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London

Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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London

Roderick Williams’ charming birdcatcher leads a spirited revival of The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

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

By , 21 May 2016
****1
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London

An incandescent Magic Flute from Mark Wigglesworth at ENO

By , 05 February 2016
****1
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Rotterdam

Bold music-making in Nederlandse Reisopera’s austere Madama Butterfly

By , 19 September 2015
***11
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London

A heaven of hell, a hell of heaven: Brecht and Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

By , 10 March 2015
****1
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London

An unforgettable Pelléas et Mélisande at the Southbank

By , 27 November 2014
*****
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High Wycombe

Garsington Opera's Fidelio proves entertaining but emotionally flat

By , 06 June 2014
***11
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London

The Quality of Mercy is not Strain'd: a revelatory La clemenza di Tito

By , 13 March 2014
****1
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New York City

Glyndebourne's Billy Budd in New York

By , 07 February 2014
*****
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Leeds

Opera North's glittering Midsummer Night's Dream at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 28 September 2013
****1
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London

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

By , 27 August 2013
*****
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High Wycombe

Maometto Secondo triumphantly captures Garsington

By , 10 June 2013
*****
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Huddersfield

Wagner, Verdi and sorrowful Stanford with the Huddersfield Choral Society

By , 12 April 2013
***11
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Manchester

MacMillan, Britten and Stravinsky with the BBC Philharmonic and H.K. Gruber

By , 13 March 2013
****1
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Chicago

Die Meistersinger fills the stage at Chicago's Lyric Opera

By , 08 February 2013
***11
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London

Donizetti's Belisario at the Barbican

By , 28 October 2012
****1
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London

Rufus Norris' Don Giovanni returns to ENO

By , 17 October 2012
**111
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London

Prom 55: ENO performs Britten's Peter Grimes on the concert stage

By , 24 August 2012
****1
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London

Dark deeds on the high seas: Billy Budd at ENO

By , 23 June 2012
****1
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London

Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at Covent Garden

By , 26 October 2010
**111
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London

Le Requiem et l’Inachevée au Barbican : une lecture (trop?) fidèle d’œuvres atemporelles

By , 08 October 2014
**111
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