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Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Songs of innocence and experience: Verdi's Falstaff at Garsington

By , 16 June 2018
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Lucy Crowe (Countess Almaviva) © Alastair Muir
London

Lust and labyrinths: The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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Semyon Bychkov conducts Khovanshchina © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 29: Twilight of the Old Believers as Semyon Bychkov leads a majestic Khovanshchina

By , 06 August 2017
****1
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Julian Hubbard (Tamino) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Who pulls the strings? Mozart's Magic Flute at Longborough

By , 15 July 2017
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Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Psychologically splintered: Stuart Skelton leads a stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

By , 30 May 2017
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Matthew Rose (Bottom) and Kathleen Kim (Tytania) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
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Elena Tsallagova (Vixen) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Circle of Life: Janáček's Cunning Little Vixen returns to Glyndebourne

By , 12 June 2016
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Jochen Kupfer (Beckmesser) and Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) © Tristam Kenton
Glyndebourne

Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2016
****1
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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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Saul Act I © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Biblical spectacle: an eye-popping, heart-stopping Saul for Glyndebourne’s Tour

By , 27 October 2015
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Peter Hoare (Hermann) and Felicity Palmer (The Countess) © Donald Cooper
London

Carte blanche: A muddled Queen of Spades from David Alden at ENO

By , 06 June 2015
***11
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Anna Siminska (Queen of the Night) © Mark Douet | ROH
London

Strongly cast revival of McVicar’s Enlightenment production of Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 23 February 2015
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David Stout (Figaro) © Robbie Jack
London

A fabulous Figaro from Fiona Shaw for English National Opera

By , 16 October 2014
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© Richard Hubert Smith
New York City

Glyndebourne's Billy Budd in New York

By , 07 February 2014
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Members of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Glyndebourne Chorus, and the London Philharmonic Orc ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's Billy Budd silences the Albert Hall

By , 27 August 2013
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Mark Wilde  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

English Touring Opera perform Britten's Albert Herring in London

By , 06 October 2012
***11
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Nicholas Folwell and Audun Iversen as Antonio and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figar ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's outstanding Figaro

By , 28 August 2012
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Edgaras Montvidas as Tom Rakewell  ©  Mark Hamilton
Edinburgh

Scottish Opera: The Rake's Progress

By , 31 March 2012
****1
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