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Anna Netrebko (Tosca) and Michael Volle (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

High Cs to burn: Netrebko stars in The Met’s new, hot-blooded Tosca

By , 30 April 2018
*****
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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
****1
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Sonya Yoncheva (Luisa) and Piotr Beczała (Rodolfo) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Superb Yoncheva and Beczała in The Met's Luisa Miller, anchored by Domingo

By , 02 April 2018
*****
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Pretty Yende (Adina), Liparit Avetisyan (Nemorino) and Paolo Bordogna (Belcore) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Giant haystacks: Pelly's sunny L'elisir d'amore romps back to Covent Garden

By , 27 May 2017
****1
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Bryan Hymel (Don Carlo) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Royal Opera's Don Carlo revival fails to completely catch fire

By , 12 May 2017
***11
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Véronique Gens (Iphigénie) © Guergana Damianova | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Warlikowski's provocative staging of Iphigénie en Tauride a theatrical experience in Paris

By , 02 December 2016
***11
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Bryan Hymel as Don José, Elena Maximova as Carmen
London

A workmanlike Carmen at the Royal Opera

By , 19 October 2015
***11
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Roberto Alagna as Manrico and Hui He as Leonora © Philippe Gromelle
Orange

Il trovatore at Chorégies d'Orange: a robbery in the interval

By , 01 August 2015
***11
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Johan Bothan and Ana María Martinez  ©  Dan Rest / Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago

Starting with a storm: Otello at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 October 2013
***11
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Roberto Alagna as Werther  ©  Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Werther at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 April 2013
***11
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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
****1
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©  Armin Bardel
Vienna

The Theater an der Wien’s subtle Dialogues des Carmélites

By , 21 April 2011
****1
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Amelia) et Piero Pretti (Riccardo) © Emilie Brouchon | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Un Bal masqué sans fard à Bastille

By , 16 January 2018
***11
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Roberto Alagna (Don José) et Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Opéra Bastille, Carmen : De l'éternelle difficulté à illustrer le désir

By , 10 March 2017
***11
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Roberto Frontali (Macbeth) und Adina Aaron (Lady Macbeth) © Herwig Prammer | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

Macbeth im Theater an der Wien: Verirrt im Garten der Lüste

By , 15 November 2016
***11
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La Juive © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

La Juive an der Bayerischen Staatsoper: Fromental Halévy in Reinstform

By , 30 June 2016
***11
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Capriccio © Herwig Prammer | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

Capriccio im Theater an der Wien:
Wider die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit

By , 21 April 2016
*****
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Bertrand de Billy © Marco Borggreve
Paris

Mozart à la Philharmonie : un Requiem d'hiver

By , 13 January 2016
****1
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Markus Eiche (Paolo Albiani) und Dimitri Platanias (Simon Boccanegra) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Nachtschwärmer - der Simon Boccanegra der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 10 October 2014
****1
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