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Claudia Boyle (Violetta) © Catherine Ashmore
London

More croce than delizia: Daniel Kramer’s new Traviata offers entertainment but little heart

By , 16 March 2018
**111
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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) © Robbie Jack
London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Mary Elizabeth Williams (Rosalinde) and Mark Stone (Eisenstein) © Bill Cooper
Birmingham

Die Fledermaus: WNO's jolly good romp in Birmingham

By , 28 June 2017
****1
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Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Eric Owens (Vodník) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's new Rusalka: a missed opportunity but with great musical values

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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Renée Fleming and Susan Graham © Winslow Townson
Boston

One eye wet and the other dry: Der Rosenkavalier with the Boston Symphony

By , 29 September 2016
*****
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Susanna Phillips (Rosalinde) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's revival of Die Fledermaus rings in the holiday season

By , 04 December 2015
***11
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Toby Spence © Mitch Jenkins
Glasgow

Sarah Connolly and Toby Spence are soulful companions in RSNO's Dream of Gerontius

By , 30 May 2015
***11
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Maya Lahyani (Palestinian Woman) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Stunning new production of The Death of Klinghoffer at the Met

By , 24 October 2014
****1
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Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Stefan Cohen
San Francisco

San Francisco Symphony's excellent semi-staging of Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 26 June 2014
****1
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Malin Christensson © Sussie Ahlburg
London

A Fledermaus with intermittent fizz

By , 27 April 2014
***11
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LPO with Vladimir Jurowski in the Royal Festival Hall  ©  Richard Cannon
London

Skelton excels in a brilliant Peter Grimes with the LPO at The Rest is Noise

By , 28 September 2013
*****
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WNO Madam Butterfly: Alan Opie (Sharpless) and Cheryl Barker (Madam Butterfly) © Jeni Clegg
Southampton

Welsh National Opera's Butterfly at the Mayflower, Southampton

By , 22 March 2013
***11
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Benjamin Britten At Crag House; photo by Roland Haupt  ©  Britten–Pears Foundation
London

Strange meetings: Britten's War Requiem at the Southbank Centre

By , 27 November 2012
***11
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Gianni Schicchi at Opera Holland Park  ©  Fritz Curzon
London

Zanetto and Gianni Schicchi: Opera Holland Park's Florentine Double Bill

By , 22 June 2012
***11
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Patrizia Ciofi as Marie with the Royal Opera Chorus  ©  ROH 2012/Bill Cooper
London

La Fille du Régiment at Covent Garden

By , 19 April 2012
***11
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The Death of Klinghoffer, Chorus 8,  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

The Death of Klinghoffer at ENO

By , 25 February 2012
***11
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