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Cecilia Bartoli (Alcina) and Angelika Nieder (Old Alcina) © Salzburg Festival | Matthias Horn
Salzburg

Alcina’s Hotel California: Bartoli mesmerizes in Michieletto’s new Salzburg production

By , 09 June 2019
****1
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Paris

The sacrifice of Bérénice: a long break-up at the Opéra Garnier in Paris

By , 29 September 2018
***11
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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) © Robbie Jack
London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Catherine Naglestad (Carlotta Nardi), Bavarian State Opera Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Paradise regained: Schreker's Die Gezeichneten returns to Munich after nearly a century

By , 04 July 2017
****1
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Orla Boylan (Turandot) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Magnificent Turandot in concert from Opera North

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Carolyn Sampson (Mélisande) and Andrei Bondarenko (Pelléas) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) and the Chorus of Opera North © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's intensely dramatic Billy Budd in Leeds

By , 18 October 2016
****1
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© Grange Park Opera
Alresford

The Inquisition's dark days: Don Carlo at Grange Park

By , 18 June 2016
****1
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Jochen Kupfer (Beckmesser) and Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) © Tristam Kenton
Glyndebourne

Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2016
****1
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Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete | Sony Classical
London

The pulse of life: a nearly transcendent performance of Scenes from Goethe's Faust at the Barbican

By , 20 March 2016
****1
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Gavan Ring, Eric Roberts, Katie Bray, Nicholas Watts © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's supremely theatrical Barber of Seville

By , 07 October 2015
*****
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Poole

Storm and passion from the Lighthouse: Verdi's Requiem

By , 06 May 2015
*****
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New York City

Calleja sings with nobility and passion at the Met’s Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 16 March 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor a bel canto treat

By , 06 April 2014
****1
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London

Massenet's Manon returns to Covent Garden

By , 14 January 2014
***11
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Amsterdam

A hugely entertaining Meistersinger from The Netherlands Opera

By , 04 June 2013
*****
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Birmingham

CBSO and Andris Nelsons: The Flying Dutchman in concert

By , 16 March 2013
****1
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London

Donizetti's Belisario at the Barbican

By , 28 October 2012
****1
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Leeds

Don Giovanni successfully launches Opera North's new season

By , 28 September 2012
*****
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London

Prom 8: OAE forces thrill in Handel's Judas Maccabaeus

By , 19 July 2012
****1
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Dallas

Music for Any Season: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Dallas

By , 31 March 2012
****1
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London

Havergal Brian's monumental Gothic Symphony

By , 17 July 2011
****1
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London

Mike Figgis directs Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at the ENO

By , 31 January 2011
***11
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Piotr Beczała (Le Chevalier Des Grieux) und Elsa Dreisig (Manon Lescaut) © T+T Fotografie | Toni Suter
Zürich

Manon als Influencerin der Belle Epoque in Zürich

By , 18 April 2019
****1
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Jonathan Nott © Paul Yates
Geneva

Schoenberg de feu, Schubert anesthésié au Victoria Hall de Genève

By , 29 March 2017
**111
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Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker
Vienna

Ergriffensein von sublimer Poesie: Robert Schumanns Szenen aus Goethes Faust im Wiener Konzerthaus

By , 21 November 2015
****1
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Elliot Madore (Pelléas), Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande), Markus Eiche (Golaud) und Peter Lobert (Arzt) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

„Ne me touchez pas“ – Debussys Pelléas et Mélisande in einer ambivalenten Produktion der Münchener Opernfestspiele

By , 01 July 2015
***11
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