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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Adrian Thompson

Julia Sitkovetsky (The Queen of the Night) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Stovepipe hats are back: Scottish Opera’s steampunk Magic Flute returns

By , 04 May 2019
****1
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Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Songs of innocence and experience: Verdi's Falstaff at Garsington

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Louise Alder (Pamina) with Lucas Rebato, Frederick Jemison, Dionysios Sevastakis (Three Boys) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Truth and Wisdom: a searching Zauberflöte at Garsington

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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Jonathan Lemalu (Figaro) and Tara Erraught (Susanna) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Fun and frolics at Irish National Opera's Figaro

By , 17 April 2018
****1
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Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung © Simon Jay Price
London

A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2018
***11
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Alan Oke (Skuratov) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

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

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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David Hill conducts the BBC Singers © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Strikingly dramatic Weir in a convincing première from the BBC Singers and Nash Ensemble

By , 12 August 2017
****1
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Adrian Thompson (Mr Upfold), Clarissa Meek (Florence Pike) and Orla Boylan (Lady Billows) © Robert Workman
Alresford

John Copley directs a peach of an Albert Herring for Grange Festival

By , 25 June 2017
****1
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Adrian Thompson (Hermit) and Stephanie Corley (Simplicius) © Max Lacome
London

Simply brilliant: Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus at Sadler’s Wells

By , 11 November 2016
*****
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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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Cardiff

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

By , 21 February 2015
****1
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Edinburgh

A Butterfly fit for the Commonweath Games

By , 08 May 2014
****1
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Cardiff

A Powerful Relic from Post-war Germany: Welsh National Opera's Boulevard Solitude

By , 26 February 2014
****1
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Oxford

Roderick Williams stands out in a programme of Goethe settings in the Oxford Lieder Festival

By , 14 October 2013
***11
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London

The last revival: The Magic Flute at London Coliseum

By , 13 September 2012
****1
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London

A stellar cast lights up ENO's Rosenkavalier

By , 28 January 2012
****1
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London

True to the spirit of Pushkin: ENO's Eugene Onegin

By , 12 November 2011
****1
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