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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous Early Opera Company

By , 11 April 2018
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Andrew Watts (Baba the Turk) and Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 February 2018
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A Child of our Time at the Three Choirs Festival © Michael Whitefoot
Worcester

Questioning the quintessence of Britain: Elgar, Britten and Tippett at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 22 July 2017
***11
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Paul Appleby (Tom), Hilary Summers (Mother Goose) and Chorus © Pascal Victor | Artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

McBurney paints The Rake's Progress onto a blank canvas in Aix

By , 05 July 2017
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Allison Cook and Barbara Hannigan © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

The importance of being Alice: a tale of diminishing returns

By , 28 November 2016
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Benedict Nelson (Algernon Moncrieff) and Claudia Boyle (Cecily Cardew) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Wilde life: The Importance of Being Earnest, the opera

By , 29 March 2016
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Ashley Holland (Captain Hook) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Leaving J.M.Barrie dangling: High-flying Peter Pan at Welsh National Opera

By , 16 May 2015
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Jane Archibald (Semele) © Jack Vartoogian | frontrowphotos
New York City

Semele at BAM: Lust, revenge and an interesting mingling of styles

By , 04 March 2015
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Erica Eloff © Sussie Ahlberg
London

Opera Settecento launches new opera venture with Vivaldi's Griselda

By , 18 September 2014
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle © Hanya Chlala / Arena PAL
London

Birtwistle's early gems mesmerise at Cadogan Hall

By , 06 September 2014
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Sakari Oramo © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Electric Stravinsky outshines Brett Dean at the Proms

By , 07 August 2014
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Cafe romance: Angelina (Cecilia Bartoli) and Don Ramiro (Javier Camarena) © Salzburger Festspiele / Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

La Cenerentola - finding true love in a diner

By , 05 June 2014
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Daniel Okulitch (Ennis Del Mar) / Tom Randle (Jack Twist) © Javier del Real / Teatro Real
Madrid

Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain has its world première in Madrid

By , 28 January 2014
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Stockhausen & Mesias Maiguashca at WDR Studio for Electronic Music, Cologne (June 1971). Photo: Wern ©  Reproduktion der Photos mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Stockhausen-Stiftung für Musik, Kettenberg 15, 51515 Kürten (facs: 02268-1813)
London

Boulez and Stockhausen at The Rest is Noise

By , 05 October 2013
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Ida Falk Winland as Cecily, Simon Wilding as Lane, Benedict Nelson as Algernon  ©  ROH / Stephen Cummiskey
London

Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest staged at the ROH Linbury Studio

By , 14 June 2013
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George Benjamin  ©  Maurice Foxall
London

BCMG's Into the Little Hill on George Benjamin Day at Wigmore Hall

By , 06 April 2013
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Pierre Boulez and Proms Director Roger Wright at the Royal Albert Hall in 2008
London

Prom 17: Boulez's Le marteau sans maître

By , 26 July 2012
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©  Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Robert Wilson's Pelléas et Mélisande in Barcelona

By , 29 June 2012
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Gerald Barry and Thomas Adès in the Barbican  ©  Katie Henfry
London

Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest at the Barbican

By , 26 April 2012
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Ian Bostridge  ©  David Thompson
Amsterdam

Overwhelming despair in Britten's Rape of Lucretia

By , 15 June 2011
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Peralada

Rinaldo en Peralada: el cuento de una noche de verano

By , 05 August 2018
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The King's Consort © Keith Saunders
Essen

Aus der Weihnachtsbäckerei in Essen: Messias mit dem King's Consort

By , 18 December 2017
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John Daszak, Hillary Summers y Germán Olvera © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Capitán de los monstruos de piedra: Bomarzo de Ginastera seduce al Teatro Real

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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