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Les Troyens © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The Staatsoper shows greatness: Hector Berlioz' Les Troyens conquer Vienna

By , 14 October 2018
*****
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Evgenia Muraveva (Lisa) and Brandon Jovanovich (Hermann) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Jansons and the Vienna Phil trump Neuenfels' tame Pique Dame in Salzburg

By , 10 August 2018
***11
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Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde) and her Valkyrie sisters © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Valkyries parachute into San Francisco

By , 20 June 2018
****1
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Falk Struckmann (Alberich) and Greer Grimsley (Wotan) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A strong start for San Francisco Opera's Ring

By , 19 June 2018
****1
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Brandon Jovanovich (Sergey), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

No muddle, just music: Pappano delivers an exceptional Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

By , 12 April 2018
****1
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Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 November 2017
****1
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Nina Stemme (Katerina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Thomas Aurin
Salzburg

Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Salzburg Festival

By , 05 August 2017
*****
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The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder © The Hallé
Manchester

A shattering Gurre-Lieder from the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Sir Mark Elder

By , 04 June 2017
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Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Eric Owens (Vodník) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's new Rusalka: a missed opportunity but with great musical values

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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Les Troyens © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Massive set overshadows the Lyric Opera's Les Troyens

By , 13 November 2016
***11
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Brandon Jovanovich (Don José) and Elena Maximova (Carmen) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Traditional Carmen a musical and dramatic success in Vienna

By , 06 September 2016
***11
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Brandon Jovanovich (Walther) and Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Eva) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Die Meistersinger: A rewarding operatic marathon in San Francisco

By , 18 November 2015
*****
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Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Witness to a delicious aberration: Wozzeck in Zurich

By , 13 September 2015
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Amanda Majeski (Marta) and Daveda Karanas (Liese) © Michael Brosilow | Lyric Opera
Chicago

Weinberg's The Passenger only partially successful at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 04 March 2015
***11
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

Semi-staged Missa solemnis marks Tilson Thomas' 70th birthday

By , 09 January 2015
***11
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Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina © Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk a musical and visual triumph

By , 13 November 2014
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Brandon Jovanovich (Sam) and Patricia Racette (Susannah) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A thoughtful Susannah from San Francisco Opera which raises important questions

By , 06 September 2014
****1
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Eric Owens (VodnÍk) and Ana María Martínez (Rusalka) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Water nymph meets prince: Rusalka at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 22 February 2014
****1
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Patricia Bardon as Carmen  ©  Robert Millard
Los Angeles

LA Opera's season opening Carmen lacks sizzle

By , 21 September 2013
**111
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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop  ©  Dave Harp
North Bethesda

An all-Wagner program from Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony

By , 16 February 2013
***11
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Lohengrin Kristinn Sigmundsson, Brandon Jovanovich and Camilla Nylund,  ©  Cory Weaver.
San Francisco

Lohengrin returns to San Francisco in effective new production

By , 20 October 2012
****1
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James Kryshak, Rene Barbera, Matthew Worth in Ariadne auf Naxos,  ©  Lyric Opera of Chicago / Dan Rest
Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a taut, effective Ariadne auf Naxos

By , 11 December 2011
***11
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©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A Traditional but Warm-blooded Carmen

By , 15 October 2011
****1
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Hartmut Haenchen © Riccardo Musacchio
Paris

Haenchen dirige un mémorable Chant de la Terre à Saint-Denis en compagnie de l’ONF, Jovanovich et Cargill

By , 08 June 2017
*****
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Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) et Bo Skovhus (Sixtus Beckmesser) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Le songe des Maîtres chanteurs à l'Opéra Bastille

By , 13 March 2016
****1
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