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Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), Stacey Tappan, Renée Tatum and Lauren McNeese (Rhinemaidens) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

The San Francisco Ring: Episode IV – A New Hope

By , 24 June 2018
*****
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Falk Struckmann (Alberich) and Greer Grimsley (Wotan) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A strong start for San Francisco Opera's Ring

By , 19 June 2018
****1
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Leah Crocetto (Elisabetta) and Russell Thomas (Don Carlo) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Musically resplendent Don Carlo in Washington

By , 03 March 2018
****1
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Ana Maria Martinez (Donna Elvira), Erin Wall (Donna Anna) Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Don Ottavio) © Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Mozart's genius shines clearly in San Francisco Opera's darkly comic production of Don Giovanni

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Nino Machaidze (Gilda) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Quinn Kelsey excels as Rigoletto in San Francisco

By , 31 May 2017
****1
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

In new Norma, bel canto in the Iron Age

By , 28 January 2017
**111
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Michael Fabiano (Don Carlo) and Mariusz Kwiecień (Rodrigo) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Don Carlo in San Francisco: musically perfect, dramatically lacking

By , 12 June 2016
****1
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Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried) © Lynn Lane
Houston

Fear in future past: Siegfried at Houston Grand Opera

By , 16 April 2016
****1
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Brandon Jovanovich (Walther) and Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Eva) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Die Meistersinger: A rewarding operatic marathon in San Francisco

By , 18 November 2015
*****
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Vitaliy Bilyy (Miller) and Leah Crocetto (Luisa Miller) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

San Francisco Opera season opener: a stellar cast carries a dull staging of Luisa Miller

By , 11 September 2015
***11
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Marina Rebeka (Donna Anna) © Todd Rosenburg
Chicago

Kwiecień doesn't quite steal the show in Robert Falls' Don Giovanni

By , 05 October 2014
***11
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Andrea Silvestrelli (Hagen) © Franz Neumayr | Tiroler Festspiele Erl
Erl

The 24-Hour-Ring in Erl ends with fire and passion in Götterdämmerung

By , 03 August 2014
****1
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Michael Baba (Siegfried) slays Fafner © Franz Neumayr | Tiroler Festspiele Erl
Erl

Siegfried through the night: The Ring in Erl continues

By , 02 August 2014
***11
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Michiko Watanabe (Wellgunde) and Thomas Gazheli (Alberich) © Franz Neumayr | Tiroler Festspiele Erl
Erl

Das Rheingold in the mountains: a promising start to the Weekend Ring in Erl

By , 01 August 2014
***11
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Wagner’s Die Walküre, Alwyn Mellor (Brünnhilde), Greer Grimsley (Wotan)  ©  Elise Bakketun photo
Seattle

Talented acting makes Seattle Opera's Die Walküre a heart-breaking experience

By , 05 August 2013
*****
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Jennifer Zetlan, Cecelia Hall, Renée Tatum and Richard Paul Fink © Elise Bakketun
Seattle

Seattle Opera's Ring cycle begins well with a stunning, locally inspired Rheingold

By , 04 August 2013
****1
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Albina Shagimuratova, Andrzej Dobber  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Verdi's Rigoletto at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 25 February 2013
***11
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Joseph Lim, Ana María Martínez and Dimitri Pittas  ©  Dan Rest / Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago

La Bohème at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 21 January 2013
***11
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