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Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

By , 12 November 2018
***11
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Christian Van Horn (Méphistophélès) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

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

By , 18 March 2018
****1
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Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 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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Elsa van den Heever (Alcina) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
Santa Fe

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

By , 29 July 2017
****1
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Brenda Rae (Lucia) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
Santa Fe

Brenda Rae carries Santa Fe Opera's Lucia

By , 21 July 2017
***11
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Eric Owens and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee
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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Joseph Calleja (Don José) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Carmen) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

A luscious new Carmen in Chicago

By , 11 February 2017
****1
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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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Joseph Calleja (Roméo) and Susanna Phillips (Juliette) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

The warmth of tragedy: Roméo et Juliette at the Lyric

By , 22 February 2016
***11
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Isabel Leonard (Cenerentola) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Sparkling La Cenerentola at Lyric Opera Chicago

By , 10 October 2015
*****
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Gordon Hawkins (Nabucco) and Mary Elizabeth Williams (Abigaille) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Seattle Nabucco aims for innovation but falls flat

By , 08 August 2015
**111
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The Trojan Horse © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

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

By , 12 June 2015
***11
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Harold Meers (Rodolfo) and Alyson Cambridge (Mimì) © Ken Howard
San Diego

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

By , 24 January 2015
**111
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Karine Deshayes (Cenerentola) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A delightful and enduring Cinderella at San Francisco Opera

By , 09 November 2014
****1
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Divas Distinguish San Francisco Opera's new Norma

By , 05 September 2014
***11
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Matthew Polenzani (Tito) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Clemency in a burning capitol

By , 08 March 2014
****1
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©  Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Flawless tragedy, almost unbearable: Billy Budd at Glyndebourne

By , 10 August 2013
*****
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Matthew Polenzani and Hye Jung Lee  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

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

By , 05 June 2013
****1
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Eugénie Warnier (Jemmy), Nicola Alaimo (Guillaume Tell), choir of Nederlandse Opera © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

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

By , 09 February 2013
****1
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Mark Delavan and members of the SF Opera Chorus,  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

Patricia Racette is remarkable as Tosca in San Francisco

By , 16 November 2012
***11
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Susanna Phillips  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

A Dark and Stormy Night at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 22 October 2011
***11
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Jeffrey Dunn for Boston Lyric Opera  ©  2011
Boston

Agrippina at Boston Lyric Opera

By , 16 March 2011
*****
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Hoffmann (R. Villazón), Nicklausse (A. Brower), Spalanzani (U. Reß) & Coppélius (hier: J. Relyea) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Künstler in Nöten – Hoffmanns Erzählungen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 28 March 2015
***11
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