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Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Sparks fail to fly at the Staatsoper Berlin's new Macbeth

By , 21 June 2018
***11
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Ailyn Pérez (Juliette) and Andrea Shin (Roméo) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

An unexpected Met debut in Roméo et Juliette

By , 23 April 2018
***11
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Jonas Kaufmann © Keith Saunders
Sydney

The time has come: Jonas Kaufmann conquers Sydney as Parsifal

By , 09 August 2017
****1
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Petra Lang (Isolde) and Stephen Gould (Tristan) © Wiener Staatsoper | Ashley Taylor
Vienna

Nuanced revival of McVicar's Tristan und Isolde at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 12 March 2017
****1
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Amanda Majeski (Donna Elvira) and Ildar Abdrazakov (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A direct and engaging Don Giovanni at the Met

By , 04 November 2016
****1
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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
***11
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Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met

By , 27 September 2016
***11
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Diana Damrau (Lucia) and Charles Castronovo (Edgardo) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Flawed and floored: Katie Mitchell delivers a powerful Lucia at Covent Garden

By , 07 April 2016
***11
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Elza van den Heever (Elisabetta) and Sondra Radvanovsky (Maria) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Radvanovsky tackles the second of The Met’s Three Queens... and wins

By , 01 February 2016
****1
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Die Meistersinger Act III © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Tradition and transformation of a culture: Staatsoper Berlin's Die Meistersinger

By , 11 October 2015
****1
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Ricarda Merbeth (Senta) and Samuel Youn (Dutchman) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Uncontroversial Flying Dutchman serves as light relief at Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2015
****1
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Johan Botha (Siegmund) and Anja Kampe (Sieglinde) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Die Walküre at Bayreuth: the triumph of love over spectacle

By , 28 July 2015
****1
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Matthias Goerne © Marco Borggreve | Harmonia mundi
Hong Kong

Earnest singing and dramatic insight in Das Rheingold with the Hong Kong Philharmonic

By , 24 January 2015
***11
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Anja Kampe (Leonore) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | La Scala
Milan

Warner's electrifying Fidelio starts the season and ends an era at La Scala

By , 13 December 2014
****1
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Ride of the Valkyries © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Back to Baku: Die Walküre in Bayreuth

By , 23 August 2014
***11
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Tannhauser Bayreuth 2014 © Bayreuth Festival / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

A “closed system” of Tannhäuser production implodes in Bayreuth

By , 18 August 2014
**111
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Samuel Youn (Holländer) and Ricarda Merbeth (Senta) © Bayreuth Festival | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Christian Thielemann leads Bayreuth Orchestra "like a precision machine" in The Flying Dutchman

By , 08 August 2014
****1
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Željko Lučić (Simon Boccanegra) © Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Thielemann brings Verdi's Simon Boccanegra to life

By , 30 May 2014
*****
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©  Robert Kusel
Chicago

Glammed-up Parsifal hits the Lyric stage in Chicago

By , 17 November 2013
****1
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Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde at the BBC Proms ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 19: Semyon Bychkov's Tristan with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

By , 27 July 2013
****1
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Bryan Hymel as Aeneas and Susan Graham as Dido in Berlioz's "Les Troyens." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropo ©  Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met in HD: Hymel is the hero in Berlioz's epic Les Troyens

By , 05 January 2013
***11
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Paris

Ode à la nouvelle année : tendre Neuvième à Radio France

By , 06 January 2018
****1
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) © Charles Duprat | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Rigoletto à l'Opéra Bastille: une fulgurante et lumineuse malédiction

By , 27 May 2017
****1
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El holandés errante en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Navegando sin mar de fondo: El Holandés errante en el Teatro Real

By , 20 December 2016
***11
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Anita Rachvelshvili (Amneris) © Guergana Damianova / OnP
Paris

Houleuse Aïda à Bastille : sous les huées, la rage

By , 13 June 2016
***11
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