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Andrew Foster-Williams (Golaud), Elsa Benoit (Mélisande) and Rolf Romei (Pelléas) © Priska Ketterer
Basel

Hailing from No-man’s land: Pelléas et Mélisande in Basel

By , 28 September 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Chicago

Alain Altinoglu and the Chicago Symphony find beauty in rarely trodden territory

By , 07 October 2017
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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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Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) and Scott Hendricks (Escamillo) © Bregenzer Festspiele | Karl Forster
Bregenz

When the cards fall in your favour: a striking Carmen from Kasper Holten in Bregenz

By , 27 July 2017
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© Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

In Cleveland, a politically fraught St John Passion

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
San Francisco

A speedy Beethoven Ninth disappoints in San Francisco

By , 01 February 2017
**111
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Mati Turi (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
London

Full immersion, total immolation: Götterdämmerung crowns Opera North's magnificent Ring

By , 03 July 2016
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Michael Druiett (Wotan), Jo Pohlheim (Alberich) and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge) © Clive Barda
London

Dipping a toe into the Rhine: Wagner therapy from Opera North

By , 28 June 2016
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Orchestra of Opera North © Tom Arber
Leeds

Creative spirits in Leeds: Orchestra of Opera North's Mahler 8

By , 04 June 2016
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Gieorgij Puchalski (John) and Agneta Eichenholz (Ellen) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Forceful Peter Grimes a must-see at Theater an der Wien

By , 14 December 2015
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Ann Hallenberg © Nancy Glor
Amsterdam

Fabulous soloists in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s St John Passion

By , 27 March 2015
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Miklós Sebestyén (Mosè) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cardiff

Marc Chagall inspires a new production of Mosè in Egitto

By , 03 October 2014
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Armide  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Barrie Kosky's visually stunning take on Gluck's Armide at De Nederlandse Opera

By , 10 October 2013
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Les Violons du Roy  ©  Camirand Photo
Quebec

The highlight of Montréal's concert season: Handel's Theodora with Les Violons du Roy

By , 25 May 2013
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Orchestre Métropolitain in the Verdi Requiem © Philippe Jasmin
Montreal

Verdi's Requiem with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and L'Orchestre Métropolitain

By , 24 March 2013
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Ildar Abdrazakov and Soloman Howard,  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

Abdrazakov's Don Giovanni woos and wows Washington DC

By , 26 September 2012
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Sonia Ganassi as Charlotte and Andrew Foster-Williams as Albert.  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

An Ever-Modern Werther Conquers Washington National Opera

By , 12 May 2012
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©  Dan Brady
Gateshead

Mozart and Bartók: Life after death

By , 19 June 2011
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Steven Harrison (Florestan) and Emma Bell (Leonore)  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's 'Fidelio'- A Focus on Freedom

By , 16 April 2011
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© Palazzetto Bru Zane | Amélie Debray
Paris

Faust rajeunit aux Champs-Élysées : des rires et des grincements de dents

By , 14 June 2018
***11
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© Baus | La Monnaie De Munt
Brussels

La Monnaie : Lohengrin, année zéro

By , 19 April 2018
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© Festival de Música de Canarias
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gurrelieder de Schoenberg, en el Festival de Canarias

By , 14 January 2017
***11
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Christophe Rousset © Ignacio Barrios Martinez
Vienna

Salieris Les Horaces in einer ausgezeichneten konzertanten Aufführung am Theater an der Wien

By , 18 October 2016
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Paris

Les Horaces de Salieri : une lutte fratricide à l’Opéra de Versailles

By , 15 October 2016
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El director y clavecinista Richard Egarr © Joseph Stevenson
La Coruña

Magistral Creación con Richard Egarr dirigiendo al Coro y la Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

By , 04 March 2016
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<em>Fidelio</em>: Ensemble und Concentus Musicus Wien unter Stefan Gottfried © Herwig Prammer | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

Getrübtes Festkonzert: Beethovens Fidelio am Theater an der Wien

By , 17 January 2016
***11
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Véronique Gens © BR / Lisa Hinder
Paris

Cinq-Mars de Charles Gounod à Versailles : « Sauvons le roi ! Sauvons la noblesse et la France ! »

By , 29 January 2015
****1
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