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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
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Maria Agresta (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo) in Act 4 © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 16 June 2018
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Gerald Finley (Scarpia), Adrienne Pieczonka (Tosca) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 15 January 2018
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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
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Michael Volle (Montfort) and Bryan Hymel (Henri) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Mariusz Kwiecień (Marcello) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

No moonlight, no magic: Richard Jones directs a vanilla Bohème for the Royal Opera

By , 11 September 2017
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Ekaterina Bakanova (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio San) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 27 March 2017
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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
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Sergei Romanovsky (Alfredo) and Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

La traviata at Covent Garden: imperfect but enjoyable

By , 16 January 2017
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Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs) and Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
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Christine Rice (Giulietta) and Thomas Hampson (Dappertutto) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

A final outing for the Royal Opera's lavish but fusty Tales of Hoffmann

By , 07 November 2016
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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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Bryn Terfel (Boris Godunov) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 2: Royal Opera's spine-tingling Boris Godunov transfers to the Proms

By , 16 July 2016
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Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) and Sophie Koch (Venus) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser revived at Covent Garden

By , 26 April 2016
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Ain Anger (Pimen) and Bryn Terfel (Boris Godunov) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera: competent, but missing the mark

By , 14 March 2016
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Lucio Gallo (Gianni Schicchi) and Susanna Hurrell (Lauretta) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Jaho and Larsson break hearts, Gallo and Hurrell mend them in The Royal Opera's Trittico

By , 25 February 2016
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Loge feigns fear as Alberich turns into a giant snake © Arthur Rackham
Saffron Walden

Delighting the mind's eye: Saffron Opera Group's Das Rheingold

By , 17 January 2016
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Luca Salsi (Germont) and Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

A Traviata to blow away the cobwebs at The Royal Opera

By , 16 January 2016
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Jane Archibald (Zerbinetta) and Karita Mattila (Prima donna) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Karita Mattila a peerless Ariadne at the Royal Opera

By , 10 October 2015
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Erwin Schrott (Figaro) and Anita Hartig (Susanna) © Mark Douet | ROH
London

The One with Figaro’s Wedding: a deftly directed revival at Covent Garden

By , 15 September 2015
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Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Clattering cherry blossom: solid revival of Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 20 March 2015
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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
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Karita Mattila (Ariadne) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Naxos capitulates, Mattila’s Ariadne reigns

By , 25 June 2014
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© Richard Hubert Smith
New York City

Glyndebourne's Billy Budd in New York

By , 07 February 2014
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Members of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Glyndebourne Chorus, and the London Philharmonic Orc ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's Billy Budd silences the Albert Hall

By , 27 August 2013
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Aleksandra Kurzak as Susanna, Ildebrando d'Arcangelo as Figaro  ©  ROH 2012, Bill Cooper
London

Figaro's wedding makes perfect comedy

By , 11 February 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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Steven Harrison (Florestan) and Emma Bell (Leonore)  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's 'Fidelio'- A Focus on Freedom

By , 16 April 2011
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