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Cardiff

Wheel of Fortune: Preziosilla spins Pountney's Force of Destiny

By , 02 February 2018
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Chicago

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 November 2017
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Cardiff

An arresting From the House of the Dead at Welsh National Opera

By , 08 October 2017
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Cardiff

Stark and spellbinding: Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina leads WNO's Russian season

By , 23 September 2017
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Geneva

Elena Langer's Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva

By , 14 September 2017
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Zürich

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in Zurich: a danse macabre of pallid beauty

By , 07 June 2017
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Naples

The Enchantress charms in Naples: Tchaikovsky's opera finally premiered in Italy

By , 17 February 2017
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Chicago

Perplexing staging not enough to derail a gloriously sung Rheingold at Lyric Opera

By , 01 October 2016
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Leeds

Brilliant Il tabarro and Suor Angelica complete Opera North's Puccini triptych

By , 01 October 2016
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Cardiff

From the Somme's trenches: Iain Bell's In Parenthesis opens at Welsh National Opera

By , 13 May 2016
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Bristol

WNO's Figaro Gets a Divorce: a memorable night in Bristol

By , 17 March 2016
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Oslo

Not perfect, only human: Rolf Wallin’s Elysium in Oslo

By , 14 March 2016
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San Francisco

At San Francisco Opera, Usher House falls dramatically... twice

By , 08 December 2015
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Geneva

David Pountney's distinctive Guillaume Tell takes aim in Geneva

By , 11 September 2015
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Cardiff

Spiral staircase and paddling pool: Pelléas et Mélisande from Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2015
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Copenhagen

The king is not well: Carl Nielsen’s Saul og David in Copenhagen

By , 17 April 2015
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Chicago

Weinberg's The Passenger only partially successful at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 04 March 2015
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Zürich

Die Frau ohne Schatten: a Strauss extravaganza in Zurich

By , 27 November 2014
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Cardiff

Marc Chagall inspires a new production of Mosè in Egitto

By , 03 October 2014
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Cardiff

Rossini's William Tell in fifty shades of grey

By , 12 September 2014
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New York City

A harrowing evening with The Passenger at Park Avenue Armory

By , 12 July 2014
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Cardiff

Usher House double bill fails to stand up

By , 13 June 2014
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Birmingham

David Pountney and Welsh National Opera's superb new Lulu in Birmingham

By , 05 March 2013
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London

Draining but rewarding - Weinberg's The Passenger at ENO

By , 19 September 2011
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Vienna

Jenůfas Beziehungsstatus: Es ist kompliziert!

By , 10 April 2016
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