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Jakub Józef Orliński (Rinaldo) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Jolly hockey sticks! Orliński rules as Rinaldo at Glyndebourne

By , 08 August 2019
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Handel's Susanna at the Halle Handel Festival © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Halle

Handel's somewhat rare oratorio Susanna in the Halle Handel Festival

By , 14 June 2019
***11
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Natalia Osipova (Medusa) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

A bad hair day for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa at The Royal Ballet

By , 08 May 2019
***11
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Tim Mead (Oberon) and Miltos Yerolemou (Puck) © Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Robert Carsen's 28-year-old Dream conquers a new fan base in Philadelphia

By , 08 February 2019
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Jeanine De Bique (Rodelinda) and Tim Mead (Bertarido) © Simon Gosselin
Lille

Handel’s Rodelinda: A strong season opening at Opéra de Lille

By , 06 October 2018
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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous Early Opera Company

By , 11 April 2018
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Christiane Karg (Calisto) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Cavalli's La Calisto returns to Munich in Alden’s psychedelic staging

By , 02 April 2018
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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
Cambridge

Immortal thoughts: Mortal Voices from The Academy of Ancient Music in Cambridge

By , 16 February 2018
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Ian Bostridge (Jephtha) and Katherine Watson (Iphis) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

“It must be so": Handel's Jephtha at the Palais Garnier

By , 13 January 2018
****1
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Agrippina © Annemarie Augustijns
Antwerp

Agrippina meets Dynasty: Joan Collins' spirit hovers over Antwerp

By , 25 March 2017
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Jurgita Adamonytė © Oksana
London

La Calisto: Sublime singing saves Cavalli’s work from farce

By , 28 November 2016
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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
London

All the pleasures: Dunedin Consort honours St Cecilia's Day at Wigmore Hall

By , 22 November 2016
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Stephen Hough © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Startling gems: Stephen Hough the composer with The Prince Consort at Wigmore Hall

By , 28 October 2016
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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 63: Bach's Mass in B minor as chamber music

By , 01 September 2016
***11
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Matthew Rose (Bottom) and Kathleen Kim (Tytania) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
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Barbara Hannigan (Agnès) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
London

Signed off with an orchestral flourish: Written on Skin at the Barbican

By , 19 March 2016
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New York City

Written on Skin at Mostly Mozart Festival: a primeval experience

By , 11 August 2015
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London

Lucy Crowe and Tim Mead a fruitful pairing for Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

By , 20 March 2015
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Amsterdam

NTR ZaterdagMatinee premières Theo Loevendie's opera The Rise of Spinoza

By , 11 October 2014
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Glyndebourne

Rinaldo at Glyndebourne: If only all history lessons were this much fun!

By , 09 August 2014
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London

Self-sacrifice, then and now: Theodora at the Barbican

By , 08 February 2014
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe: Ludus Baroque gives a memorable performance of Bach's Mass in B minor

By , 08 August 2013
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London

John Graham-Hall outstanding in ENO's Death in Venice

By , 14 June 2013
***11
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London

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival: A rare outing for Handel's Susanna by the Early Opera Company

By , 12 June 2013
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Edinburgh

Ludus Baroque perform J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Edinburgh

By , 14 December 2012
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London

ENO's Julius Caesar in Egypt

By , 01 October 2012
***11
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe: Ludus Baroque's rare Handel triumphs at Canongate Kirk

By , 08 August 2012
****1
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London

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

By , 19 July 2012
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High Wycombe

Vivaldi's Olympics-themed opera gets a rare staging at Garsington Opera

By , 03 June 2012
***11
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London

Glyndebourne's Rinaldo comes to the Proms

By , 25 August 2011
****1
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Glyndebourne

Rinaldo at Glyndebourne

By , 02 July 2011
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London

Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe at Covent Garden

By , 25 September 2010
*****
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Madrid

Resignificando lo grotesco: La Calisto en el Teatro Real

By , 17 March 2019
****1
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George Benjamin und Lawrence Renes bei den Proben © Geoffroy Schied | Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Amsterdam

Erklär mir, Liebe: George Benjamins Written on Skin geht unter die Haut

By , 28 June 2018
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William Christie und Les Arts Florissants © Gerd Mothes | Bachfest Leipzig
Leipzig

Sehr virtuos: Les Arts Florissants beschließen das Bachfest 2016

By , 19 June 2016
***11
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Emmanuelle Haïm © Simon Fowler | Virgin Classics
Vienna

Farbenprächtiges barockes Musiktheater: Francesco Cavallis Xerse am Theater an der Wien

By , 18 October 2015
****1
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