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Sonya Yoncheva (Médée) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Smoke without fire: Cherubini's Medée fails to ignite at the Staatsoper

By , 07 October 2018
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Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

Carmen the butcher: a grotesque new production at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 20 January 2018
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Rachael Lloyd (Alisa) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

A devastating revival of Katie Mitchell's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 30 October 2017
****1
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Markus Werba (Papageno) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Julie Taymor’s Magic Flute is still mesmerizing at The Met

By , 10 October 2017
****1
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Charles Castronovo (Faust), Magdalena Kožená (Marguerite) and Florian Boesch (Méphistophélès) © Matthias Baus
Berlin

The Third Reich Show: Terry Gilliam's Damnation de Faust reaches the Staatsoper

By , 27 May 2017
***11
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Mariusz Kwiecień (Onegin) and Ana María Martínez (Tatyana) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Minimalist Onegin on the Lyric Opera stage

By , 26 February 2017
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© Juhász Arrila
Budapest

Oldie but goodie: La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 23 December 2016
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Diana Damrau (Lucia) and Charles Castronovo (Edgardo) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Flawed and floored: Katie Mitchell delivers a powerful Lucia at Covent Garden

By , 07 April 2016
***11
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Méphistophélès) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

A Faust between sulphur and damnation at Teatro Regio in Turin

By , 09 June 2015
***11
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Ludovic Tézier © Elie Ruderman
Berlin

Highway to Hell: La Damnation de Faust with the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 10 April 2015
****1
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Aurelia Florian (Magda) and Charles Castronovo (Ruggero) © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Glitter and be gay: Rolando Villazón's directorial debut in Puccini's La rondine at the Deutsche Oper

By , 08 March 2015
***11
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Ekaterina Siurina (Adina) and Charles Castronovo (Nemorino) © Wilfried Hösl | Bavarian State Opera
Munich

An intoxicating L'elisir d'amore in Munich

By , 29 December 2014
****1
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La Rondine with Angela Gheorghiu and Charles Castronovo  ©  ROH / Catherine Ashmore
London

Breezy virtuosity from the Royal Opera with Angela Gheorghiu in La Rondine

By , 05 July 2013
***11
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Charles Castronovo as Tamino, Ekaterina Siurina as Pamina  ©  2013 ROH / Mike Hoban
London

Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 16 April 2013
****1
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Ildar Abdrazakov as the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni  ©  Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Erwin Schrott stars in the Metropolitan Opera's Don Giovanni

By , 28 November 2012
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Castronova as Ferrando and Bystrom as Fiordiligi  ©  ROH 2012 / Johan Persson
London

Miller's no-frills Mozart is back: Così fan tutte at the Royal Opera House

By , 27 January 2012
****1
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Stephane Degout, Katherine Lerner, Charles Castronovo, Elisabeth Meister, Cecelia Hall in The Magic  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Once upon a time at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 10 December 2011
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Edinburgh

RSNO and Stéphane Denève: John Adams and Beethoven 9

By , 05 May 2011
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Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Patrice Nin
Toulouse

Carmen au Capitole de Toulouse : Et Carmencita mourut deux fois

By , 06 April 2018
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Diana Damrau (Lucia) und Charles Castronovo (Edgardo) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Eine psychologische Lucia in München

By , 13 July 2017
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Edita Gruberová (Elisabetta) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Belcanto-Fest: Roberto Devereux mit strahlender Edita Gruberová in München

By , 16 April 2017
*****
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© Marc Ginot
Montpellier

Révolte tambour battant – La Jacquerie à Montpellier

By , 24 July 2015
***11
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Véronique Gens © BR / Lisa Hinder
Paris

Cinq-Mars de Charles Gounod à Versailles : « Sauvons le roi ! Sauvons la noblesse et la France ! »

By , 29 January 2015
****1
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Christopher Maltmann (Don Giovanni) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Lebemann im Goldgewand - Mozarts Don Giovanni an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 10 January 2015
***11
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I Capuletti e i Montecchi © Mirco Magliocca
Paris

Les Capulet et les Montaigu de Bellini à l'Opéra Bastille

By , 30 April 2014
**111
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