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Lucy Crowe (Countess Almaviva) © Alastair Muir
London

Lust and labyrinths: The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

By , 29 March 2018
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Lawrence Zazzo © Justin Hyer
London

Finely cast Orlando from La Nuova Musica

By , 01 February 2018
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Lucy Crowe (Vixen) and Gerald Finley (Forester) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Blurred lines: Peter Sellars' half-baked semi-staging mars a fine performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 12 October 2017
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Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (The Commendatore) © Jane Hobson
Budapest

Don Giovanni stripped bare in Budapest

By , 24 September 2017
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Michael Spyres (Mitridate) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Spyres and Crowe take the vocal honours at Covent Garden's Mitridate

By , 29 June 2017
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Andris Nelsons and Radu Lupu with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

Mozart in a minor key: Radu Lupu and the Requiem with the Boston Symphony

By , 21 April 2017
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The Epic of Gilgamesh © Petra Hajská
Prague

Gilgamesh: In Prague, a rousing revival of an ancient story

By , 25 January 2017
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Jurgita Adamonytė © Oksana
London

La Calisto: Sublime singing saves Cavalli’s work from farce

By , 28 November 2016
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
London

Pace and volume: Gardiner's Mendelssohn only goes so far

By , 16 October 2016
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Iván Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 54: A near miss for the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Mozart's Requiem

By , 26 August 2016
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Choir of King's College, Cambridge © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 3: The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge revitalises Fauré’s Requiem

By , 17 July 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © Mark Hanauer
Los Angeles

Waves of spiritual energy: Dudamel conducts Pärt and Mozart in LA

By , 19 May 2016
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Peter Coleman-Wright (Papageno) © ENO | Robbie Jack
London

An incandescent Magic Flute from Mark Wigglesworth at ENO

By , 05 February 2016
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Juan Diego Flórez (Orphée) and Lucy Crowe (Euridice) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Minimalist complexity: Flórez lights up Orphée et Eurydice at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2015
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Benjamin Hulett (High Priest) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Alchemy from Barrie Kosky in Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2015
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Andris Nelsons © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 4: Nelsons' era at the CBSO comes to a close with impassioned Beethoven Ninth

By , 19 July 2015
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Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Carmen) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Sultry, fiery, coquettish: Stéphanie d’Oustrac’s Carmen at Glyndebourne has it all

By , 23 May 2015
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Lucy Crowe © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Lucy Crowe and Tim Mead a fruitful pairing for Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

By , 20 March 2015
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Harry Bicket and The English Concert © Richard Haughton
London

Not quite heroic: Handel's Hercules at the Barbican

By , 04 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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Vittorio Grigolo (Nemorino) © Mark Douet | Royal Opera
London

Grigolo’s Nemorino intoxicates Covent Garden in L’elisir d’amore

By , 18 November 2014
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Chris Christodoulou
London

"Better late than never": Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Beethoven at a late night Prom

By , 26 August 2014
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Roger Norrington © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

A masterpiece of storytelling: Bach's St John Passion in Prom 12

By , 26 July 2014
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Katja Tähjä
London

Salonen conducts a compelling “Symphony of a Thousand”

By , 29 June 2014
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Anne Schwanewilms © Javier del Real
London

Sublime Strauss with the LSO's Der Rosenkavalier excerpts

By , 08 May 2014
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Hercules © Michael Cooper
Toronto

An Achingly Human Hercules

By , 05 April 2014
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The Sixteen  ©  Molinvisuals
Dublin

Inspirational performance of Handel by The Sixteen in Dublin

By , 13 October 2013
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Maria Bengtsson as Countess Almaviva; Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva  ©  ROH / Douet
London

David McVicar and John Eliot Gardiner give us an enjoyable Figaro at Covent Garden

By , 16 September 2013
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The CBSO conducted by Andris Nelsons  ©  Neil Pugh
Birmingham

Beethoven sounding new: The CBSO Beethoven cycle concludes

By , 27 June 2013
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Lucy Crowe  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Birmingham

A smart programme of Sibelius and Lutosławski in Birmingham with the CBSO and Lucy Crowe

By , 20 June 2013
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Lucy Crowe  ©  Scott Rylander
London

Outstanding Rossini singing from Lucy Crowe in ENO's Barber of Seville

By , 25 February 2013
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The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique with Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Anima Mundi festival, Pisa
New York City

John Eliot Gardiner's Beethoven 9 still shocks at Carnegie Hall

By , 16 November 2012
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The wedding of Fox and Vixen  ©  Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne

By , 27 May 2012
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Robert King,  ©  Keith Saunders
Vienna

The Fairy Queen at the Theater an der Wien

By , 01 March 2012
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©  Marco Borggreve
London

London Handel Festival highlight

By , 12 April 2011
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Evanston

Seraphic Melody to Make

By , 18 March 2011
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Lyric Opera of Chicago  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

A Hero's Tale

By , 13 March 2011
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Iván Fischer © Marco Borggreve
Berlin

Heiterkeit und Melancholie: Ein Mozart-Abend im Berliner Konzerthaus

By , 24 November 2017
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio Ianniello | EMI Classics
Rome

Sir Antonio Pappano dirige une grandiose Passion selon saint Jean à l’Auditorium Parco della Musica

By , 13 April 2017
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Escena de Rodelinda © Monika Rittershaus
Madrid

Rodelinda o el Barroco que enamora

By , 26 March 2017
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner und das London Symphony Orchestra © Barbara Frommann | Beethovenfest
Bonn

Ideal²: Lobgesang beendet das Beethovenfest und Gardiners symphonischen Mendelssohn-Zyklus

By , 09 October 2016
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Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Leipzig

Eröffnung der Mendelssohn-Festtage 2016:
Leipziger Lobgesang

By , 15 September 2016
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