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Chicago

Méphistophélès, master puppeteer: a new Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 18 March 2018
****1
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New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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New York City

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

By , 10 October 2017
****1
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Santa Fe

Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered: Alcina casts some surprising spells in Santa Fe

By , 29 July 2017
****1
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Santa Fe

Brenda Rae carries Santa Fe Opera's Lucia

By , 21 July 2017
***11
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New York City

Immortals and human passions in New York Philharmonic’s Das Rheingold under Alan Gilbert

By , 01 June 2017
*****
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Chicago

A luscious new Carmen in Chicago

By , 11 February 2017
****1
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Chicago

Massive set overshadows the Lyric Opera's Les Troyens

By , 13 November 2016
***11
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Chicago

The warmth of tragedy: Roméo et Juliette at the Lyric

By , 22 February 2016
***11
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Chicago

Sparkling La Cenerentola at Lyric Opera Chicago

By , 10 October 2015
*****
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Seattle

Seattle Nabucco aims for innovation but falls flat

By , 08 August 2015
**111
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San Francisco

A staggering behemoth: McVicar's Les Troyens arrives in San Francisco

By , 12 June 2015
***11
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San Diego

San Diego Opera opens an improbable 50th anniversary season with La bohème

By , 24 January 2015
**111
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San Francisco

A delightful and enduring Cinderella at San Francisco Opera

By , 09 November 2014
****1
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San Francisco

Divas Distinguish San Francisco Opera's new Norma

By , 05 September 2014
***11
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Chicago

Clemency in a burning capitol

By , 08 March 2014
****1
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Glyndebourne

Flawless tragedy, almost unbearable: Billy Budd at Glyndebourne

By , 10 August 2013
*****
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San Francisco

Matthew Polenzani is superb in San Francisco Opera's Tales of Hoffmann

By , 05 June 2013
****1
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Amsterdam

The Netherlands Opera's daunting William Tell shines light on its massive talents

By , 09 February 2013
****1
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San Francisco

Patricia Racette is remarkable as Tosca in San Francisco

By , 16 November 2012
***11
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Chicago

A Dark and Stormy Night at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 22 October 2011
***11
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Boston

Agrippina at Boston Lyric Opera

By , 16 March 2011
*****
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Munich

Künstler in Nöten – Hoffmanns Erzählungen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 28 March 2015
***11
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