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Katie Bray (Zenobia) and Grant Doyle (Tiridate) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

ETO's Radamisto: Uneven Handel in Hackney

By , 06 October 2018
***11
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Alice Poggio (Skater) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Shivers up and down the spine: David Sawer's The Skating Rink at Garsington

By , 05 July 2018
*****
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Adelaide

The State Opera’s Pearl Fishers graces Adelaide's stage

By , 17 May 2018
****1
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Johan Reuter (Šiškov) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 07 March 2018
***11
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Anthony Gregory (Dardanus) © Jane Hobson
London

Rawness and tenderness in English Touring Opera's Dardanus

By , 06 October 2017
****1
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Shelley Jackson (Mary Crawford), Henry Neill (Edmund Bertram) and Martha Jones (Fanny Price) © Robert Workman
Alresford

Grange Festival delivers an engaging Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Julian Hubbard (Tamino) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Who pulls the strings? Mozart's Magic Flute at Longborough

By , 15 July 2017
****1
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Peter Wedd (Herman) © Robert Workman
London

Gambling and Gothic: The Queen of Spades at Opera Holland Park

By , 02 August 2016
***11
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Susanna Fairbairn (Countess) and Beate Mordal (Susanna) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Upstairs, Downstairs: Longborough Festival Opera's Le nozze di Figaro

By , 26 June 2016
****1
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Catherine Carby (Iphigénie) © Richard Hubert Smith
Norwich

Kill or be killed: Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride, ETO

By , 23 March 2016
***11
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Elena Xanthoudakis (Pia) © Jane Hobson
London

Something old, something new: Donizetti's Pia de' Tolomei, English Touring Opera

By , 10 March 2016
*****
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Bryan Hymel as Don José, Elena Maximova as Carmen
London

A workmanlike Carmen at the Royal Opera

By , 19 October 2015
***11
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Ilona Domnich (Mimì) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Simple and emotive: English Touring Opera’s La bohème at Hackney Empire

By , 13 March 2015
****1
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Paula Sides (Eleonora) and Craig Smith (Eustachio) © Bill Knight
London

Verismo before its time: Donizetti's Siege of Calais at English Touring Opera

By , 07 March 2015
***11
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Caitlin Hulcup (Iphigénie) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Compelling and uncomplicated Iphegénie en Tauride storms into Sydney

By , 03 December 2014
****1
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Gillian Webster (Gismonda) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cambridge

Strong and stylish: Handel's Ottone from English Touring Opera

By , 24 October 2014
****1
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Anna Nicole) © Bill Cooper
London

ROH comeback for Anna Nicole, but do shock tactics dull with repetition?

By , 11 September 2014
***11
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Helen Sherman (Rosina) and Grant Doyle (Figaro) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

"Just my usual, please, Figaro": The Barber of Seville at Longborough

By , 06 July 2014
***11
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Claire Booth (Vixen) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

The Cunning Little Vixen in all its rustic glory at Garsington

By , 25 June 2014
****1
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Roderick Earle (Priam) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Just Look Back in Anger: Tippett’s King Priam, by English Touring Opera

By , 13 February 2014
****1
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Soula Parassidis  ©  Fritz Curzon
London

Les pêcheurs de perles: Opera Holland Park's new production of Bizet's eclectic opera

By , 25 June 2013
***11
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Craig Smith (Simon Boccanegra)  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

James Conway's updated Simon Boccanegra with ETO at Hackney Empire

By , 08 March 2013
***11
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Garsington Opera, Don Giovanni 2012: Grant Doyle (Giovanni), Mary Bevan (Zerlina), Sophie Bevan (Elv ©  Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Ottavio's Revenge: Don Giovanni at Garsington Opera

By , 02 June 2012
***11
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Andrew Slater (Bartolo) and Alan Fairs (Basilio)  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

ETO serve up classic comedy in The Barber of Seville

By , 08 March 2012
****1
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©  Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's revival of Ruddigore is a visual treat

By , 30 September 2011
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Lucia di Lammermoor © Opéra de Baugé
Baugé-en-Anjou

L’âme tendre de Lucia : aux sources de la tragédie des Lammermoor à Baugé

By , 29 July 2017
****1
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