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Alex Esposito © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

A Mixed Evening at Deutsche Oper Berlin's new Les Contes d'Hoffmann

By , 15 December 2018
***11
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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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Guillaume Andrieux (Figaro) © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Tales from the Stave: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 05 August 2018
****1
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Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
New York City

A pleasant last première of the season at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 20 April 2018
****1
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Pretty Yende (Adina), Liparit Avetisyan (Nemorino) and Paolo Bordogna (Belcore) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Giant haystacks: Pelly's sunny L'elisir d'amore romps back to Covent Garden

By , 27 May 2017
****1
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Pavlo Hunka (Tsar Dodon) and Sarah Demarthe (Cockerel) © Matthias Baus | La Monnaie
Brussels

Black gold: Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel in Brussels

By , 13 December 2016
****1
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John Easterlin (The Witch) © Jacob Lucas
Seattle

Hansel and Gretel at Seattle Opera: Laurent Pelly's cautionary fairy-tale

By , 15 October 2016
****1
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Maurizio Muraro (Don Pasquale) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Comedy and cruelty in Don Pasquale at San Francisco Opera

By , 28 September 2016
****1
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Paul Appleby (Bénédict) and Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Béatrice) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Boxed in: Pelly serves up a grey Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne

By , 23 July 2016
***11
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Christophe Mortagne (Roi Carotte) © Stofleth
Lyon

A well seasoned concoction

By , 14 December 2015
****1
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Philippe Talbot (Platée) © Agathe Poupeney / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Platée at Opéra Garnier : Folly in charge

By , 09 September 2015
*****
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François Piolino (Teapot) and Elodie Méchain (Chinese Cup) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Spanish sex and Gallic charm: a perfect Ravel double bill at Glyndebourne

By , 08 August 2015
*****
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New York City

Damrau and Grigolo battle through Pelly’s Manon production... and win

By , 09 March 2015
****1
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Turin

De Marchi magnificently conducts Giulio Cesare with an ace cast in Turin

By , 20 November 2014
****1
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London

Grigolo’s Nemorino intoxicates Covent Garden in L’elisir d’amore

By , 18 November 2014
***11
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Madrid

La Fille du régiment revives the Teatro Real

By , 23 October 2014
****1
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Amsterdam

Chabrier’s L’étoile: a delightful mix of surreal, farce and poetry in Pelly's production

By , 04 October 2014
****1
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Milan

The quotidian and the absurd: La Scala's rib-tickling Le Comte Ory

By , 04 July 2014
****1
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London

All froth and little substance: La Fille du régiment at Covent Garden

By , 09 March 2014
***11
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London

Massenet's Manon returns to Covent Garden

By , 14 January 2014
***11
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San Francisco

Matthew Polenzani is superb in San Francisco Opera's Tales of Hoffmann

By , 05 June 2013
****1
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Paris

Giulio Cesare in Pelly's museum: Lawrence Zazzo stars in Paris

By , 23 May 2013
***11
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Amsterdam

Colorful and juicy: Prokofiev's L'amour des trois oranges with The Netherlands Opera

By , 01 March 2013
*****
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London

120 years on: Meyerbeer's Robert le diable returns to Covent Garden

By , 06 December 2012
****1
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London

Donizetti's elixir is still a winning formula at Covent Garden

By , 13 November 2012
****1
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Paris

An operatic high-note: Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment comes home to Paris

By , 21 October 2012
*****
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London

La Fille du Régiment at Covent Garden

By , 19 April 2012
***11
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London

Laurent Pelly's story book Cendrillon

By , 11 July 2011
****1
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London

Natalie Dessay sings Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment

By , 01 June 2010
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Olga Peretyatko (Lucia) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Wahnsinn mit angezogener Handbremse: Lucia di Lammermoor in Wien

By , 09 February 2019
***11
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Viva la mamma ! à l'Opéra des Nations (Genève) © GTG / Carole Parodi
Geneva

Inception au pays de la Castafiore : Genève applaudit Viva la mamma !

By , 23 December 2018
*****
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Danielle de Niese (Norina) et Michele Pertusi (Don Pasquale) © Baus
Brussels

Irrésistible Don Pasquale à La Monnaie

By , 12 December 2018
****1
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Vittorio Grigolo (Nemorino) et Lisette Oropesa (Adina) © Guergana Damianova / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

L’Élixir d’amour du docteur Pelly : euphorie garantie à l’Opéra de Paris

By , 25 October 2018
*****
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Clémentine Margaine (Concepcion), Philippe Talbot (Torquemada) et Jean-Luc Ballestra (Ramiro) © Svetlana Loboff | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

L’Heure espagnole / Gianni Schicchi : le péché mignon s’installe à Bastille

By , 17 May 2018
****1
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© Vincent Pontet
Paris

Figaro ex machina : le sombre Barbier des Champs-Élysées

By , 05 December 2017
****1
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Pietro Di Bianco (Biscroma Strappaviscere) et Laurent Naouri (Donna Agata Scanagalli), © Stofleth
Lyon

L’opéra célèbre l’opéra : Viva la Mamma égaye Lyon

By , 28 June 2017
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Escena de El gallo de oro en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

El tirano ayer y hoy: El gallo de oro en el Real

By , 28 May 2017
****1
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Sabina Puértolas (Marie) y Javier Camarena (Tonio) © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona

Noche estelar: La fille du régiment en el Liceu de Barcelona

By , 16 May 2017
****1
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© Opéra national de Lorraine
Nancy

Une belle volaille élevée au sol à l’Opéra National de Lorraine

By , 19 March 2017
****1
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Julie Fuchs (Marie) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Ein Regiment für Julie Fuchs: Donizettis Fille du régiment in Wien

By , 22 September 2016
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Le Medecin malgré lui" de Gounod à Genève, décors de Chantal Thomas © Carole Parodi | GTG
Geneva

Le Médecin malgré lui de Gounod ressuscité par Laurent Pelly : une dose vitaminée au Théâtre des Nations de Genève !

By , 04 April 2016
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Adina) et Roberto Alagna (Nemorino) © Vincent Pontet - Opéra national de Paris
Paris

L'Elisir d'amore à Bastille : le couple Alagna-Kurzak au sommet

By , 08 November 2015
****1
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Madrid

Agradable digestión, regusto amargo: Hansel y Gretel en el Teatro Real

By , 27 January 2015
***11
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Paris

Ariadne auf Naxos à l’Opéra Bastille : de la musique avant toute chose

By , 22 January 2015
****1
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Geneva

La Grande Duchesse conquiert la scène genevoise

By , 19 December 2014
****1
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