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Jurgita Adamonytė (Mélisande) and Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) © Clive Barda
Hong Kong

Luminous performances lift heavy-metal staging of Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 November 2017
****1
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Ivan Inverardi (Michele) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Brilliant Il tabarro and Suor Angelica complete Opera North's Puccini triptych

By , 01 October 2016
****1
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Jurgita Adamonyte (Mélisande) and Christopher Purves (Golaud) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Spiral staircase and paddling pool: Pelléas et Mélisande from Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2015
****1
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Amanda Majeski (Marta) and Daveda Karanas (Liese) © Michael Brosilow | Lyric Opera
Chicago

Weinberg's The Passenger only partially successful at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 04 March 2015
***11
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Caitlin Hulcup (Orfeo) and Lucy Hall (Euridice) © KK Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Orfeo ed Euridice a wild visual feast

By , 28 February 2015
****1
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Christopher Purves (Gianni Schicchi) © Bill Cooper | Opera North
Leeds

Comedy and tragedy: Opera North's Gianni Schicchi and La Vida Breve serve up a fine double bill

By , 18 February 2015
****1
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Béla Perencz as Macbeth, Ladies of the Chorus of Opera North © Bill Cooper
Leeds

Opera North's Macbeth at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 07 February 2014
****1
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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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©  Catherine Ashmore
London

Draining but rewarding - Weinberg's The Passenger at ENO

By , 19 September 2011
****1
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Piotr Beczala (Faust) © Vincent Pontet / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Faust au purgatoire à l’Opéra de Paris

By , 05 March 2015
**111
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