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Piotr Beczała (Faust) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

La Fura dels Baus’ Faust 5.1 opens the new season at the Teatro Real

By , 22 September 2018
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Iréne Theorin (Isolde) and Stefan Vinke (Tristan) © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Tristan und Isolde: an abstract tryst by moonlight at the Liceu

By , 02 December 2017
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Evan Bowers (Don José) and Katarina Bradić (Carmen) © Erik Berg
Oslo

A man’s world: Bieito’s Carmen revived in Oslo

By , 28 January 2017
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Gabriele Sagona, Benjamin Cho, Matteo Peirone, Massimo Cavalletti and Giorgio Berrugi © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

An urban portrait of modern Paris: Àlex Ollé's La bohème at the Teatro Regio, Turin

By , 14 October 2016
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Jennifer Johnson Cano (Carmen) © T Charles Erickson
Boston

Love and Death in the Afternoon: Calixto Bieito's Carmen in Boston

By , 23 September 2016
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Sonya Yoncheva (Norma) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Burning like fire: Sonya Yoncheva's Norma scorches Covent Garden

By , 12 September 2016
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Zachary Nelson (Escamillo) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A Carmen for Our Time from Bieito in San Francisco

By , 27 May 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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Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © Charles Duprat | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Burning bright: a vocally superb Trovatore ignites the Bastille

By , 31 January 2016
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Carmen Giannattasio (Leonora) and Simone Piazzola (Il conte di Luna) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Àlex Ollé's dark Great War Trovatore at Dutch National Opera

By , 08 October 2015
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© Erik Berg
Oslo

I like a boy in uniform: a frustrating Carmen in Oslo

By , 06 October 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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Justina Gringyte (Carmen) © Alastair Muir
London

An atmosphere filled with dust and testosterone: Bieito’s Carmen returns to ENO

By , 20 May 2015
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Michael Fabiano (Faust) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

La Fura dels Baus' Faust is as spectacular as Grand Opéra gets

By , 15 May 2014
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Hiromi Omura (Cio-Cio-San) and Georgy Vasiliev (Pinkerton) © James Morgan
Sydney

Sparks fly in thought-provoking Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour

By , 21 March 2014
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John Relyea (Mefistofele) © Jean-Louis Fernandez
Lyon

À Lyon, le déroutant Mefistofele de la Fura Dels Baus

By , 11 October 2018
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© Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Lo posthumano como infierno: segundo reparto de Faust en el Teatro Real

By , 20 September 2018
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© Julien Benhamou | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

À Bastille, Le Trouvère donne de la voix

By , 23 June 2018
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La mezzosoprano Anna Goryachova (Carmen) / Coro Titular del Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Carmen de Bieito: la salvaje vitalidad de un clásico

By , 11 October 2017
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© Jean-Louis Fernandez
Lyon

Alceste fait son cinéma : la nouvelle mise en scène de La Fura dels Baus à l’Opéra de Lyon

By , 02 May 2017
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Roberto Alagna (Don José) et Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Opéra Bastille, Carmen : De l'éternelle difficulté à illustrer le désir

By , 10 March 2017
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El holandés errante en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Navegando sin mar de fondo: El Holandés errante en el Teatro Real

By , 20 December 2016
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Magdalena Anna Hofmann (Senta) © Jean-Louis Fernandez
Lyon

Le Vaisseau fantôme jette l'ancre à l'Opéra de Lyon : l’art pictural du cimetière naval

By , 13 October 2014
****1
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