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Glyndebourne

Seriously funny, musically transcendent: Glyndebourne's Rosenkavalier

By , 20 May 2018
*****
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London

A persistent meditative state: Glass' Satyagraha at English National Opera

By , 07 February 2018
***11
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London

A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2018
***11
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Snape

Opera North sails in to the Aldeburgh Festival with a buoyant revival of Billy Budd

By , 24 June 2017
*****
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Cardiff

Sumptuous performances from WNO in Der Rosenkavalier

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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London

Death, destroyer of worlds: John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic at the Barbican

By , 25 April 2017
*****
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Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
****1
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New York City

Anna Netrebko overcomes flawed production of Manon Lescaut at the Met

By , 14 November 2016
****1
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London

Burning like fire: Sonya Yoncheva's Norma scorches Covent Garden

By , 12 September 2016
****1
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London

The OAE celebrates in style with Weber’s Der Freischütz

By , 07 June 2016
****1
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High Wycombe

Natalya Romaniw's Tatyana the star of a stylish Eugene Onegin at Garsington

By , 03 June 2016
****1
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Zürich

Manifestations of trauma: Tcherniakov's Pelléas et Mélisande in Zurich

By , 08 May 2016
***11
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New York City

Work in progress: Met’s Manon Lescaut starring Opolais and Alagna

By , 12 February 2016
***11
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Chicago

A Wozzeck of few concessions at the Lyric

By , 01 November 2015
***11
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Chicago

A dazzling new Figaro at the Lyric Opera

By , 26 September 2015
****1
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Port Isaac

Boris Godunov with a star British cast wows St Endellion

By , 07 August 2015
*****
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Aix-en-Provence

Robert Carsen's legendary production returns to its birthplace with a Dream cast

By , 04 July 2015
*****
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New York City

The Rake’s Progress makes for a rare, gratifying evening of neoclassical whimsy at The Met

By , 01 May 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

Polished stagecraft still wields its magic in Dutch National Opera’s Zauberflöte

By , 04 March 2015
****1
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Inés de Castro: shocking and unmissable

By , 24 January 2015
****1
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London

Opera Rara: Donizetti's Les Martyrs a revelation

By , 04 November 2014
*****
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London

A Royal Opera Rigoletto desperately in need of a shot of espresso

By , 12 September 2014
**111
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London

Electric Stravinsky outshines Brett Dean at the Proms

By , 07 August 2014
***11
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London

BBC Singers dazzle in Strauss' Deutsche Motette in Prom 19

By , 31 July 2014
****1
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Vienna

Vaudeville and shadow puppets: Die Zauberflöte in Vienna

By , 09 June 2014
***11
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London

A wonderful Dream of Gerontius with the BBC Symphony Orhcestra and Sir Andrew Davis

By , 06 April 2014
****1
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New York City

Glyndebourne's Billy Budd in New York

By , 07 February 2014
*****
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London

All I want for Christmas is Fantasio : Opera Rara score a hit

By , 15 December 2013
*****
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Vienna

Die Zauberflöte at the Vienna Staatsoper a mixed bag

By , 20 November 2013
***11
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London

Skelton excels in a brilliant Peter Grimes with the LPO at The Rest is Noise

By , 28 September 2013
*****
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London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's Billy Budd silences the Albert Hall

By , 27 August 2013
*****
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Glyndebourne

Flawless tragedy, almost unbearable: Billy Budd at Glyndebourne

By , 10 August 2013
*****
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London

Elizabethana I and II: Britten's Gloriana at Covent Garden

By , 20 June 2013
***11
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London

Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 16 April 2013
****1
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London

Sarah Connolly tops a stellar cast in ENO's production of Charpentier's Medea

By , 15 February 2013
****1
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London

London première of James MacMillan's Since it was the Day of Preparation...

By , 29 September 2012
****1
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Edinburgh

World première of James MacMillan's Since it was the Day of Preparation...

By , 22 August 2012
*****
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London

Prom 11: Les Troyens

By , 22 July 2012
****1
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London

Shakespeare Sung: Otello at Covent Garden

By , 12 July 2012
****1
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London

Berlioz's magnum opus Les Troyens at Covent Garden

By , 25 June 2012
***11
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Manchester

Elder's apostolic Elgar: The Apostles at the Bridgewater Hall

By , 05 May 2012
****1
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London

True to the spirit of Pushkin: ENO's Eugene Onegin

By , 12 November 2011
****1
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London

Simon Boccanegra at English National Opera

By , 08 June 2011
***11
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London

Power and control in the Royal Opera's Aida

By , 30 March 2011
*****
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London

Mozart's Don Giovanni at English National Opera

By , 06 November 2010
**111
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