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Jurgita Adamonytė (Mélisande) and Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) © Clive Barda
Hong Kong

Luminous performances lift heavy-metal staging of Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 15 March 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Marie) and Audun Iversen (Wozzeck) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

By , 25 November 2017
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Nicolas Hodges © Eric Richmond
London

Lines of beauty: Rihm and Bruckner from the BBC Symphony Orchestra

By , 22 February 2017
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Charlotte Hellekant (Clairon) and Sally Matthews (Countess) © Bernd Uhlig
Brussels

Prima la musica: an intriguing Capriccio in Brussels

By , 10 November 2016
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Johannes Kammler © Erik Berg
Oslo

Frighteningly intense: Calixto Bieito directs a devastating War Requiem in Oslo

By , 10 September 2016
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Flora Gaudín © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Speechless theology: Moses und Aron at Teatro Real

By , 24 May 2016
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Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve
Cardiff

Programmatic and operatic premières in Cardiff

By , 01 May 2016
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Robert Dean Smith (Lohengrin) © Wilfried Hösl (2010)
Munich

Lohengrin and Elsa build a house in Munich

By , 24 March 2016
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Anna Devin (Susanna) and David Stout (Figaro) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cardiff

Strong performances in WNO's Marriage of Figaro

By , 20 February 2016
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Marlis Petersen (Lulu) and Johan Reuter (Dr Schön) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Marlis Petersen: an incredible voice and a dramatic presence as Lulu at the Met Opera

By , 09 November 2015
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Jane Archibald (Zerbinetta) and Karita Mattila (Prima donna) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Karita Mattila a peerless Ariadne at the Royal Opera

By , 10 October 2015
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Jurgita Adamonyte (Mélisande) and Christopher Purves (Golaud) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Spiral staircase and paddling pool: Pelléas et Mélisande from Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2015
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© Robert Workman
Cardiff

An evening of starvation and gluttony with Welsh National Opera's Hansel and Gretel

By , 21 February 2015
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Allan Clayton (Tamino) © Robert Workman
Cardiff

Lobsters, bowler hats and The Financial Times: The Magic Flute given Magritte makeover by Welsh National Opera

By , 13 February 2015
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John Tomlinson (Moses) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Scant Sodom, no Gomorrah, but a riveting Moses und Aron

By , 24 May 2014
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Chiara Taigi (Manon Lescaut) © Johan Persson
Southampton

Chic, bleak and provocative: WNO’s Manon Lescaut

By , 19 March 2014
***11
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Sarah Tynan (Manon Lescaut) © Johan Persson
Cardiff

A Powerful Relic from Post-war Germany: Welsh National Opera's Boulevard Solitude

By , 26 February 2014
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Lothar Koenigs
Cardiff

Berg, Wagner and Berlioz address their mistresses via the WNO Orchestra in Cardiff

By , 17 January 2014
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©  Bill Cooper
Cardiff

A new Lohengrin at Welsh National Opera

By , 26 May 2013
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WNO Lulu: Marie Arnet (Lulu)  ©  Clive Barda
Birmingham

David Pountney and Welsh National Opera's superb new Lulu in Birmingham

By , 05 March 2013
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Garrick Ohlsson,  ©  Paul Body
Manchester

The Hallé and Lothar Koenigs: Beethoven 5

By , 01 December 2011
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Owen Webb (Harlequin) and Gillian Keith (Zerbinetta) - Credit Richard H Smith
Oxford

Welsh National Opera perform Ariadne auf Naxos

By , 30 November 2010
***11
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© Jean-Louis Fernandez
Lyon

Première française du Cercle de Craie : l'Opéra de Lyon prend ses distances avec la distanciation

By , 20 January 2018
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Anne Schwanewilms (Elsa) und Klaus Florian Vogt © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Lohengrin und der Hausbau

By , 02 July 2016
***11
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