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John Daszak (Herod) and Malin Byström (Salome) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

By , 08 January 2018
****1
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Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The indiscreet charmlessness of the bourgeoisie: Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

By , 24 April 2017
****1
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Martin Winkler (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

By , 20 October 2016
*****
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Hubert Francis (Laïos), Nicolas Courjal (Theban High Priest) and Sarah Connolly (Jocaste) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Visually spectacular, musically even more so: Enescu's Oedipe at the Royal Opera

By , 23 May 2016
*****
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Amanda Echalaz (Tosca) and Roberto Frontali (Scarpia) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Firing blanks: a disappointing Tosca at Covent Garden

By , 11 January 2016
**111
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Jakub Hrůša © Petra Klačková
London

Boris crowned Tsar again in London: The Philharmonia’s Mighty Handful collection

By , 30 April 2015
***11
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Kurt Streit (Jimmy McIntyre) and Christine Rice (Jenny Smith) © Clive Barda | ROH
London

A heaven of hell, a hell of heaven: Brecht and Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

By , 10 March 2015
****1
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Esa-Pekka Salonen
Los Angeles

Salonen and the Philharmonia deliver a razor-sharp Wozzeck at Disney Hall

By , 13 November 2012
*****
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Bryn Terfel as Scarpia  ©  The Royal Opera / Catherine Ashmore 2011
London

An all-star cast create opera history in the Royal Opera House's Tosca

By , 17 July 2011
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