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Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal), Iestyn Davies (David) and Allan Clayton (Jonathan) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Everybody loves David: Handel’s Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 19 July 2018
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Christ Church Cathedral Choir, FestspielOrchester Göttingen and soloists © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Two quite different works at Göttingen International Handel Festival prove a hit

By , 19 May 2018
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Kenneth Tarver © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

A stunning Judas Maccabaeus at Göttingen

By , 10 May 2018
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Jonathan Lemalu (Nick Shadow) and Robert Murray (Tom Rakewell) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Devilishly good fun at OperaGlass Works' The Rake's Progress

By , 17 November 2017
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The cast of Lucio Silla © Robert Workman
Buxton

For teenage kicks: Mozart's Lucio Silla at Buxton International Festival

By , 09 July 2017
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Sebastian Kohlhepp © Julia Wesely
Göttingen

Outstanding Brockes-Passion at Göttingen Handel Festival

By , 25 May 2017
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Sophie Rennert (Lotario) and Marie Lys (Adelaide) © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Handel's Lotario a hit at Göttingen

By , 19 May 2017
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Conductor and harpsichordist Laurence Cummings © Robert Workman
Göttingen

Return of Dominique Labelle to Göttingen

By , 13 May 2017
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Laurence Cummings © Anton Säckl
Washington

Cummings leads a light and fluent Messiah in DC

By , 15 December 2016
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Laurence Cummings © Robert Workman
Bristol

Birthday Bach from the OAE at St George's, Bristol

By , 21 October 2016
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Marie Lys (Asteria) and Paul Nilon (Bajazet) © Robert Workman
Buxton

Games of Thrones: Handel's Tamerlano at the Buxton Festival

By , 10 July 2016
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William Berger (Imeneo) © Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Intensely sumptuous: Handel's Imeneo at Göttingen's Deutsches Theater

By , 06 May 2016
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Emily Fons © Dario Acosta
Göttingen

Oh, Susanna! Göttingen International Handel Festival opens in style

By , 05 May 2016
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Ulrike Schneider (Agrippina) and Keri Fuge (Poppea) © Darren Thomas
Brisbane

Appearance vs Reality: Agrippina in Brisbane

By , 08 April 2016
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Simon Shimbambu as the King of Scotland © Chris Christodoulou
London

Ariodante at the RCM: in which technique is not enough

By , 08 March 2016
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King Arthur at Zurich Oper © Hans Jörg Michel
Zürich

Truth or Illusion? Purcell’s King Arthur resounds in Zurich

By , 27 February 2016
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Saul Act I © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Biblical spectacle: an eye-popping, heart-stopping Saul for Glyndebourne’s Tour

By , 27 October 2015
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Rose Setten (Diana) © Chris Christodoulou
London

Lost in the woods: Handel's Giove in Argo at the Royal College of Music

By , 23 March 2015
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Anna Devin © IMG Artists
London

Fresh-voiced Semele opens London Handel Festival

By , 10 March 2015
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Maritxell Carrero © Richard Hubert Smith | ENO
London

Peter Sellars' reconstruction of Purcell's The Indian Queen at ENO

By , 26 February 2015
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Matthew Brook © Richard Shymansky
Gateshead

Coffee and fun with Bach and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 16 October 2014
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Laurence Cummings © Robert Workman
Gateshead

Pure essence of Bach from Laurence Cummings and friends at The Sage

By , 12 October 2014
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Mhairi Lawson © Ricardo Alcaide
Gateshead

Glorious Bach at Sage Gateshead

By , 09 October 2014
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Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea) and James Laing (Nerone) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North blends the beautiful with the cynical in The Coronation of Poppea

By , 04 October 2014
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Laurence Cummings © Anton Sckl
London

London Handel Festival makes a strong case for rarely heard oratorio Deborah

By , 09 April 2014
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Front: Soraya Mafi (Arianna), Tai Oney (Teseo); Back: Amy Williamson (Carilda), Anna Rajah (Alceste) © Chris Christodoulou
London

Dazzling coloratura delights in Handel's Arianna in Creta

By , 04 March 2014
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Laurence Cummings  ©  Sheila Rock
London

Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at the London Handel Festival

By , 16 April 2013
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Louise Alder  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

London Handel Festival opens with a tongue-in-cheek Imeneo at the RCM

By , 11 March 2013
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Laurence Cummings  ©  Sheila Rock
London

Prom 8: OAE forces thrill in Handel's Judas Maccabaeus

By , 19 July 2012
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L'Olimpiade 2012, Emily Fons  ©  Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Vivaldi's Olympics-themed opera gets a rare staging at Garsington Opera

By , 03 June 2012
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Anna Devin
London

St Matthew Passion with the London Handel Festival

By , 06 April 2012
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Rupert Enticknap (Riccardo Primo)
London

London Handel Festival: A Strong Case for a Rare Handel Opera

By , 26 March 2012
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  ©  Eric Richmond, Harrison and Co.
Birmingham

Beautiful Bach in Birmingham with the OAE

By , 10 March 2012
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Joshua Hopkins and Elizabeth Watts  ©  Alastair Muir
Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne's Rinaldo on Tour

By , 22 October 2011
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©  Marco Borggreve
London

London Handel Festival highlight

By , 12 April 2011
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©  Chris Christodoulou
London

A New Rodelinda at the London Handel Festival

By , 14 March 2011
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Clive Barda
London

ENO scores another winner in Radamisto

By , 07 October 2010
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Christopher Lowrey (Arminio) © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Göttingen

Von Blut, Mut und eigentlichen Helden: Arminio bei den Göttinger Händelfestspielen

By , 15 May 2018
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Beekman (High Priest), Semenzato, Staples (Jonathan), Chenez (Witch of Endor), Prohaska, Boesch © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Saul am Theater an der Wien: Händel, Guth, alles gut

By , 16 February 2018
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