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Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Songs of innocence and experience: Verdi's Falstaff at Garsington

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Mary Bevan (Coraline), Kitty Whatey (Other Mother) and Ghost Children © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Entertaining but not entrancing: Royal Opera ventures into fantasy with Turnage's Coraline

By , 29 March 2018
***11
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Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
***11
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Henry Waddington (Don Magnifico) and Quirijn de Lang (Dandini) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

Opera North's Cenerentola provides plenty of comedy and revels

By , 16 February 2017
****1
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Katie Bray (Hansel) and Fflur Wyn (Gretel) © Robert Workman
Leeds

A real feast: Opera North's witty and perceptive Hansel and Gretel

By , 02 February 2017
****1
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Aoife Miskelly (Snegurochka) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

Snowflakes and sunflowers: rare Rimsky-Korsakov opera revived by Opera North

By , 21 January 2017
***11
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Derek Welton, Patrizia Ciofi, Irene Roberts, Olesya Golovneva and Marc Barrard © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Grand opéra, grand singing: Les Huguenots at Deutsche Oper

By , 13 November 2016
****1
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Mark Stone (Robert) and Mary Dunleavy (Christine) © Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Love's not Time's fool: Intermezzo at Garsington

By , 06 June 2015
****1
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Eric Owens (Dutchman) © Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

Eric Owens' Flying Dutchman delivers in Washington

By , 07 March 2015
***11
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Rafael Rojas as Dick Johnson and Alwyn Mellor as Minnie © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North brings new life to Puccini's western

By , 21 January 2014
****1
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Lesley Garrett and Philip Rhodes in La voix humaine  ©  Tristram Kenton
Leeds

A brilliant pairing by Opera North: La Voix Humaine and Dido and Aeneas in Leeds

By , 14 February 2013
****1
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Simon Butteriss, Georgia Jarman, Iain Paton  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Tales of Hoffmann at the ENO

By , 10 February 2012
***11
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Hoffmann (R. Villazón), Nicklausse (A. Brower), Spalanzani (U. Reß) & Coppélius (hier: J. Relyea) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Künstler in Nöten – Hoffmanns Erzählungen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 28 March 2015
***11
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