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Allison Cook (Salome) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Flogging a dead horse: a new Salome at English National Opera

By , 28 September 2018
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Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Robert Workman
London

Ariadne aus Glasgow: Strauss’ opera gets a few twists at Opera Holland Park

By , 17 July 2018
****1
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Nicholas Morris (The Invisible) © Stephen Cummiskey
Snape

Pastel-perfect hell: To See The Invisible at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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Laura Zigmantaite (Dryad), Mardi Byers (Ariadne), Elizabeth Cragg (Naiad) and Lucy Hall (Echo) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is witty and passionate

By , 24 March 2018
****1
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Hilary Davan Wetton © Clive Barda
London

The sacred and the secular: RPO, City of London Choir and Hilary Davan Wetton

By , 24 October 2017
***11
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Natalya Romaniw © Michael Whitefoot
Worcester

Frank Beermann and the Philharmonia bring mischief and melancholia to the Three Choirs Festival

By , 26 July 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) © Sam Murray-Sutton
Snape

Opera North sails in to the Aldeburgh Festival with a buoyant revival of Billy Budd

By , 24 June 2017
*****
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Daniel Norman, Nicholas Lester (Josef K) and Paul Carey Jones © James Glossop
Glasgow

Unfulfilled potential in Philip Glass' The Trial

By , 24 January 2017
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) and the Chorus of Opera North © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's intensely dramatic Billy Budd in Leeds

By , 18 October 2016
****1
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Lee Bisset (Jenůfa) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Pain and purity: Janáček's Jenůfa at Longborough

By , 16 July 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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Rafael Rojas (Andrea Chénier) and Annemarie Kremer (Maddelena) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's Andrea Chénier full of modern relevance

By , 19 January 2016
****1
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Christopher Purves (Gianni Schicchi) © Bill Cooper | Opera North
Leeds

Comedy and tragedy: Opera North's Gianni Schicchi and La Vida Breve serve up a fine double bill

By , 18 February 2015
****1
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Mhairi Lawson © Ricardo Alcaide
Gateshead

Glorious Bach at Sage Gateshead

By , 09 October 2014
***11
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Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea) and James Laing (Nerone) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North blends the beautiful with the cynical in The Coronation of Poppea

By , 04 October 2014
***11
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ji-Min Park and Hye-Youn Lee in La Traviata © Richard H Smith
Leeds

La Traviata at the Grand Theatre, Leeds

By , 20 September 2014
****1
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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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Henry Waddington as Caleb, Daniel Norman as Joshua and Jake Arditti as Othniel  ©  Alastair Muir
Leeds

Opera North's Joshua at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 30 April 2013
***11
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Barbara Hannigan  ©  Elmer de Haas
London

Stravinsky's Renard at The Rest is Noise with Barbara Hannigan and the London Sinfonietta

By , 10 February 2013
*****
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Christopher Warren Green,  ©  Miel Peters
London

Raymond Gubbay presents Beethoven's Ninth: Christmas at the Barbican

By , 29 December 2011
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Anne Sophie Duprels as Cio-Cio-San  ©  Robert Workman
Leeds

Daniele Rustioni conducts Opera North's revival of Madama Butterfly

By , 24 September 2011
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