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Evelyn Herlitzius (Kostelnička) and Annette Dasch (Jenůfa) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

“Soap opera at its best”: Katie Mitchell's Jenůfa at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 October 2018
****1
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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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Claudia Boyle (Violetta) © Catherine Ashmore
London

More croce than delizia: Daniel Kramer’s new Traviata offers entertainment but little heart

By , 16 March 2018
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Allison Cook and Alex Otterburn © Jane Hobson
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Greek: a lively update on Oedipus

By , 03 February 2018
****1
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 32: Four centuries of British music from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC NOW

By , 09 August 2017
***11
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Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Tears before bedtime: El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Glyndebourne Traviata

By , 01 August 2017
****1
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Kristina Mkhitaryan (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

A strong Violetta carries an uninspired Traviata revival at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2017
****1
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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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Fflur Wyn (Sophie) and Helen Sherman (Octavian) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Visually sumptuous, musically variable: Strauss' Rosenkavalier revived in Leeds

By , 17 September 2016
***11
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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
****1
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Saul Act I © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Biblical spectacle: an eye-popping, heart-stopping Saul for Glyndebourne’s Tour

By , 27 October 2015
****1
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Sandrine Piau (Tytania) with the Trinity Boys Choir © Patrick Berger
Aix-en-Provence

Robert Carsen's legendary production returns to its birthplace with a Dream cast

By , 04 July 2015
*****
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Helen Sherman (Cherubino) © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's gleeful Marriage of Figaro is not to be missed

By , 24 January 2015
****1
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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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La bohème © Paul Sanders
London

All the fun of the fair: A vibrant, busy La bohème at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 27 February 2014
***11
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Daniel Abelson as Puck with James Laing as Oberon (behind),  ©  Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's glittering Midsummer Night's Dream at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 28 September 2013
****1
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Henry Waddington as Caleb, Daniel Norman as Joshua and Jake Arditti as Othniel  ©  Alastair Muir
Leeds

Opera North's Joshua at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 30 April 2013
***11
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©  Bill Cooper
Leeds

A new production of Clemenza di Tito from John Fulljames and Opera North

By , 31 January 2013
****1
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Ronald Samm as Otello and David Kempster as Iago in Opera North’s production of Verdi’s Otello  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

New production of Verdi's Otello from Opera North

By , 16 January 2013
***11
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Peter Hoare as Michel  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

Surrealism in the opera house: Martinů's Julietta at ENO

By , 17 September 2012
***11
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Kim Begley as Captain Vere  ©  Henrietta Butler
London

Dark deeds on the high seas: Billy Budd at ENO

By , 23 June 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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Ed Lyon as Mercury  ©  Alastair Muir
London

Barrie Kosky breathes life into Rameau's Castor et Pollux at the ENO

By , 28 October 2011
****1
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© Pierre Grosbois
Paris

Miranda à l’Opéra Comique : une confrontation prenante et radicale

By , 27 September 2017
***11
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