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Hong Kong

Luminous performances lift heavy-metal staging of Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Cardiff

A thrilling Don Giovanni at Welsh National Opera

By , 22 February 2018
****1
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Cardiff

An uncomplicated, thrilling Tosca from WNO

By , 09 February 2018
****1
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Cardiff

Wheel of Fortune: Preziosilla spins Pountney's Force of Destiny

By , 02 February 2018
****1
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Southampton

Natalya Romaniw an imperious Tatyana as Tchaikovsky is unleashed from the Mayflower pit

By , 18 October 2017
***11
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Cardiff

An arresting From the House of the Dead at Welsh National Opera

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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Cardiff

Stark and spellbinding: Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina leads WNO's Russian season

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Llangollen

Neither shocking nor shabby: Tosca at Llangollen

By , 04 July 2017
****1
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Birmingham

Die Fledermaus: WNO's jolly good romp in Birmingham

By , 28 June 2017
****1
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Cardiff

Sumptuous performances from WNO in Der Rosenkavalier

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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Milton Keynes

Nagasaki comes to Bedfordshire: WNO's Madama Butterfly in Milton Keynes

By , 24 March 2017
***11
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Milton Keynes

Bitter wine: Frank Martin's Le Vin herbé an acquired taste

By , 21 March 2017
***11
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Cardiff

A musically and visually opulent La bohème from Welsh National Opera

By , 28 January 2017
****1
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Cardiff

A wonderful show: Welsh National Opera's Kiss me, Kate

By , 29 September 2016
****1
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Cardiff

Musically excellent but excessively brutal: Verdi's Macbeth at WNO

By , 17 September 2016
***11
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Cardiff

All that glitters: Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice staged by Welsh National Opera

By , 16 September 2016
***11
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Cardiff

Cav & Pag: a nostalgia trip for Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2016
****1
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Cardiff

From the Somme's trenches: Iain Bell's In Parenthesis opens at Welsh National Opera

By , 13 May 2016
****1
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Cardiff

Programmatic and operatic premières in Cardiff

By , 01 May 2016
*****
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Bristol

WNO's Figaro Gets a Divorce: a memorable night in Bristol

By , 17 March 2016
****1
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Bristol

Welsh National Opera's Barber of Seville underwhelms

By , 15 March 2016
**111
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Cardiff

Strong performances in WNO's Marriage of Figaro

By , 20 February 2016
***11
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Cardiff

Razor sharp: a bloody Sweeney Todd at Welsh National Opera

By , 08 October 2015
****1
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Cardiff

Handel's Orlando given a lively update

By , 07 October 2015
*****
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Cardiff

Rosa Feola shines in Welsh National Opera's I puritani

By , 11 September 2015
***11
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London

Betrothal and Betrayal in JPYA's end of term performance at the Royal Opera

By , 18 July 2015
***11
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Cardiff

Spiral staircase and paddling pool: Pelléas et Mélisande from Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2015
****1
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Cardiff

Leaving J.M.Barrie dangling: High-flying Peter Pan at Welsh National Opera

By , 16 May 2015
**111
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Cardiff

An evening of starvation and gluttony with Welsh National Opera's Hansel and Gretel

By , 21 February 2015
****1
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London

Impressive end of term report card for the Jette Parker Young Artists

By , 20 July 2014
****1
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Cardiff

Usher House double bill fails to stand up

By , 13 June 2014
**111
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Cardiff

Berg, Wagner and Berlioz address their mistresses via the WNO Orchestra in Cardiff

By , 17 January 2014
****1
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Cardiff

A miraculous Wagner Dream from Welsh National Opera

By , 06 June 2013
****1
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Cardiff

A new Lohengrin at Welsh National Opera

By , 26 May 2013
****1
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Birmingham

David Pountney and Welsh National Opera's superb new Lulu in Birmingham

By , 05 March 2013
****1
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Cardiff

Cape Town Opera: Mandela Trilogy at Wales Millenium Centre

By , 20 June 2012
***11
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Truro

The Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera Perform Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky in Cornwall

By , 17 April 2012
***11
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