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Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Royal Opera Carmen: slicker, but still a mountain to climb

By , 30 November 2018
***11
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Los Angeles

Clockwork precision and sparkle in Dutoit's all-Ravel program in Los Angeles

By , 10 November 2017
****1
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AJ Glueckert (Bacchus) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Keep calm and carry on singing: love and art overcome wartime adversity in Glyndebourne’s Ariadne

By , 25 June 2017
****1
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Charlotte Hellekant (Clairon) and Sally Matthews (Countess) © Bernd Uhlig
Brussels

Prima la musica: an intriguing Capriccio in Brussels

By , 10 November 2016
****1
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Vittorio Grigolo (Werther) and Joyce DiDonato (Charlotte) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Grigolo and DiDonato light up the Royal Opera's Werther

By , 19 June 2016
***11
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Chris Addison (Smith) and Kate Lindsey (Lazuli) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

L'Étoile proves a disappointingly flat foray into opéra-bouffe for the Royal Opera

By , 01 February 2016
**111
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François Piolino (Teapot) and Elodie Méchain (Chinese Cup) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Spanish sex and Gallic charm: a perfect Ravel double bill at Glyndebourne

By , 08 August 2015
*****
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Sabine Devieilhe © Jen Supaph
London

L'enfant et les sortilèges: Chillingly dark Ravel from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 12 February 2015
****1
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Hélène Guilmette (Laoula), Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Lazuli) and Julie Boulianne (Aloès) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Chabrier’s L’étoile: a delightful mix of surreal, farce and poetry in Pelly's production

By , 04 October 2014
****1
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©  Charles Duprat
Paris

Carmen's charms are lost on a Paris audience

By , 07 December 2012
**111
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Marc Scoffoni (Baron Douphol), Anita Hartig (Violetta) et Catherine Trottmann (Flora) © Mirco Magliocca
Toulouse

Le camélia comme symbole de la rentrée lyrique au Capitole

By , 26 September 2018
****1
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Patricia Petibon (Blanche de la Force) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Reprise des Dialogues des Carmélites au TCE : la scène et la fosse font le grand écart

By , 11 February 2018
****1
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz - Radio France
Paris

Au commencement était la mère : fils indignes, sales gosses et héritages impressionnistes au programme du vendredi du Philhar

By , 15 April 2016
****1
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Geneva

Ravel au sommet sous la baguette de Dutoit !

By , 28 October 2015
****1
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© Marc Ginot
Montpellier

Fashion week à Montpellier

By , 09 October 2015
**111
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