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Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
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A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Billowing silk and blue hair: Phelim McDermott creates an evocative Aida for ENO

By , 28 September 2017
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English National Opera presents a fervent Gerontius at the Southbank Centre

By , 01 July 2017
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A moving tribute in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

By , 09 June 2017
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Partenope at ENO: pleasant enough but little more

By , 15 March 2017
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“A sad tale’s best for winter”: Wigglesworth's Shakespeare full of eloquent clarity at the Coliseum

By , 27 February 2017
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Petticoated pirate romp: The Pirates of Penzance at ENO

By , 09 February 2017
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Miller's Rigoletto makes a flawed return to English National Opera

By , 02 February 2017
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Dramatic intensity, risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

By , 09 November 2016
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Slow to ignite: tepid revival of Bizet’s Pearl Fishers at ENO

By , 19 October 2016
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A mixed Tosca from English National Opera

By , 03 October 2016
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Strong in concept, strong in casting: Richard Jones' Don Giovanni at ENO

By , 30 September 2016
****1
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Janáček's score, Alden's direction and Wigglesworth's conducting make a searing Jenůfa at ENO

By , 23 June 2016
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Transfigured night: Tristan and Isolde at ENO

By , 09 June 2016
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Flawed casting in Minghella's widescreen Butterfly at ENO

By , 16 May 2016
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Glass' Akhnaten at ENO: an utterly absorbing visual and aural experience

By , 04 March 2016
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Sparkling Bellini: ENO tackles its first Norma

By , 17 February 2016
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An incandescent Magic Flute from Mark Wigglesworth at ENO

By , 05 February 2016
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Jonathan Miller’s stylish, spirited Mikado revived once again at ENO

By , 21 November 2015
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Barbed wire and gruel: cold comfort in ENO’s Force of Destiny

By , 09 November 2015
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A heroine on heroin: ENO’s cold Bohème lacks heart

By , 16 October 2015
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Shore’s Bartolo shines in a Barber as frothy as Figaro’s shaving foam at ENO

By , 28 September 2015
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A Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at ENO to hit you between the eyes

By , 26 September 2015
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Carte blanche: A muddled Queen of Spades from David Alden at ENO

By , 06 June 2015
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An atmosphere filled with dust and testosterone: Bieito’s Carmen returns to ENO

By , 20 May 2015
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That sinking feeling: ENO’s Pirates of Penzance scuppered at the Coliseum

By , 09 May 2015
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The power of love: Between Worlds at the Barbican

By , 11 April 2015
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Razor sharp: Sweeney Todd at English National Opera

By , 31 March 2015
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Peter Sellars' reconstruction of Purcell's The Indian Queen at ENO

By , 26 February 2015
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La traviata: Lightning fails to strike twice in ENO revival of Konwitschny’s production

By , 09 February 2015
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Iain Paterson and Edward Gardner lead a top quality rendering of Wagner's Meistersinger for ENO

By , 07 February 2015
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A Passion for our times: Adams' The Gospel According To The Other Mary premières at ENO

By , 21 November 2014
****1
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Jonathan Miller's La bohème returns to ENO

By , 29 October 2014
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A fabulous Figaro from Fiona Shaw for English National Opera

By , 16 October 2014
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Opera's Spaghetti Western: Puccini's Girl of the Golden West at ENO

By , 02 October 2014
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"One that lov'd not wisely but too well": a visceral Otello at ENO

By , 13 September 2014
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Musical grit mars a pearl of a production

By , 16 June 2014
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Terry Gilliam strikes gold for ENO with a riotous Benvenuto Cellini

By , 05 June 2014
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"All ladies are like that": Così at the Carnival

By , 16 May 2014
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Two wins out of three: Julian Anderson's Thebans at ENO

By , 03 May 2014
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Powder Her Face is ugly and exposed at Ambika P3

By , 02 April 2014
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A disappointing Rodelinda at the English National Opera

By , 28 February 2014
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Not for beginners: Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at ENO

By , 13 February 2014
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ENO unleash a North Sea storm with Peter Grimes

By , 29 January 2014
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ENO and Improbable's Satyagraha an astonishing spectacle

By , 20 November 2013
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Simon McBurney's ingenious Magic Flute for English National Opera

By , 07 November 2013
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ENO's Madam Butterfly is once again a must-see

By , 14 October 2013
****1
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Burlesque and bats: Christopher Alden reinvents Die Fledermaus for ENO

By , 30 September 2013
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ENO's new season opens with Bieito's contradictory Fidelio

By , 25 September 2013
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