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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) and Yusif Eyvazov (Dick Johnson) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Big, bold Minnie and Johnson in Met's Fanciulla: Eyvazov shines

By , 04 October 2018
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Željko Lučić (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Netrebko and Lučić in Macbeth: a Covent Garden masterclass in operatic villainy

By , 25 March 2018
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Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) and Željko Lučić (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Beautiful singing, realistic staging for the Met’s new Tosca

By , 03 January 2018
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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Herod) and Gun-Brit Barkmin (Salome) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Salome in Vienna is big on decibels, but short on detail

By , 21 September 2017
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Stephen Costello (The Duke of Mantua) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto

By , 20 January 2017
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Patricia Racette as Salome © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Racette an unlikely success at Met's Revival of Salome

By , 05 December 2016
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"Di due figli": Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando and chorus © ROH / Clive Barda
London

Love, fire and death on the Eastern Front: Royal Opera's new Il trovatore

By , 02 July 2016
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Željko Lučić (Iago) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Tight ensemble over Sher’s exsanguinated Otello at The Met

By , 20 April 2016
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Dmitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

A strongly cast Nabucco opens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 23 January 2016
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Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) and Željko Lučić (Iago) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Unfocused, unmagnetic Otello opens Met Season

By , 21 September 2015
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Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Tosca) and Željko Lučić (Scarpia) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Mending fences: Luc Bondy's Tosca at La Scala

By , 22 June 2015
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Liudmyla Monastyrska (Aida) © Marty Sohl
New York City

The Met's Aida offers stunning singing and spectacle

By , 30 October 2014
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Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) and Željko Lučić (Macbeth) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Macbeths triumph at The Met: Netrebko and Lučić reign in New York

By , 24 September 2014
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Željko Lučić (Simon Boccanegra) © Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Thielemann brings Verdi's Simon Boccanegra to life

By , 30 May 2014
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Patricia Racette (Maddalena de Coigny) and Marcelo Álvarez (Andrea Chénier) © Marty Sohl
New York City

Andrea Chénier at The Met: A size too small

By , 24 March 2014
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Marcelo Álvarez and Angela Gheorghiu  ©  Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

A classic production of Tosca at the Vienna Staatsoper well worth the ticket

By , 11 September 2013
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Piotr Beczala as the Duke and Željko Lucic as Rigoletto  ©  Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera. Taken during the rehearsal on January 22, 2013 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City
New York City

Rigoletto in flashing neon lights at the Met in HD

By , 16 February 2013
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Jonas Kaufmann as Lohengrin and Anja Harteros as Elsa  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Milan

A dream cast united in La Scala's Lohengrin

By , 21 December 2012
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Jessica McMillan
San Francisco

Opera in the ballpark: Rigoletto at the home of the San Francisco Giants

By , 15 September 2012
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Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl  ©  Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

Verdi's Rigoletto at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Phil and Dudamel

By , 12 August 2012
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© Julien Benhamou | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

À Bastille, Le Trouvère donne de la voix

By , 23 June 2018
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Vittorio Grigòlo (Cavaradossi) und Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Tosca in New York: Gesangliche Gourmethäppchen in Nostalgie-Optik

By , 15 January 2018
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Anja Harteros (Floria Tosca) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Eine puristische Tosca mit hochkarätiger Besetzung in München

By , 14 November 2017
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) © Charles Duprat | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Rigoletto à l'Opéra Bastille: une fulgurante et lumineuse malédiction

By , 27 May 2017
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Frankfurt am Main

Verdi's Falstaff in Frankfurt: Heimspiel für Željko Lučić

By , 23 September 2016
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La traviata, mise en scène de Benoît Jacquot © Opéra de Paris
Paris

Une Traviata entre guimauve et naphtaline

By , 20 May 2016
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Il tabarro: Vincent Wolfsteiner (Luigi) und Elza van den Heever (Giorgetta) © Barbara Aumüller | Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

Claus Guths Frankfurter Trittico geht der Psychologie tief auf den Grund

By , 13 March 2016
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