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Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 05 March 2018
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Brandon Jovanovich (Florestan), Anja Kampe (Leonore) and Christof Fischesser (Rocco) © Toni Suter (2013)
Zürich

Bodies inside a box: a colourless Fidelio in Zurich

By , 03 December 2017
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Elsa van den Heever (Alcina) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
Santa Fe

Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered: Alcina casts some surprising spells in Santa Fe

By , 29 July 2017
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Idomeneo at The Met © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Levine's orchestra shines in uneven Met Idomeneo

By , 06 March 2017
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Elza van den Heever (Elisabetta) and Sondra Radvanovsky (Maria) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Radvanovsky tackles the second of The Met’s Three Queens... and wins

By , 01 February 2016
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Elza van der Heever (Elsa) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Lohengrin in Zurich: "What blessed power holds us spellbound?"

By , 25 September 2014
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Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Stefan Cohen
San Francisco

San Francisco Symphony's excellent semi-staging of Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 26 June 2014
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Stuart Skelton as Peter Grimes © Robert Workman
London

ENO unleash a North Sea storm with Peter Grimes

By , 29 January 2014
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Elza van den Heever as Elisabetta and Joyce DiDonato as the title character in Donizetti's Maria Stu ©  Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met live in HD at the Barbican: Maria Stuarda

By , 19 January 2013
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Elena Manistina (centre) as Azucena in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Il Trovatore, 2012 ©  Michael Cooper
Toronto

Charles Roubaud's Il Trovatore from Canadian Opera Company

By , 02 October 2012
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Luca Pisaroni (Arganto) in Rinaldo,  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Rinaldo

By , 29 February 2012
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Riccardo Minasi © Drew Gardner
Lyon

La magistrale Symphonie avec orgue de l'Orchestre national de Lyon

By , 30 November 2018
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Elza van den Heever (Ellen Orford) und Stephen Gould (Peter Grimes) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

„May god have mercy upon me“: Peter Grimes an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 13 December 2016
***11
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Don Carlo à l'OnR, mise en scène de Robert Carsen © Klara Beck
Strasbourg

Magnifique Don Carlo à l'Opéra national du Rhin

By , 17 June 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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Elza van den Heever (Norma) © Guillaume Bonnaud
Bordeaux

Norma, le célébrissime opéra de Bellini : somptueux

By , 22 May 2015
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