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Rupert Charlesworth (Dancing Master), Sabine Devieilhe (Zerbinetta) and troupe © Pascal Victor / Artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Blissful soprano singing marooned in corporate-land: Ariadne in Aix

By , 04 July 2018
***11
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Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
New York City

A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsoper at Carnegie Hall

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
***11
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AJ Glueckert (Bacchus) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Keep calm and carry on singing: love and art overcome wartime adversity in Glyndebourne’s Ariadne

By , 25 June 2017
****1
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Così fan tutte © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Well sung but charmless: the Royal Opera's new Così fan tutte

By , 22 September 2016
**111
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Munich

A lackluster Traviata in Munich

By , 24 May 2015
**111
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Tara Erraught (Sesto) and Kristine Opolais (Vitellia) © Wilfried Hösl (February 2014)
Munich

The Bayerische Staatsoper's La clemenza di Tito is a story well told (crazy costumes and all)

By , 14 October 2014
****1
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Anna Virovlansky (Euridice) and members of the Zürcher Singakademie © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Sheer heaven - L'Orfeo in Munich's Prince Regent Theatre

By , 23 July 2014
*****
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Matthew Polenzani and Hye Jung Lee  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

Matthew Polenzani is superb in San Francisco Opera's Tales of Hoffmann

By , 05 June 2013
****1
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The Marriage of Figaro; staging by Dieter Dorn; photo  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An effervescent Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper

By , 13 May 2012
****1
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Così fan tutte,  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Hong Kong

Bavarian State Opera: Così fan tutte at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 26 February 2012
***11
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Diana Damrau as Olympia, Rolando Villazon as Hoffmann  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A sobering Hoffmann

By , 12 November 2011
****1
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Mariusz Kwiecień (Graf) und Diana Damrau (Gräfin) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Mozart zum Zurücklehnen: unterhaltsamer Figaro an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 20 November 2016
***11
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Martina Janková (Despina) und Michael Volle (Don Alfonso) © Ruth Walz | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

So machen es alle - oder doch nicht? Così bei den Salzburger Festspielen

By , 29 July 2016
****1
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Regula Mühlemann © Shirley Suarez Photography
Vienna

Nicht alles rosig im schönen Arkadien: Il re pastore im Wiener Konzerthaus

By , 11 March 2016
***11
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Munich

Carmen Giannattasio kreiert monumentale Frauenfigur in Norma

By , 04 March 2016
***11
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Rolando Villazón (Werther) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Dramatik plus: Massenets Werther an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 31 October 2015
****1
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Iréne Theorin (Elektra) und Waltraud Meier (Klytämnestra) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Musik + Theater = Musiktheater?
Herbert Wernickes Elektra an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 14 May 2015
***11
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Hoffmann (R. Villazón), Nicklausse (A. Brower), Spalanzani (U. Reß) & Coppélius (hier: J. Relyea) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Künstler in Nöten – Hoffmanns Erzählungen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 28 March 2015
***11
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Georges Bizet © Étienne Carjat
Munich

Am Anfang war der Knall - Carmen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 22 December 2014
***11
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