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Lauren Fagan, Angela Simkin, Christina Bock, Johannes Martin Kränzle © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
London

The assault on Valhalla begins: Das Rheingold at the Royal Opera

By , 24 September 2018
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Alice Poggio (Skater) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Shivers up and down the spine: David Sawer's The Skating Rink at Garsington

By , 05 July 2018
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Andrew Watts (Baba the Turk) and Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 February 2018
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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
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David Stout (Figaro) and Marie Arnet (Susanna) © GTG | Magali Dougados
Geneva

Elena Langer's Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva

By , 14 September 2017
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Paul Appleby (Tom), Hilary Summers (Mother Goose) and Chorus © Pascal Victor | Artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

McBurney paints The Rake's Progress onto a blank canvas in Aix

By , 05 July 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) © Sam Murray-Sutton
Snape

Opera North sails in to the Aldeburgh Festival with a buoyant revival of Billy Budd

By , 24 June 2017
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Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A Rosenkavalier for the radio at The Met

By , 17 April 2017
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) and the Chorus of Opera North © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's intensely dramatic Billy Budd in Leeds

By , 18 October 2016
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Hubert Francis (Laïos), Nicolas Courjal (Theban High Priest) and Sarah Connolly (Jocaste) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Visually spectacular, musically even more so: Enescu's Oedipe at the Royal Opera

By , 23 May 2016
*****
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Alan Oke (The Major) and Naomi O'Connell (Serafin) © Richard Hubert Smith
Bristol

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

By , 17 March 2016
****1
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Gidon Saks © Johan Persson
Edinburgh

Too good to be true: A very fine Rakes Progress at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 12 August 2015
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Anna Nicole) © Bill Cooper
London

ROH comeback for Anna Nicole, but do shock tactics dull with repetition?

By , 11 September 2014
***11
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Satyagraha, co-produced by ENO and the Metropolitan Opera, New York  ©  Alistair Muir
London

ENO and Improbable's Satyagraha an astonishing spectacle

By , 20 November 2013
****1
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Alan Oke as Gustav von Aschenbach © Robert Workman
Leeds

Death in Venice is another winner for Opera North

By , 17 October 2013
****1
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WNO Lulu: Marie Arnet (Lulu)  ©  Clive Barda
Birmingham

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

By , 05 March 2013
****1
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John Tomlinson as the Monotaur  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper 2013
London

Birtwistle's Minotaur at Covent Garden: Impressive but sterile

By , 17 January 2013
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Simon Keenlyside as Prospero and Audrey Luna as Ariel in Thomas Adès' The Tempest  ©  Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Thomas Adès' The Tempest live in HD from the Met

By , 10 November 2012
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Alan Oke and Kathleen Kim as Chairman Mao and Madame Mao (Chiang Ch’ing)  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 72: Nixon in China at the Albert Hall

By , 05 September 2012
****1
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Nicholas Folwell and Audun Iversen as Antonio and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figar ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's outstanding Figaro

By , 28 August 2012
*****
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Conductor Martyn Brabbins  ©  Sasha Gusov
Hereford

Dyson's Canterbury Pilgrims at the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford

By , 25 July 2012
***11
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©  Catherine Ashmore
London

Heart of Darkness | Royal Opera House

By , 04 November 2011
****1
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The Donati family cluster around Buoso's will   ©  The Royal Opera / Bill Cooper
London

Pappano's Trittico makes a storming season opener

By , 12 September 2011
*****
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©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 41: Prophetic Britten

By , 14 August 2011
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Claire Wild as Alyeya,  ©  2011 Alastair Muir, Opera North
Leeds

Opera North search for 'the spark of God' in Janáček's From the House of the Dead

By , 05 May 2011
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Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna and Alan Oke as Marshall  ©  The Royal Opera, Bill Cooper
London

Anna Nicole

By , 04 March 2011
*****
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Johan Reuter (Oedipe) © Monika Rittershaus | DNO 2018
Amsterdam

Enescus komplexer Oedipe in Amsterdam

By , 06 December 2018
****1
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