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Jennifer Davis (Elsa) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
***11
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Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anna Goryachova (Carmen) and Aigul Akhmetashina (Mercédès) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires at Covent Garden

By , 14 February 2018
**111
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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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Daniel Okilitch (Don Giovanni) and Solomon Howard (Commendatore) © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe

A thoughtful Don Giovanni at Santa Fe

By , 01 August 2016
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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Veronika Dzhioeva © A Bolkvadze
Brussels

Melodical treasures and romantic pathos of Rubinstein's The Demon

By , 24 January 2016
****1
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Andris Nelsons © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 4: Nelsons' era at the CBSO comes to a close with impassioned Beethoven Ninth

By , 19 July 2015
****1
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Peter Wedd (Don José) and Alessandra Volpe (Carmen) © Jeni Clegg
Bristol

WNO's Chorus leads Carmen at the Bristol Hippodrome

By , 12 November 2014
***11
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Christine Rice and Yonghoon Lee © Catherine Ashmore / ROH
London

A classic and gripping revival of Carmen at the ROH

By , 21 December 2013
****1
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Valery Gergiev conducting the LSO  ©  Alberto Venzago
London

Gergiev and the LSO in Brahms and Szymanowski choral works

By , 30 March 2013
****1
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Jette Parker Young Arists 10th anniversary concert, Royal Opera House; Covent Garden, 18 July 2012;  ©  Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
London

Jette Parker Young Artists Tenth Anniversary celebrated at ROH: Il Viaggio a Reims

By , 19 July 2012
****1
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©  Tristram Kenton
Newcastle upon Tyne

Opera North's Carmen - still the same story

By , 15 February 2011
***11
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Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North spark debate with new Carmen

By , 22 January 2011
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