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Ben Johnson (Tamino) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Bowler hats and lobsters: WNO's surreal Magic Flute returns

By , 17 February 2019
***11
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 15 November 2018
****1
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ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL
London

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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John Savournin (Leporello) and Ashley Riches (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
London

Don Giovanni all at sea at Opera Holland Park

By , 03 June 2017
**111
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Sir Andrew Davis © Dario Acosta
London

A Bliss revival at the Barbican from Sir Andrew Davis and the BBCSO

By , 12 May 2017
****1
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Andris Nelsons and Radu Lupu with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

Mozart in a minor key: Radu Lupu and the Requiem with the Boston Symphony

By , 21 April 2017
****1
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Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO © Simon Jay Price
London

Fidelio with footnotes from Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO

By , 21 January 2017
****1
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Dame Felicity Lott © Christina Raphaelle
Oxford

Three recitals, two Op.39s, and a Schumann rarity at the Oxford Lieder Festival

By , 26 October 2016
****1
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Ben Johnson (Eisenstein), Robert Burt (Dr Blind) and Susanna Hurrell (Rosalinde) © Robert Workman
London

Gags, rhymes and melodies: Opera Holland Park's Die Fledermaus

By , 19 July 2016
****1
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Jennifer Johnston © Gisela Schenker
Leeds

Bursting with drama and hope: Tippett's A Child of Our Time in Leeds

By , 12 March 2016
****1
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Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romik
London

Prom 72: Nielsen and Ives in partnership at the Proms

By , 09 September 2015
***11
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Ben Johnson (Carlo) and Kate Ladner (Giovanna) © Jonathan Keenan
Buxton

Dark and heavenly visions: Giovanna d'Arco at Buxton Opera Festival

By , 11 July 2015
****1
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London

La traviata: Lightning fails to strike twice in ENO revival of Konwitschny’s production

By , 09 February 2015
***11
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London

DiDonato enchants in her first live Alcina

By , 10 October 2014
***11
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Birmingham

Mozart's Mass in C Minor and more with the CBSO

By , 28 June 2014
****1
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Glyndebourne

Jonathan Kent’s Don Giovanni returns to Glyndebourne

By , 07 June 2014
***11
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London

Simon McBurney's ingenious Magic Flute for English National Opera

By , 07 November 2013
***11
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London

Prom Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra with Ben Johnson and Richard Watkins

By , 24 August 2013
***11
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Liverpool

The best of Gilbert and Sullivan with John Wilson and the RLPO

By , 06 July 2013
****1
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Birmingham

Beethoven sounding new: The CBSO Beethoven cycle concludes

By , 27 June 2013
****1
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London

Ideas, ideals, and influences: A Child of Our Time at The Rest is Noise with the LPO and Wigglesworth

By , 01 May 2013
****1
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London

Disentangling La Traviata with Konwitschny at ENO

By , 02 February 2013
****1
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London

A magical classic: Bach's B minor Mass at St Martin-in-the-Fields

By , 19 October 2012
*****
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London

Rufus Norris' Don Giovanni returns to ENO

By , 17 October 2012
**111
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Cardiff

BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Hoddinott Hall

By , 22 February 2012
****1
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London

The ENO's Elixir of Love

By , 15 September 2011
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Joshua Weilerstein © Felix Broede
Geneva

L'Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne à Genève : un Martinů roboratif, un Beethoveen qui laisse sur sa faim

By , 03 May 2018
***11
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Glasgow

"Ode to Joy" au Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

By , 28 May 2016
***11
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