takes off at Carnegie Hall

By , 05 December 2012
***11
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Costa Mesa

John Eliot Gardiner enlightens with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in Orange County

By , 19 November 2012
*****
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New York City

John Eliot Gardiner's Beethoven 9 still shocks at Carnegie Hall

By , 16 November 2012
****1
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
Paris

Encore, et pour toujours : Berlioz à travers Les Siècles

By , 26 May 2019
*****
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Florie Valiquette (Madeleine) et Michael Spyres (Chapelou) dans Le Postillon de Lonjumeau © Stefan Brion
Paris

À l'Opéra Comique, qu'il est beau Le Postillon de Lonjumeau !

By , 30 March 2019
*****
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Riccardo Muti © Salzburger Festspiele | MarcoBorrelli
Salzburg

Grande Messe Solennelle: Schumann und Schubert strahlen in Salzburg unter Muti berührende Größe aus

By , 12 August 2018
****1
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Michael Spyres (Rodolphe), Marion Lebègue (la Nonne), chœur accentus © Pierre Grosbois
Paris

Le retour de La Nonne sanglante fait vibrer la salle Favart

By , 06 June 2018
*****
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© Denis Rouvre | Naïve
Paris

Prise de rôle impériale de Marie-Nicole Lemieux dans Carmen au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

By , 31 January 2017
****1
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Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Leipzig

Eröffnung der Mendelssohn-Festtage 2016:
Leipziger Lobgesang

By , 15 September 2016
****1
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Michael Spyres (Mitridate), Sabine Devieilhe (Ismene) © Vincent Pontet
Dijon

Après le Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Mitridate conquiert l’Opéra de Dijon

By , 26 February 2016
****1
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Mitridate de Mozart, mise en scène de Clément Hervieu-Léger © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Intrigues au palais de Ponto : Mitridate au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

By , 11 February 2016
****1
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Paris

À l’Opéra Comique, le bonheur est dans le Pré

By , 25 March 2015
****1
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Bordeaux

La Damnation de Faust sous la direction de Paul Daniel à Bordeaux

By , 20 February 2015
****1
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