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Mariusz Kwiecień (Don Giovanni) and Hrachuhí Bassénz (Donna Elvira) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Hell is oneself: Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera in heavenly form

By , 29 June 2018
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Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) and Scott Hendricks (Escamillo) © Bregenzer Festspiele | Karl Forster
Bregenz

When the cards fall in your favour: a striking Carmen from Kasper Holten in Bregenz

By , 27 July 2017
****1
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Julia Lezhneva (Zerlina) and chorus © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

By , 19 June 2017
****1
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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
***11
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Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Sicilian inspiration: Szymanowski's King Roger arrives in Sydney

By , 20 January 2017
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Lise Davidsen (Santuzza) © Erik Berg
Oslo

The most wonderful time of the year? A Christmas Cav & Pag in Oslo

By , 17 December 2016
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Ian Bostridge (Peter Quint) and Miah Persson (Governess) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Blank canvas, dark projections: a brooding Turn of the Screw at La Scala

By , 16 September 2016
****1
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María Miró (Mariana) and Manuela Uhl (Isabella) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Nobody expects Wagnerian comedy: Das Liebesverbot at Teatro Real

By , 22 February 2016
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Emily Ranford and Nicole Car (Tatyana) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Seeing double: Kasper Holten’s Eugene Onegin returns to Covent Garden

By , 19 December 2015
****1
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Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

In praise of strong women: Holten's Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera

By , 16 June 2015
****1
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Lana Kos (Violetta) and Daniel Johansson (Alfredo) © Emma Svensson | Royal Swedish Opera
Stockholm

Kasper Holten's gritty, modern Traviata in Stockholm

By , 13 May 2015
****1
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Mariusz Kwiecień (Roger) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Exploring the inner levels of the mind: Szymanowski's Król Roger at the Royal Opera

By , 01 May 2015
****1
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © Marcus Lieberenz (2012)
Berlin

Donald Runnicles' Lohengrin transcends the lack of a swan

By , 25 April 2015
****1
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Nielsen's Maskarade © Per Morten Abrahamsen
Copenhagen

Love in the time of selfies: Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade in Copenhagen

By , 18 April 2015
***11
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Joélle Harvey (La Fortuna) © Stephen Cummiskey | ROH
London

Carnival delights: L'Ormindo at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 03 February 2015
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Samuel Boden (Ormindo) and Susanna Hurrell (Erisbe) © Stephen Cummiskey
London

Cavalli’s delightful L’Ormindo graces new Globe playhouse

By , 26 March 2014
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Nicole Car (Tatyana) © Lisa Tomasetti
Sydney

Inspired production of Eugene Onegin comes to Sydney

By , 28 February 2014
****1
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Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund Kuvaaja © 2010 Stefan Bremer, Finnish National Opera
Helsinki

Outstanding revival of Kasper Holten's Die tote Stadt in Helsinki

By , 29 November 2013
*****
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©  Erik Berg
Oslo

Easter in Italy: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 02 March 2013
****1
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Simon Keenlyside as Onegin  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper
London

When Pushkin comes to shove: Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House

By , 11 February 2013
****1
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Ricarda Merbeth (Elsa) und Chor © Marcus Lieberenz | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Berlin

Zwielichtiges Strahlen: Lohengrin an der Deutschen Oper Berlin

By , 05 May 2016
****1
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