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Gyula Nagy (Ulysses) © Marshall Light Studio
Dun Laoghaire

A gripping Return of Ulysses from Opera Collective Ireland and the Akadamie für Alte Musik

By , 07 September 2018
****1
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Louise Alder (Pamina) with Lucas Rebato, Frederick Jemison, Dionysios Sevastakis (Three Boys) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Truth and Wisdom: a searching Zauberflöte at Garsington

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous Early Opera Company

By , 11 April 2018
*****
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Polly Leech as Irene with the RCM Oratorio Society (2016) © Chris Christodoulou (2016)
Snape

Handel's Theodora: Christian Curnyn conducts the Britten-Pears Young Artists at Snape

By , 31 March 2018
***11
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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
Cambridge

Immortal thoughts: Mortal Voices from The Academy of Ancient Music in Cambridge

By , 16 February 2018
****1
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The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Monteverdi on a doughnut: A drab Return of Ulysses fails to thrill the Roundhouse

By , 10 January 2018
**111
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Sarah Tynan (Partenope) © Donald Cooper
London

Partenope at ENO: pleasant enough but little more

By , 15 March 2017
**111
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Graeme Broadbent (Pluto) © ROH | Shakespeare's Globe | Stephen Cummiskey
London

The cradle of French Grand Opera: Rossi's Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker

By , 23 October 2015
***11
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Joélle Harvey (La Fortuna) © Stephen Cummiskey | ROH
London

Carnival delights: L'Ormindo at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 03 February 2015
*****
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Danielle de Niese (Partenope) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Handling Handel's Partenope at the War Memorial Opera House

By , 15 October 2014
****1
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Sophie Junker © Christina Raphaelle
London

Delicious downtime with the Duchess: La descente d’Orphée aux enfers with the Early Opera Company

By , 17 June 2014
****1
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Samuel Boden (Ormindo) and Susanna Hurrell (Erisbe) © Stephen Cummiskey
London

Cavalli’s delightful L’Ormindo graces new Globe playhouse

By , 26 March 2014
*****
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Rebecca Evans (Rodelinda) © Clive Barda
London

A disappointing Rodelinda at the English National Opera

By , 28 February 2014
**111
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©  James Berry
London

Laments and combats: Deep emotions in Monteverdi Ballets at Spitalfields

By , 17 June 2013
***11
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Early Opera Company performing in Christ Church, Spitalfields  ©  James Berry
London

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival: A rare outing for Handel's Susanna by the Early Opera Company

By , 12 June 2013
****1
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Medea, Sarah Connolly, John McMunn, Jeremy Budd  ©  Clive Barda
London

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

By , 15 February 2013
****1
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Julius Caesar, Lawrence Zazzo and Anna Christy  ©  Robert Workman
London

ENO's Julius Caesar in Egypt

By , 01 October 2012
***11
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Mhairi Lawson  © Ricardo Alcaide and Lisa Milne © Clive Barda
London

Early Opera Company: Handel's Rival Queens

By , 26 May 2012
*****
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Sara Jakubiak (Fiordiligi), Philip Cutlip (Guglielmo), Jennifer Holloway (Dorabella), Allan Clayton  ©  Carol Rosegg
New York City

NYC Opera’s Così a Sardonic Stunner

By , 18 March 2012
****1
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Ed Lyon as Mercury  ©  Alastair Muir
London

Barrie Kosky breathes life into Rameau's Castor et Pollux at the ENO

By , 28 October 2011
****1
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London

A glorious start to Christmas - Messiah at the Wigmore Hall

By , 19 December 2010
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Dylan Thomas Sony
London

Prom 64: Pergolesi and his Contemporaries

By , 02 September 2010
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Zoroastre © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Verschenkt: Zoroastre an der Komischen Oper Berlin

By , 28 June 2017
**111
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