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The Cleveland Orchestra's stage projections © © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra opens 100th season with a stunning Cunning Little Vixen

By , 23 September 2017
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David Cangelosi (Mime) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Holding a mirror up to Nature: Zambello’s Siegfried

By , 04 May 2016
****1
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Meagan Miller (Sieglinde) and Christopher Ventris (Siegmund) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Nature’s bonfire burns on: Zambello’s Die Walküre in Washington

By , 02 May 2016
****1
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Alan Held, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Cox, Melody Moore, Ryan McKinny © Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

Manifest destiny and doom: Francesca Zambello’s All-American Ring

By , 30 April 2016
***11
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Lise Lindstrom (Elektra) © Yves Renaud
Montreal

An electric Elektra in Montreal, full of wondrous sound and fury

By , 21 November 2015
****1
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Waltraud Meier © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Tristan und Isolde in Munich: surprising and triumphant

By , 08 July 2015
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Fidelio © Tato Baeza | Palau de les Arts
Madrid

A shadow of Fidelio: Haenchen disappoints at Teatro Real

By , 27 May 2015
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Dolora Zajick (Madame de Croissy) and Layla Claire (Blanche de la Force) © Scott Suchman | WNO
Washington

An underwhelming Dialogues of the Carmelites from Francesca Zambello in Washington

By , 27 February 2015
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The Cunning Little Vixen in Cleveland © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra triumphs in The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 17 May 2014
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Ben Heppner as Peter Grimes in the Canadian Opera Company production of Peter Grimes, 2013  ©  Michael Cooper
Toronto

Canadian Opera Company's Peter Grimes with Ben Heppner

By , 08 October 2013
***11
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Christine Brewer  ©  Christian Steiner
Cleveland

Glorious Wagner at Blossom with Christine Brewer, Alan Held and the Clevelanders

By , 13 July 2013
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Melanie Diener as Isolde and Ben Heppner as Tristan in the COC’s Tristan und Isolde  ©  Michael Cooper
Toronto

Ancient magic updated: Peter Sellars' Tristan with the Canadian Opera Company

By , 08 February 2013
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Elektra  ©  Robert Kusel
Chicago

Elektra opens Lyric Opera of Chicago's new season with a shriek

By , 13 October 2012
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Camilla Nylund as Rusalka  ©  ROH 2012 / Clive Barda
London

Rusalka comes from Salzburg to the Royal Opera

By , 27 February 2012
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Patricia Racette and Alan Held  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

The Other Side of Tosca

By , 20 September 2011
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Andreas Schager (Max) und Alan Held (Caspar) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Max und die schrägen Vögel: Der Freischütz an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 11 June 2018
**111
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Escena de Elektra en el Gran Teatre del Liceu © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona

Elektra o el círculo virtuoso de la ópera

By , 07 December 2016
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