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Gerald Finley © IMG Artists
Tunbridge Wells

Finley and Drake delight in Tunbridge Wells

By , 12 April 2018
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Nina Stemme, Simon Rattle, Stuart Skelton and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

An unforgettable Parsifal from Rattle, the Berlin Phil and a world-beating cast

By , 06 April 2018
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Ruxandra Donose (Kundry) © Monika Rittershaus
Baden-Baden

Dieter Dorn’s Parsifal in Baden-Baden brings the full Monty to Monsalvat

By , 24 March 2018
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Daniel Harding conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Eine Alpensinfonie © Stephan Rabold
Berlin

Daniel Harding reaches the heights with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Schubert and Strauss

By , 01 March 2018
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Gerald Finley (Scarpia), Adrienne Pieczonka (Tosca) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 15 January 2018
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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
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Lucy Crowe (Vixen) and Gerald Finley (Forester) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Blurred lines: Peter Sellars' half-baked semi-staging mars a fine performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 12 October 2017
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John Adams takes a bow after conducting his opera, ‘Dr Atomic’ © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Death, destroyer of worlds: John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic at the Barbican

By , 25 April 2017
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© Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Gerald Finley's exquisite melancholy suffuses Covent Garden's Adriana Lecouvreur

By , 07 February 2017
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Sir Antonio Pappano and Gerald Finley © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Sensitive artistry from Gerald Finley in recital with Antonio Pappano at the Barbican

By , 10 December 2016
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Janai Brugger (Jemmy) and Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Musically outstanding, but an awkwardly staged Guillaume Tell at the Met

By , 21 October 2016
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Jochen Kupfer (Beckmesser) and Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) © Tristam Kenton
Glyndebourne

Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2016
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Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande) © Tristram Kenton
London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Los Angeles

Stars align for Dudamel and Mozart at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 30 July 2015
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Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell) © Clive Barda | ROH
London

Hitting the rocks: Damiano Michieletto's Guillaume Tell at Covent Garden

By , 29 June 2015
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Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) and Gerald Finley (Nick Shadow) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Rake’s Progress makes for a rare, gratifying evening of neoclassical whimsy at The Met

By , 01 May 2015
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Gerald Finley © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Vienna

A Lenten lament: St Matthew Passion at the Konzerthaus

By , 28 March 2015
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Amber Wagner (Elisabeth) © Todd Rosenberg | Lyric Opera
Chicago

As light falls, Tannhäuser finds its tone in Chicago

By , 09 February 2015
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Luca Pisaroni (Figaro) and Anita Hartig (Susanna) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Figaro in Munich: great singing and acting on a blank backdrop

By , 08 December 2014
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Emmanuel Pahud © Sheila Rock | Askonas Holt
London

Frivolity, tragedy and serenity: the many sides of BBC NOW at the Proms

By , 27 July 2014
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Le Nozze di Figaro © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An evening of wonder, or The Marriage of Figaro

By , 17 July 2014
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Chen Reiss (Vixen) and Gerald Finley (Forester) © Michael Pöhn
Vienna

A fairy tale finale: Otto Schenk's The Cunning Little Vixen in Vienna

By , 30 June 2014
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Camilla Tilling (Susanna) and Alex Esposito (Figaro) © Mark Douet
London

McVicar’s subtle take Le nozze di Figaro returns to ROH

By , 02 May 2014
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Gerald Finley © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Forever walked alone: Gerald Finley and Julius Drake's Winterreise at Wigmore Hall

By , 15 January 2014
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Philharmonia Orchestra  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
London

The Philharmonia's season opens with Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 26 September 2013
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Vasily Petrenko acknowledges the bust of Beethoven after conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 wit ©  BBC/Chris Chri
London

Prom 38: The NYO celebrate the Royal Philharmonic Society at 200 with Beethoven and Turnage

By , 11 August 2013
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Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic  ©  Chris Lee
New York City

Dallapiccola's bleak Il prigioniero at the NY Philharmonic

By , 06 June 2013
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Peter Oundjian leads the TSO in Brahms German Requiem with Gerald Finley and Klara  ©  Dale Wilcox
Toronto

Brahms and Lieberson comfort with Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

By , 22 May 2013
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Gerald Finley  ©  Sim Canetty-Clarke
Los Angeles

Lutosławski centenary: The shadows of the night with the LA Phil

By , 07 December 2012
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Alan Oke and Kathleen Kim as Chairman Mao and Madame Mao (Chiang Ch’ing)  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 72: Nixon in China at the Albert Hall

By , 05 September 2012
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Sir Mark Elder conducts Bryn Terfel at the First Night of the BBC Proms  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: An English theme makes for a rousing start

By , 13 July 2012
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Philippe Jordan  ©  Johannes Ifkovits
Vienna

Passion week begins in Vienna with Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge

By , 31 March 2012
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Gerald Finley  ©  Sim Canetty-Clarke
Edinburgh

RSNO: Brahms and Lieberson

By , 23 March 2012
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John Harbison,  ©  Katrin Talbot
Boston

Harbison's Symphony no. 5 in Boston: A meditation on loss

By , 01 December 2011
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©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A Traditional but Warm-blooded Carmen

By , 15 October 2011
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Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna and Alan Oke as Marshall  ©  The Royal Opera, Bill Cooper
London

Anna Nicole

By , 04 March 2011
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Magdelena Kožená as Mélisande/The Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Pelléas et Mélisande: an opera that demands the audience enter in

By , 17 December 2010
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Anja Harteros (Desdemona), Gerald Finley (Jago) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Ganz in Grau: Verdis Otello als schlichtes Psychodrama an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 28 November 2018
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Ensemble © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Irre: Alvis Hermanis inszeniert Parsifal an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 March 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Michael Pöhn | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

„Gott sah, dass es gut war“: Yannick Nézet-Séguin eröffnet die Salzburger Festspiele 2016

By , 22 July 2016
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Daniel Harding © Julian Hargreaves
Munich

Energiegeladener Beethoven: brüderlicher Abschluss am Odeonsplatz

By , 17 July 2016
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Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) et Bo Skovhus (Sixtus Beckmesser) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Le songe des Maîtres chanteurs à l'Opéra Bastille

By , 13 March 2016
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