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Quirijn de Lang (Lt Audebert), Richard Burkhard (Lt Horstmayer) and Timothy Nelson (Lt Gordon) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

The futility of war: Opera North gives Kevin Puts’ Silent Night its UK première

By , 30 November 2018
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Alex Otterburn (Cascada), Máire Flavin (Hanna Glawari) and Alex Banfield (St Brioche) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's energetic Merry Widow is more than a mere period piece

By , 29 September 2018
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Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A marble and a star: a vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

By , 14 February 2018
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Geoffrey Dolton (Geronio), Quirijn de Lang (Selim) © Alice Pennefather
High Wycombe

Personenregie perfection: Martin Duncan's Il turco in Italia at Garsington

By , 26 June 2017
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James Morris (Dr. Schön), Brenda Rae (Lulu) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Dramatic intensity, risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

By , 09 November 2016
***11
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Justina Gringyte (Carmen) © Alastair Muir
London

An atmosphere filled with dust and testosterone: Bieito’s Carmen returns to ENO

By , 20 May 2015
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Fflur Wyn (Mimi) © Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Opera's dead parrot sketch: Offenbach's Vert-Vert delights at Garsington

By , 09 June 2014
****1
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Sarah Tynan as Adina  ©  Fritz Curzon
London

A humorous romp through Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore at Opera Holland Park

By , 16 July 2013
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Ida Falk Winland as Cecily, Simon Wilding as Lane, Benedict Nelson as Algernon  ©  ROH / Stephen Cummiskey
London

Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest staged at the ROH Linbury Studio

By , 14 June 2013
****1
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Geoffrey Dolton as The Viceroy of Peru and Naomi O'Connell as La Périchole © Garsington Opera
High Wycombe

Garsington Opera's La Périchole bubbles and delights

By , 18 June 2012
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Allan Clayton as Rosillon and Amy Freston as Valencienne, credit: Alastair Muir, front page photo al
Leeds

Opera North's new Merry Widow: an antidote to winter blues

By , 19 December 2010
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