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Joshua Bloom (Bluebeard) and Paula Murrihy (Judith) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Closed doors, but a musically stunning Bluebeard's Castle in Dublin

By , 12 October 2018
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Conquests and countryside: Barry and Beethoven at the Barbican

By , 24 May 2018
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Joshua Bloom (Bottom) and Soraya Mafi (Tytania) © Robert Workman
London

Hot ice and strange snow: an unseasonal return for Carsen’s bed-hopping Dream

By , 01 March 2018
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Jennifer France (Susanna) © Mark Douet
High Wycombe

Le nozze di Figaro at Garsington

By , 04 June 2017
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David Parry © Rayfield Allied
Perth

La scala di seta: sparkling comedy from Scottish Opera in concert

By , 07 April 2017
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Pavlo Hunka (the Nekrotzar) and Peter Hoare (Piet the Pot) © John Phillips | Getty Images
London

Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime

By , 15 January 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
***11
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Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande) © Tristram Kenton
London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
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Janani Sridhar © Derrick Koh
Singapore

A Mahler 8 from heaven in Singapore

By , 10 July 2015
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Andrew Shore (Major-General Stanley) © Tristram Kenton | ENO
London

That sinking feeling: ENO’s Pirates of Penzance scuppered at the Coliseum

By , 09 May 2015
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Anush Hovhannisyan © Vigen Mnoyan
London

To Paradise and back: a thrilling Le Roi de Lahore from Chelsea Opera Group

By , 01 March 2015
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Claire Booth (Vixen) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

The Cunning Little Vixen in all its rustic glory at Garsington

By , 25 June 2014
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Peter Wedd (Florestan) and Rebecca von Lipinski (Leonore) © Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Garsington Opera's Fidelio proves entertaining but emotionally flat

By , 06 June 2014
***11
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La bohème © Paul Sanders
London

All the fun of the fair: A vibrant, busy La bohème at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 27 February 2014
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Eckehard Stier  ©  Adrian Malloch
Auckland

The Auckland Philharmonia performs Stravinsky's Rake's Progress in concert

By , 09 August 2013
***11
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Garsington Opera, Don Giovanni 2012: Grant Doyle (Giovanni), Mary Bevan (Zerlina), Sophie Bevan (Elv ©  Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Ottavio's Revenge: Don Giovanni at Garsington Opera

By , 02 June 2012
***11
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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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Michael Lewis (Count Almaviva), Taryn Fiebig (Susanna), Dominica Matthews (Cherubino),  ©  Branco Gaica
Sydney

Opera Australia: The Marriage of Figaro with a difference

By , 28 February 2012
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Malcolm Storry et Andrew Rees © Alastair Muir
London

Le formidable nouvel opéra de Jonathan Dove : Le Monstre du Labyrinthe

By , 05 July 2015
*****
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