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Ryoichi Hirano (Leontes) and Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione) © Tristram Kenton
London

A ballet for all seasons: Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 February 2018
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Laura Morera (The Red Queen) in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

The Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By , 27 September 2017
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Ekaterina Bakanova (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
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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
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Sergei Romanovsky (Alfredo) and Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

La traviata at Covent Garden: imperfect but enjoyable

By , 16 January 2017
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Nathan Gunn (Sid Taylor) and Kate Aldrich (Arden Scott) © Karen Almond
San Diego

Heggie's Great Scott wins big in San Diego

By , 07 May 2016
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Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione) © ROH | Johan Persson (2014)
London

Wheeldon's glorious Winter's Tale returns for Shakespeare400

By , 12 April 2016
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Hannah Fischer (Hermione) and Piotr Stanczyk (Leontes) © Karolina Kuras | National Ballet of Canada
Washington

A study in jealousy: US première of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale

By , 19 January 2016
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Luca Salsi (Germont) and Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

A Traviata to blow away the cobwebs at The Royal Opera

By , 16 January 2016
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Toronto

The Winter's Tale, National Ballet of Canada

By , 19 November 2015
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Joyce DiDonato (Arden Scott) © Karen Almond | Dallas Opera
Dallas

Great Scott: modern bel canto at Dallas Opera

By , 01 November 2015
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Marina Rebeka (Violetta) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Marina Rebeka: a Violetta in robust health in Covent Garden's Traviata

By , 18 May 2015
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James Morris (The Grand Inquisitor) and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Philip II) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Verdi's Don Carlo at the Met

By , 30 March 2015
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Lauren Cuthbertson as Hermione and Edward Watson as  Leontes © ROH / Johan Persson, 2014
London

A spring hit for Royal Ballet's The Winter's Tale

By , 10 April 2014
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Shawn Mathley and Elena Xanthoudakis  ©  Alastair Muir
London

The last revival: The Magic Flute at London Coliseum

By , 13 September 2012
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Party time in Act I: Ailyn Pérez as Violetta, Ji Hyun Kim as Gastone © Royal Opera House 2011 / Catherine Ashmore
London

Something for everyone in La Traviata at the Royal Opera

By , 28 November 2011
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