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Lina Johnson (Gilda) © Julie Howden
Glasgow

A dark, unflinching Rigoletto from Scottish Opera

By , 18 October 2018
****1
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Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

By , 18 August 2018
***11
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Rupert Charlesworth (Dancing Master), Sabine Devieilhe (Zerbinetta) and troupe © Pascal Victor / Artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Blissful soprano singing marooned in corporate-land: Ariadne in Aix

By , 04 July 2018
***11
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The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Monteverdi on a doughnut: A drab Return of Ulysses fails to thrill the Roundhouse

By , 10 January 2018
**111
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Ekaterina Bakanova (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
***11
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Sir Bryn Terfel (Hans Sachs) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
***11
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Sergei Romanovsky (Alfredo) and Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

La traviata at Covent Garden: imperfect but enjoyable

By , 16 January 2017
***11
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Martin Winkler (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

By , 20 October 2016
*****
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Scene from Eugene Onegin © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Bright singing, grim staging: the JPYA Summer Performance at Covent Garden

By , 17 July 2016
***11
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Jacques Imbrailo and Ellie Laugharne © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Classical Opera's Don Giovanni: a masterclass in concert performance

By , 17 June 2016
****1
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Plácido Domingo as Nabucco © ROH / Catherine Ashmore
London

Clear singing, obscure production: Domingo and Monastyrska in Nabucco

By , 06 June 2016
***11
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Lucio Gallo (Gianni Schicchi) and Susanna Hurrell (Lauretta) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Jaho and Larsson break hearts, Gallo and Hurrell mend them in The Royal Opera's Trittico

By , 25 February 2016
****1
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Amanda Echalaz (Tosca) and Roberto Frontali (Scarpia) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Firing blanks: a disappointing Tosca at Covent Garden

By , 11 January 2016
**111
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Emily Ranford and Nicole Car (Tatyana) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Seeing double: Kasper Holten’s Eugene Onegin returns to Covent Garden

By , 19 December 2015
****1
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Samuel Sakker (First Officer) and Yuriy Yurchuk (Second Officer) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Cabin pressure rising: Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse at the Linbury

By , 22 October 2015
****1
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Mariana Flores (Eurydice), Francesca Aspromonte (Music), the EBS and Sir John Eliot Gardiner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Monteverdi's Orfeo forever fresh in Gardiner's hands

By , 04 August 2015
****1
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Costa Mesa

A world unlike any other: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Monteverdi' L'Orfeo

By , 25 April 2015
*****
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Alison Rose (Miranda) and Robin Bailey (Monsieur) © Clive Barda
London

Save room for seconds: I pazzi per progetto & The Dancing Master

By , 02 March 2015
***11
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David Shipley © Maximilian van London
Perth

A wonderfully nimble Messiah from the Dunedin Consort

By , 19 December 2014
****1
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© Brandenburg Sinfonia 2011
London

An Enchanting Evening of Mozart by Candlelight

By , 07 January 2011
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty Clarke
Paris

L'Orfeo de Monteverdi par Sir John Eliot Gardiner : la beauté du drame à l'état pur

By , 08 November 2015
*****
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