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Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
London

The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

By , 10 November 2018
*****
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

The vindication of a neglected masterpiece: a landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

By , 14 April 2018
*****
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Natalya Romaniw © Patrick Allen, Opera Omnia
Winchester

Royal Choral Society impresses with Russian music at Winchester Cathedral

By , 20 May 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Benedict Nelson (Ulysses) and Katie Bray (Minerva) © Richard Hubert Smith
Saffron Walden

A welcome return: Monteverdi's Ulysses’ Homecoming, English Touring Opera

By , 02 November 2016
****1
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Mark Milhofer © Athole Still
London

Nuns on the run: laughs aplenty in Chelsea Opera's Le Comte Ory

By , 25 June 2016
***11
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Benedict Nelson (Algernon Moncrieff) and Claudia Boyle (Cecily Cardew) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Wilde life: The Importance of Being Earnest, the opera

By , 29 March 2016
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Kate Fruchterman (Second Woman), Roberta Invernizzi (Dido) and Roberta Mameli (Belinda) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Turin: Baroque astonishment and wonder

By , 26 November 2015
***11
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David Stout (Figaro) © Robbie Jack
London

A fabulous Figaro from Fiona Shaw for English National Opera

By , 16 October 2014
****1
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© Maximilian Baillie
London

Bach Unwrapped Finale: Mass in B minor

By , 21 December 2013
***11
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Markus Stenz,  © MolinaVisuals
Manchester

The Hallé and Markus Stenz: Brahms Requiem and Wolfgang Rihm

By , 24 October 2013
****1
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Benedict Nelson  ©  Chris Gloag
Leeds

Leeds Lieder Festival: Benedict Nelson and Graham Johnson, and a new work by Judith Bingham

By , 13 October 2013
***11
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Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts as Peter Grimes  ©  Bill Cooper
Leeds

Opera North's triumphant Peter Grimes returns to Leeds

By , 14 September 2013
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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Gloucester

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's The Song of Hiawatha at the Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester

By , 01 August 2013
****1
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Ida Falk Winland as Cecily, Simon Wilding as Lane, Benedict Nelson as Algernon  ©  ROH / Stephen Cummiskey
London

Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest staged at the ROH Linbury Studio

By , 14 June 2013
****1
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Lucy Crowe  ©  Scott Rylander
London

Outstanding Rossini singing from Lucy Crowe in ENO's Barber of Seville

By , 25 February 2013
***11
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ENO: The Pilgrim's Progress. Christopher Speight (Judas), Graeme Lauren (Worldly Glory) and Michael  ©  Mike Hoban
London

The Pilgrim's Progress to the London Coliseum

By , 05 November 2012
***11
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Adriana Festeu  ©  Charlotte Snowden
Leeds

Leeds Lieder+ From Europe to America – A Day of Song

By , 14 October 2012
****1
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Kim Begley as Captain Vere  ©  Henrietta Butler
London

Dark deeds on the high seas: Billy Budd at ENO

By , 23 June 2012
****1
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Ben Johnson  ©  Tristram Kenton
London

The ENO's Elixir of Love

By , 15 September 2011
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Alastair Muir
London

A Midsummer Night's Dream at English National Opera

By , 19 May 2011
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London

A new slant on "A Midsummer night's Dream"

By , 19 May 2011
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Iain Paterson as Mephistopheles watches over Toby Spence as Faust: Catherine Ashmore, ENO
London

Gounod's Faust at the ENO

By , 21 September 2010
**111
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Fflur Wyn and Dave Hill, photo by Alastair Muir
London

The Lion's Face

By , 21 July 2010
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