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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
New York City

New York Philharmonic shines in a concert performance of Die Walküre

By , 14 February 2018
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Paul Groves and Charles Dutoit © Hilary Scott
Boston

Hell and Damnation: Dutoit leads The Damnation of Faust with the Boston Symphony

By , 26 October 2017
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Ambrogio Maestri (Simon Boccanegra) © Luciano Romano
Naples

An Old School staging for Simon Boccanegra in Naples

By , 07 October 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Brilliant double bill of Swan Lake and Bluebeard's Castle in Philadelphia

By , 03 March 2017
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Janai Brugger (Jemmy) and Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Musically outstanding, but an awkwardly staged Guillaume Tell at the Met

By , 21 October 2016
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Ildikó Komlósi and Charles Dutoit © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Behind closed doors: Poetic drama from Dutoit in Bluebeard's Castle

By , 03 August 2016
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Plácido Domingo as Nabucco © ROH / Catherine Ashmore
London

Clear singing, obscure production: Domingo and Monastyrska in Nabucco

By , 06 June 2016
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Barbara Hannigan (Elle) and Claude Bardouil (Lui) © Bernd Uhlig | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Wild dialogues: Bluebeard's Castle and La Voix humaine at the Palais Garnier

By , 23 November 2015
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Louis Langrée © Jennifer Taylor
New York City

Light in August: Haydn's Creation closes Mostly Mozart Festival

By , 21 August 2015
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Christine Brewer © Christian Steiner
Sydney

Passion, sorrow and love: Tristan und Isolde in the Sydney Opera House

By , 22 June 2015
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Amber Wagner (Elisabeth) © Todd Rosenberg | Lyric Opera
Chicago

As light falls, Tannhäuser finds its tone in Chicago

By , 09 February 2015
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Anna Bolena) © Todd Rosenberg | Lyric Opera
Chicago

Stairway to bel canto heaven? Radvanovksy sings an ecstatic Anna Bolena in Chicago

By , 06 December 2014
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Edita Gruberova (Lucrezia Borgia) © Wilfried Hösl (2009)
Munich

Edita Gruberova conquers Munich in Lucrezia Borgia

By , 27 July 2014
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Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Stefan Cohen
San Francisco

San Francisco Symphony's excellent semi-staging of Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 26 June 2014
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Renée Fleming as Rusalka © Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

An enchanting Rusalka at the Met Opera

By , 23 January 2014
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Esa-Pekka Salonen  ©  Sonja Werner
Chicago

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra deliver a fresh Tristan und Isolde

By , 23 February 2013
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Robert le Diable  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper 2012
London

120 years on: Meyerbeer's Robert le diable returns to Covent Garden

By , 06 December 2012
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©  Werner Kmetitisch
Vienna

Tales retold: Hoffmann restaged at the Theater an der Wien

By , 06 July 2012
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Diana Damrau as Olympia, Rolando Villazon as Hoffmann  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A sobering Hoffmann

By , 12 November 2011
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John Relyea (Mefistofele) © Jean-Louis Fernandez
Lyon

À Lyon, le déroutant Mefistofele de la Fura Dels Baus

By , 11 October 2018
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John Relyea (Sarastro) et Simone Osborne (Pamina) © Louise Leblanc
Quebec

La Flûte réenchantée de Robert Lepage au Festival d’opéra de Québec

By , 02 August 2018
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Barbara Hannigan (Elle) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Sexe, mensonges et vidéo : le diptyque Barbe-Bleue – La Voix Humaine séduit toujours Garnier

By , 17 March 2018
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Matthias Pintscher © Felix Broede
Paris

Musique d’Europe centrale à la Philharmonie avec l’Orchestre du CNSDP : une soirée hautement prometteuse

By , 28 January 2017
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© Yasuko Kageyama
Rome

Un Wagner minimaliste, pour une quintessence du drame romantique

By , 27 November 2016
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Vincenzo Costanzo (Rodolfo), Lana Kos (Luisa Miller) y Leo Nucci (Miller) © Javier del Real
Madrid

Luisa Miller en el Real: valientes protagonistas e insignes secundarios

By , 26 April 2016
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La mezzo Ketevan Kemoklidze como princesa de Éboli © Teatros del Canal
El Escorial

Resplandece la leyenda negra: Albert Boadella escenifica Don Carlo de Verdi en El Escorial

By , 25 July 2015
***11
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