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Sarah Tynan (Lucia) © John Snelling
London

English National Opera revives Lucia di Lammermoor in chilling style

By , 25 October 2018
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Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Camarena does it again: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real

By , 25 June 2018
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Jennifer Davis (Elsa) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
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Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Defiling the throne: David Alden's cumbersome Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

By , 11 April 2018
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Christiane Karg (Calisto) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Cavalli's La Calisto returns to Munich in Alden’s psychedelic staging

By , 02 April 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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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
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Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) and Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Making Babylon great again: DiDonato shines in musically spectacular Semiramide in Munich

By , 18 February 2017
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Olesya Golovneva (Valentine) and Juan Diego Flórez (Raoul) © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Grand opéra, grand singing: Les Huguenots at Deutsche Oper

By , 13 November 2016
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George Petean (Iago) and Gregory Kunde (Otello) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Kunde both amazes and disappoints in Teatro Real's Otello

By , 18 September 2016
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Peter Hoare (Laca) and Laura Wilde (Jenůfa) © Donald Cooper
London

Janáček's score, Alden's direction and Wigglesworth's conducting make a searing Jenůfa at ENO

By , 23 June 2016
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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
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Stuart Skelton (Otello) © Francis Loney
London

"One that lov'd not wisely but too well": a visceral Otello at ENO

By , 13 September 2014
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John Chest (Billy Budd) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

All at sea in Berlin: Billy Budd at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 May 2014
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Stuart Skelton as Peter Grimes © Robert Workman
London

ENO unleash a North Sea storm with Peter Grimes

By , 29 January 2014
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Adrian Eröd (Sixtus Beckmesser)  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

A hugely entertaining Meistersinger from The Netherlands Opera

By , 04 June 2013
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Lucia di Lammermoor  ©  Chris Hutcheson
Toronto

David Alden's edgy Lucia di Lammermoor triumphs in Toronto

By , 17 April 2013
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato (Count Anckarström) and Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III in Verdi's "U
New York City

Álvarez and Hvorostovsky outstanding in the Met's Un ballo in maschera

By , 08 December 2012
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Kim Begley as Captain Vere  ©  Henrietta Butler
London

Dark deeds on the high seas: Billy Budd at ENO

By , 23 June 2012
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Sarah Coburn as Lucia and Michael Chioldi as Enrico  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

Lucia in Washington: The House Always Wins

By , 10 November 2011
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Clive Barda
London

ENO scores another winner in Radamisto

By , 07 October 2010
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Patricia Racette como Káťa Kabanová © A. Bofill | Gran Teatro del Liceu
Barcelona

La oscura Káťa Kabanová brilla en el Liceu de Barcelona

By , 11 November 2018
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Lohengrin à l'Opéra d'Anvers © Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Antwerp

Un Lohengrin de belle tenue à Anvers

By , 10 October 2018
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Albina Shagimuratova (Semiramide) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Gipfel der Opernkunst: Albina Shagimuratova als Semiramide an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 10 June 2018
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Alcina en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Se rompió el hechizo: por fin Alcina en el Teatro Real

By , 27 October 2015
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