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Imelda Drumm (Amneris), Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), Graeme Danby (King) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

In Dublin, an Aida that successfully strips away the Egyptian iconography

By , 24 November 2018
*****
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James Cleverton (Gusmano) and Jung Soo Yun (Zamoro) © Richard Hubert Smith
Buxton

Revolutionary jungle fever: Verdi's Alzira staged at the Buxton Festival

By , 07 July 2018
****1
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Jonathan Lemalu (Figaro) and Tara Erraught (Susanna) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Fun and frolics at Irish National Opera's Figaro

By , 17 April 2018
****1
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Joshua Bloom (Bottom) and Soraya Mafi (Tytania) © Robert Workman
London

Hot ice and strange snow: an unseasonal return for Carsen’s bed-hopping Dream

By , 01 March 2018
****1
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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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Keri Alkema (Tosca) and Craig Colclough (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

A mixed Tosca from English National Opera

By , 03 October 2016
***11
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Peter Hoare (Laca) and Laura Wilde (Jenůfa) © Donald Cooper
London

Janáček's score, Alden's direction and Wigglesworth's conducting make a searing Jenůfa at ENO

By , 23 June 2016
*****
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Tara Erraught (Rosina) and Gavan Ring (Figaro) © Patrick Redmond
Dublin

Tara Erraught's Rosina steals the show in hilarious Rossini Barber

By , 20 April 2016
****1
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Mary Bevan (Yum-Yum) and Anthony Gregory (Nanki-Poo) © ENO | Tristram Kenton
London

Jonathan Miller’s stylish, spirited Mikado revived once again at ENO

By , 21 November 2015
***11
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Ben Johnson (Carlo) and Kate Ladner (Giovanna) © Jonathan Keenan
Buxton

Dark and heavenly visions: Giovanna d'Arco at Buxton Opera Festival

By , 11 July 2015
****1
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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
***11
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Dublin

Traditional Tosca provides an enjoyable performance

By , 17 May 2014
***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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Claire Booth in Where the Wild Things Are  ©  Mark Allan
London

Knussen's Sendak operas at the Barbican

By , 03 November 2012
****1
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Oliver Knussen  ©  Maurice Foxall
Los Angeles

Dudamel and the LA Phil take Disney Hall Where the Wild Things Are

By , 11 October 2012
****1
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Anthony Michaels-Moore as Scarpia  ©  Mike Hogan
London

A stellar Cavaradossi lights up ENO's Tosca

By , 26 November 2011
*****
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