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The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 08 August 2018
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Robin Ticciati conducts the OAE © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 59: La clemenza di Tito transfers from Glyndebourne to the Proms

By , 28 August 2017
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Richard Croft (Tito) and Anna Stéphany (Sesto) © Monika Rittershaus
Glyndebourne

One for sorrow: Claus Guth directs a taut, dark Clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2017
***11
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A silhouetted fairy © Hugo Glendinning
Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) and Clive Bayley (Dansker) © Javier del Real | Teatro del Real
Madrid

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

By , 03 February 2017
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Iain Paterson © Maximilian Van London
Manchester

A 24-carat Rheingold as the Hallé continues its Ring quest

By , 27 November 2016
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Rachel Kelly (Donna Elvira) and Henk Neven (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
Belfast

Hedonism and downfall in Oliver Mears' farewell production at Northern Ireland Opera

By , 18 November 2016
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Nicholas Crawley (Masetto) and Mary Bevan (Zerlina) © Robert Workman
London

Strong in concept, strong in casting: Richard Jones' Don Giovanni at ENO

By , 30 September 2016
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Mark Stone (Eugene Onegin) and Anna Patalong (Tatyana) © Fritz Curzon
Blandford Forum

Fate's intentions: Eugene Onegin at the Dorset Opera Festival

By , 26 July 2016
***11
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© Grange Park Opera
Alresford

The Inquisition's dark days: Don Carlo at Grange Park

By , 18 June 2016
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Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Glass' Akhnaten at ENO: an utterly absorbing visual and aural experience

By , 04 March 2016
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Clive Bayley as Osmin © Clive Barda
Glyndebourne

Sometimes “straight” just works: McVicar's Entführung starts its Glyndeboune tour

By , 11 October 2015
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Joyce El-Khoury © Kristin Hoebermann
London

Opera Rara: Donizetti's Les Martyrs a revelation

By , 04 November 2014
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Carl Tanner (Peter Grimes) © Robert Workman
Alresford

Grimes ahoy! Suffolk's coast transplanted to the rolling Hampshire Downs

By , 30 May 2014
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Wozzeck © Cory Weaver
New York City

A Tale of Two Wozzecks: Goerne and Levine at the Met

By , 06 March 2014
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Susan Bullock and Toby Spence  ©  ROH / Clive Barda
London

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

By , 20 June 2013
***11
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©  Robert Workman
Alresford

Stephen Medcalf and Martyn Brabbins bring us a mixed Eugene Onegin at Grange Park

By , 30 May 2013
***11
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Jun-Sang Han (The Spirit of the Masque), Hannah Sofo (Concord, Tänzerin der Ballettschule des Hambu
Hamburg

New Britten production in Hamburg: Gloriana as a village pageant

By , 30 March 2013
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Sir Mark Elder  ©  Simon Dodds
London

Prom 37: Elgar's The Apostles with The Hallé

By , 10 August 2012
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Béla Perencz as Wotan and conductor Richard Farnes © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North: Die Walküre

By , 16 June 2012
***11
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Michael Volle (Wozzeck), Francesco Petrozzi (2nd Workman)  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Andreas Kriegenburg's Wozzeck: A true masterpiece

By , 06 June 2012
*****
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Aoife Checkland as child Senta, James Cresswell as the Dutchman  ©  Robert Workman
London

An imaginary Flying Dutchman at ENO

By , 28 April 2012
***11
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Simon Butteriss, Georgia Jarman, Iain Paton  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Tales of Hoffmann at the ENO

By , 10 February 2012
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©  Joel Chester Fildes
Manchester

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder: Die Walküre

By , 16 July 2011
*****
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©  Joel Chester Fildes
Manchester

Die Walküre in concert

By , 15 July 2011
*****
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Grange Park Opera
Alresford

“Such dangerous fascinations” Tristan & Isolde at Grange Park Opera

By , 30 June 2011
****1
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Jezibaba  ©  Alastair Muir
Alresford

Grange Park serves up classic tragedy in Rusalka

By , 18 June 2011
*****
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