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Pretty Yende (Leïla) and Javier Camarena (Nadir) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Pearl Fishers: a lackluster evening at The Met

By , 17 November 2018
***11
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Emmanuel Villaume © Milan Mošna
Prague

A sparkling season finale from PKF – Prague Philharmonia

By , 27 June 2018
****1
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Gregory Kunde (Des Grieux) and Liudmyla Monastyrska (Manon) © A. Bofill
Barcelona

A forlorn Manon Lescaut arrives in Barcelona

By , 07 June 2018
***11
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Christian Van Horn (Méphistophélès) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

Méphistophélès, master puppeteer: a new Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 18 March 2018
****1
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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
****1
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David Pittsinger (Polémon, left), Gerard Finley (Athanaël, singing) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at The Met

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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René Pape © Petra Hajska
Prague

In Prague, a radiant Dvořák Stabat Mater

By , 07 September 2017
****1
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Venera Gimadieva (The Queen of Shemakha) and Tim Mix (Tsar Dodon) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe, 2017
Santa Fe

The Golden Cockerel soars in Santa Fe

By , 19 July 2017
****1
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Gautier Capuçon © Gregory Batardon
San Francisco

A walk through Bohemia with Gautier Capuçon and the PKF Prague Philharmonia in San Francisco

By , 29 January 2017
*****
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Patricia Racette (Minnie), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Johnson) and ensemble © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe

Santa Fe Opera Stages Puccini's Fanciulla del West

By , 02 August 2016
***11
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Joseph Calleja (Roméo) and Susanna Phillips (Juliette) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

The warmth of tragedy: Roméo et Juliette at the Lyric

By , 22 February 2016
***11
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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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Diana Damrau (Manon) and Vittorio Grigolo (Des Grieux) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Damrau and Grigolo battle through Pelly’s Manon production... and win

By , 09 March 2015
****1
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Act III Carmen © Luciano Romano
Rome

Dmytro Popov's Don José the star turn in Rome's Carmen

By , 27 June 2014
****1
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Ermonela Jaho as Manon in Act III © 2014 ROH/Bill Cooper
London

Massenet's Manon returns to Covent Garden

By , 14 January 2014
***11
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Joseph Lim, Ana María Martínez and Dimitri Pittas  ©  Dan Rest / Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago

La Bohème at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 21 January 2013
***11
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Sonia Ganassi as Charlotte and Andrew Foster-Williams as Albert.  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

An Ever-Modern Werther Conquers Washington National Opera

By , 12 May 2012
****1
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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
****1
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