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Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
New York City

A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsoper at Carnegie Hall

By , 29 March 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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Il viaggio a Reims at the Liceu © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Il viaggio a Reims: A simply staged Rossinian rarity in Barcelona

By , 13 September 2017
***11
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Lawrence Brownlee (Charlie Parker) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

A moving tribute in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

By , 09 June 2017
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Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) and Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Making Babylon great again: DiDonato shines in musically spectacular Semiramide in Munich

By , 18 February 2017
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Lisette Oropesa (Marie), Kevin Burdette (Sulpice) and Lawrence Brownlee (Tonio) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Washington National Opera's sparkling Daughter of the Regiment

By , 12 November 2016
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Maurizio Muraro (Don Pasquale) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Comedy and cruelty in Don Pasquale at San Francisco Opera

By , 28 September 2016
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Pretty Yende (Elvira) and Michele Pertusi (Giorgio) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

An alignment of love and madness: Bellini’s I puritani in Zurich

By , 29 June 2016
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Joyce DiDonato (Elena) and Lawrence Brownlee (Uberto) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Bel canto virtuosity, but a retrogressive La donna del lago revived at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 15 December 2015
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Isabel Leonard (Cenerentola) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Sparkling La Cenerentola at Lyric Opera Chicago

By , 10 October 2015
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Lawrence Brownlee (Charlie Parker) © Dominic M. Mercier
Philadelphia

He knew why the caged bird sings: Charlie Parker's Yardbird at Opera Philadelphia

By , 07 June 2015
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
New York City

Stella di drammaticità: Joyce DiDonato stars in bel canto standards and rarities

By , 18 March 2015
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Così fan tutte © Wilfried Hosl (earlier revival)
Munich

Sisters shine in Munich's aesthetically intellectual but short-changed Così

By , 16 February 2015
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Maurizio Muraro (Dr Bartolo) and Isabel Leonard (Rosina) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Metropolitan Opera's Barber of Seville bubbles with coloratura and camp

By , 18 November 2014
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Nicolas Cavallier (Don Giovanni) © Elise Bakketun
Seattle

The Rake's revels: Don Giovanni parties it up in Seattle

By , 25 October 2014
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Olga Peretyatko (Elvira) © Ken Howard
New York City

Strong leads in Met’s Puritani revival

By , 29 April 2014
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Lawrence Brownlee © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

L’elisir d’amore at the Vienna Staatsoper

By , 24 January 2014
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Jean-Christophe Spinosi conducting Ensemble Matheus  ©  Edouard Brane
Vienna

Le nozze di Teti, e di Peleo: Rossini rarities in rare quality at the Theater an der Wien

By , 26 February 2013
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Pretty Yende (La Comtesse Adèle de Formoutiers), Regula Mühlemann (Isolier), Lawrence Brownlee (Le ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Sex, wine and bel canto bliss: Le Comte Ory at the Theater an der Wien

By , 20 February 2013
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Susanna Mälkki  ©  Simon Fowler
New York City

Getting into the heads of Schubert, Berio, and Beethoven at the Mostly Mozart Festival

By , 07 August 2012
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Louis Langrée at the Mostly Mozart Festival 2012 © 2012 Richard Termine
New York City

Mostly Mozart Festival: A disappointing start

By , 01 August 2012
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Joyce DiDonato  ©  Sheila Rock
Munich

La Cenerentola at the Bavarian State Opera

By , 07 June 2012
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Alessio Arduini (Figaro) et Pretty Yende (Rosina) © Julien Benhamou / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Triste Barbier de Séville à Bastille

By , 05 February 2016
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