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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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London

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

By , 19 November 2017
****1
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Barcelona

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

By , 13 September 2017
***11
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London

A moving tribute in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

By , 09 June 2017
****1
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Munich

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

By , 18 February 2017
*****
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Washington

Washington National Opera's sparkling Daughter of the Regiment

By , 12 November 2016
****1
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San Francisco

Comedy and cruelty in Don Pasquale at San Francisco Opera

By , 28 September 2016
****1
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Zürich

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

By , 29 June 2016
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New York City

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

By , 15 December 2015
**111
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Chicago

Sparkling La Cenerentola at Lyric Opera Chicago

By , 10 October 2015
*****
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Philadelphia

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

By , 07 June 2015
****1
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New York City

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

By , 18 March 2015
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Munich

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

By , 16 February 2015
***11
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New York City

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

By , 18 November 2014
***11
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Seattle

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

By , 25 October 2014
***11
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New York City

Strong leads in Met’s Puritani revival

By , 29 April 2014
****1
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Vienna

L’elisir d’amore at the Vienna Staatsoper

By , 24 January 2014
***11
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Vienna

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

By , 26 February 2013
****1
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Vienna

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

By , 20 February 2013
*****
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New York City

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

By , 07 August 2012
****1
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New York City

Mostly Mozart Festival: A disappointing start

By , 01 August 2012
**111
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Munich

La Cenerentola at the Bavarian State Opera

By , 07 June 2012
**111
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Paris

Triste Barbier de Séville à Bastille

By , 05 February 2016
*1111
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