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Venera Gimadieva © Leonid Semenyuk
Amsterdam

A magical Golden Cockerel at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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Venera Gimadieva (The Queen of Shemakha) and Tim Mix (Tsar Dodon) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe, 2017
Santa Fe

The Golden Cockerel soars in Santa Fe

By , 19 July 2017
****1
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Albina Shagimuratova © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 68: A feast of Rossini as Albina Shagimuratova shines in Semiramide

By , 04 September 2016
****1
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Rosa Feola (Elvira) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Rosa Feola shines in Welsh National Opera's I puritani

By , 11 September 2015
***11
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Kirill Karabits © Sasha Gusov
Poole

Storm and passion from the Lighthouse: Verdi's Requiem

By , 06 May 2015
*****
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla) © Tristram Kenton | ROH
London

Kurzak and Pidò inspire a rumbustious Turco in Italia in Caurier and Leiser's Dolce Vita production

By , 11 April 2015
****1
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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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David Kempster (Tell) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cardiff

Rossini's William Tell in fifty shades of grey

By , 12 September 2014
****1
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John Osborn (Otello), Nicola Pamio (Doge) and Peter Kálmán (Elmiro) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

A stormy reception for Rossini's Otello in Paris

By , 07 April 2014
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Anna Christy and Quinn Kelsey © Alastair Muir
London

Not for beginners: Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at ENO

By , 13 February 2014
****1
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Felix Mendelssohn, painting by James Warren Childe
Edinburgh

Sir Andrew Davis and RSNO in Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah

By , 17 May 2013
****1
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Lawrence Zazzo (Farnace) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Mozart's Mitridate in Munich through a child's eyes

By , 20 July 2012
****1
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Simon Butteriss, Georgia Jarman, Iain Paton  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Tales of Hoffmann at the ENO

By , 10 February 2012
***11
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Alexandra Deshorties (Elisabetta) au Theater an der Wien © Herwig Prammer
Paris

Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra : un dilemme rossinien d’une grande finesse

By , 30 March 2017
****1
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Alexandra Deshorties (Elisabetta) © Herwig Prammer | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

Rossinis Elisabetta im Theater an der Wien: Es rollen die Krinolinen

By , 21 March 2017
***11
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