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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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Justina Gringyte (Preziosilla) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cardiff

Wheel of Fortune: Preziosilla spins Pountney's Force of Destiny

By , 02 February 2018
****1
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Latonia Moore (Aida) © Tristram Kenton
London

Billowing silk and blue hair: Phelim McDermott creates an evocative Aida for ENO

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Simone Young © Reto Klar
London

English National Opera presents a fervent Gerontius at the Southbank Centre

By , 01 July 2017
****1
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Sir Bryn Terfel (Hans Sachs) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
***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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Patricia Racette (Minnie), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Johnson) and ensemble © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe

Santa Fe Opera Stages Puccini's Fanciulla del West

By , 02 August 2016
***11
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David Kempster (Tonio) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Canio) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Cav & Pag: a nostalgia trip for Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2016
****1
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Alexia Voulgaridou (Tosca) and Greer Grimsley (Scarpia) © Cory Weaver
San Diego

Alexia Voulgaridou a passionate Tosca at San Diego Opera

By , 13 February 2016
****1
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Calixto Bieito's production of The Force of Destiny © Robert Workman
London

Barbed wire and gruel: cold comfort in ENO’s Force of Destiny

By , 09 November 2015
***11
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Giuseppe Verdi
London

Sweltering heat, Spanish passions: Ernani in concert

By , 03 July 2015
***11
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Claire Rutter (Leonora) and Roland Wood (di Luna) © KK Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera ends its season in great voice with Il trovatore

By , 17 May 2015
****1
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Rachel Nicholls (Eva) and Iain Paterson (Hans Sachs) © Catherine Ashmore | ENO
London

Iain Paterson and Edward Gardner lead a top quality rendering of Wagner's Meistersinger for ENO

By , 07 February 2015
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Peter Wedd (Don José) and Alessandra Volpe (Carmen) © Jeni Clegg
Bristol

WNO's Chorus leads Carmen at the Bristol Hippodrome

By , 12 November 2014
***11
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Chiara Taigi (Manon Lescaut) © Johan Persson
Southampton

Chic, bleak and provocative: WNO’s Manon Lescaut

By , 19 March 2014
***11
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©  Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
London

ENO's Madam Butterfly is once again a must-see

By , 14 October 2013
****1
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©  Donald Cooper
London

Refreshingly unfussy: Jonathan Miller's classic La bohème revived at ENO

By , 29 April 2013
****1
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WNO Madam Butterfly: Alan Opie (Sharpless) and Cheryl Barker (Madam Butterfly) © Jeni Clegg
Southampton

Welsh National Opera's Butterfly at the Mayflower, Southampton

By , 22 March 2013
***11
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Mary Plazas as Madam Butterfly  ©  Clive Barda
London

Minghella's Butterfly returns to ENO

By , 08 May 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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Robert Workman, ENO
London

La Bohème: near-perfection at the English National Opera

By , 18 October 2010
*****
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