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David Portillo (Pasquale) and Elena Sancho Pereg (Eurilla) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Reality and fantasy in a new production of Orlando Paladino in Munich

By , 25 July 2018
****1
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Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin
Berlin

Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 June 2018
***11
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Susan Graham (Hanna Glawari) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Merry Widow fails to convince

By , 16 December 2017
***11
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Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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The Ariodante cast © Robert Workman
London

Handel on tour: The English Concert's star-studded Ariodante reaches London's Barbican

By , 16 May 2017
****1
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Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Jürgen Flimm's production of Fidelio returns to The Met after a long absence

By , 16 March 2017
****1
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Lenneke Ruiten (Konstanze) © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

The Abduction from the Seraglio a soprano vehicle at Dutch National Opera

By , 13 January 2017
***11
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Kiera Duffy (Bess) © Dominic M Mercier for Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Flawed masterpiece: Missy Mazzoli's Breaking the Waves opens in Philadelphia

By , 22 September 2016
****1
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Andrew Jones (Guglielmo) and David Portillo (Ferrando) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Through a class darkly: McVicar's Così in Sydney

By , 19 July 2016
****1
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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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Chicago

A Wozzeck of few concessions at the Lyric

By , 01 November 2015
***11
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Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Aix © Pascal Victor
Aix-en-Provence

Martin Kušej's new Entführung a disappointingly toothless affair

By , 03 July 2015
**111
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David Portillo (Don Ramiro) and Tara Erraught (Angelina) © Scott Suchman
Washington

No longer by the cinders: Tara Erraught’s American debut in with WNO Cenerentola

By , 11 May 2015
***11
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Act Three, Scene 1  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Die Meistersinger fills the stage at Chicago's Lyric Opera

By , 08 February 2013
***11
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The English Concerto © Claudia Höhne
Hamburg

Die Tugend triumphiert! Ariodante in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 May 2017
*****
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Norman Reinhardt © Dirk Brzoska
Paris

Enlèvement royal au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

By , 21 September 2015
****1
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