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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigòlo © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Fresh talent breathes new life into The Met's traditional Bohème

By , 25 September 2018
****1
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Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cardiff

An uncomplicated, thrilling Tosca from WNO

By , 09 February 2018
****1
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Justina Gringyte (Preziosilla) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cardiff

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

By , 02 February 2018
****1
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Roderick Williams (Papageno) and Siobhan Stagg (Pamina) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Roderick Williams’ charming birdcatcher leads a spirited revival of The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2017
****1
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Music director Stuart Stratford conducting the Orchestra of Scottish Opera © Scottish Opera
Glasgow

Curiosity and ambivalence in Scottish Opera's L'amico Fritz

By , 23 October 2016
**111
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Ben McAteer (Figaro) and Anna Devin (Susanna) © Bill Cooper
Glasgow

Borderline sumptuous: Scottish Opera revives The Marriage of Figaro

By , 12 October 2016
****1
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Andrew Bidlack (Private John Ball) and Marcus Farnsworth (Lieutenant Jenkins) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

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

By , 13 May 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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Harrogate

A sparkling Patience in Harrogate

By , 14 August 2015
****1
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Anna Siminska (Queen of the Night) © Mark Douet | ROH
London

Strongly cast revival of McVicar’s Enlightenment production of Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 23 February 2015
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Myrtò Papatanasiu as Musetta © Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A welcome reprise of Zeffirelli's La Bohème at the Met

By , 23 September 2014
****1
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Timothy Nelson (Don Pomponio) © Chris Christodoulou
London

Razzling, dazzling good fun: La gazzetta at the Royal College of Music

By , 25 June 2014
***11
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©  AKA
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Olga Neuwirth's American Lulu

By , 31 August 2013
****1
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Tewkesbury

Britten's Noye's Fludde at Tewkesbury Abbey as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival

By , 03 July 2013
**111
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The Mikado: Richard Suart and Richard Angas  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Jonathan Miller's Mikado returns to English National Opera

By , 01 December 2012
****1
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Buxton

The Grand Duke at the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

By , 18 August 2012
***11
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Scene from Jeff Clarke's production of The Gondoliers at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Fest ©  Charles Smith
Buxton

Gilbert and Sullivan's Gondoliers in Buxton

By , 03 August 2012
***11
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Fabio Maria Capitanucci as Marcello  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper
London

Bychkov conducts Calleja and Giannattasio in an immaculate Bohème

By , 30 April 2012
*****
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Patrizia Ciofi as Marie with the Royal Opera Chorus  ©  ROH 2012/Bill Cooper
London

La Fille du Régiment at Covent Garden

By , 19 April 2012
***11
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©  Catherine Ashmore
London

Heart of Darkness | Royal Opera House

By , 04 November 2011
****1
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©  Fritz Curzon
London

Bonynge and Lee serve up tons of fun in Opera Holland Park's Don Pasquale

By , 09 June 2011
****1
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Alfie Boe as Nanki-Poo gets fresh with Sophie Bevan as Yum-Yum  ©  Chris Christodolou
London

Jonathan Miller's Mikado returns to the ENO

By , 26 February 2011
***11
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Photo of Gweneth-Ann Jeffers in Skopje courtesy of Robert Gilder & Co.
London

Verdi's La Forza del Destino at Opera Holland Park

By , 29 July 2010
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