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Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
New York City

A pleasant last première of the season at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 20 April 2018
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Pavlo Hunka (Tsar Dodon) and Sarah Demarthe (Cockerel) © Matthias Baus | La Monnaie
Brussels

Black gold: Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel in Brussels

By , 13 December 2016
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John Easterlin (The Witch) © Jacob Lucas
Seattle

Hansel and Gretel at Seattle Opera: Laurent Pelly's cautionary fairy-tale

By , 15 October 2016
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Paul Appleby (Bénédict) and Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Béatrice) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Boxed in: Pelly serves up a grey Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne

By , 23 July 2016
***11
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François Piolino (Teapot) and Elodie Méchain (Chinese Cup) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Spanish sex and Gallic charm: a perfect Ravel double bill at Glyndebourne

By , 08 August 2015
*****
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(Back) Madeleine Pierard as Noémie, Kai Rüütel as Dorothée, Ewa Podleś as Madame de la Haltièr © The Royal Opera / Bill Cooper 2011
London

Laurent Pelly's story book Cendrillon

By , 11 July 2011
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Escena de El gallo de oro en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

El tirano ayer y hoy: El gallo de oro en el Real

By , 28 May 2017
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© Opéra national de Lorraine
Nancy

Une belle volaille élevée au sol à l’Opéra National de Lorraine

By , 19 March 2017
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Sylvia Schwartz (Gretel), Alice Coote (Hänsel), José Manuel Zapata (la bruja) © Javier del Real / Teatro Real
Madrid

Agradable digestión, regusto amargo: Hansel y Gretel en el Teatro Real

By , 27 January 2015
***11
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