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Sasha Cooke (Marnie) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

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

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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Mark Stone (Eugene Onegin) and Anna Patalong (Tatyana) © Fritz Curzon
Blandford Forum

Fate's intentions: Eugene Onegin at the Dorset Opera Festival

By , 26 July 2016
***11
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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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Ekaterina Scherbachenko (Iolanta) © Pascal Victor
Aix-en-Provence

Undervalued works by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky make ideal musical bedfellows in Aix

By , 05 July 2015
****1
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Michel Plasson, Sonya Yoncheva (Juliette) and Roberto Alagna (Roméo) © Javier del Real | Teatro del Real
Madrid

Alagna and Yoncheva star in a concert Roméo et Juliette

By , 16 December 2014
****1
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Rosie Lomas (Flora) and Ellie Laugharne (The Governess) © Alex Brenner
London

An operatic ghost story - or is it? The Turn of the Screw at Opera Holland Park

By , 01 July 2014
***11
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Anna Christy and Quinn Kelsey © Alastair Muir
London

Not for beginners: Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at ENO

By , 13 February 2014
****1
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Armide  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Barrie Kosky's visually stunning take on Gluck's Armide at De Nederlandse Opera

By , 10 October 2013
****1
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Natalya Romaniw as Maliella and Olafur Sigurdarson as Rafaele  ©  Alex Brenner
London

Opera Holland Park unearths a rare gem with I gioielli della Madonna

By , 23 July 2013
****1
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Simon Keenlyside as Onegin  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper
London

When Pushkin comes to shove: Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House

By , 11 February 2013
****1
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Fflur Wyn (Iphis) and WNO Chorus  ©  Bill Cooper
Oxford

Welsh National Opera at the New Theatre, Oxford: Handel's Jephtha

By , 23 October 2012
****1
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Geoffrey Dolton as The Viceroy of Peru and Naomi O'Connell as La Périchole © Garsington Opera
High Wycombe

Garsington Opera's La Périchole bubbles and delights

By , 18 June 2012
****1
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ENO Eugene Onegin  ©  Neil Libbert
London

True to the spirit of Pushkin: ENO's Eugene Onegin

By , 12 November 2011
****1
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Tom Randle as Ulysses and Ruby Hughes as Minerva  ©  Johan Persson
London

Ulysses is back. And he's mean, armed and dangerous.

By , 24 March 2011
***11
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© Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Lo posthumano como infierno: segundo reparto de Faust en el Teatro Real

By , 20 September 2018
***11
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Perséphone, mise en scène de Peter Sellars © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Lyon

Solaire Iolanta, radieuse Perséphone à l'Opéra de Lyon

By , 11 May 2016
*****
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Sylvia Schwartz (Gretel), Alice Coote (Hänsel), José Manuel Zapata (la bruja) © Javier del Real / Teatro Real
Madrid

Agradable digestión, regusto amargo: Hansel y Gretel en el Teatro Real

By , 27 January 2015
***11
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