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Geraint Bowen © Michael Whitefoot
Hereford

Disentangling pain and triumph, clarifying hope on Opening Night at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 28 July 2018
****1
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Alexander Shelley © Thomas Dagg
London

Fantasy and dreams from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 04 March 2018
***11
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Simon O'Neill and the RSNO © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Memorable and epic Die Walküre at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 06 August 2017
*****
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Louise Alder (Sophie Von Faninal) and Lucia Cervoni (Octavian) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Sumptuous performances from WNO in Der Rosenkavalier

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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Sir MarkElder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Excellent Hallé delivers a solid evening of Elgar

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Nicholas Pallesen (Rigoletto) and Nicholas Folwell (Monterone) © Alastair Muir
London

Miller's Rigoletto makes a flawed return to English National Opera

By , 02 February 2017
***11
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Iain Paterson © Maximilian Van London
Manchester

A 24-carat Rheingold as the Hallé continues its Ring quest

By , 27 November 2016
*****
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Mati Turi (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
London

Full immersion, total immolation: Götterdämmerung crowns Opera North's magnificent Ring

By , 03 July 2016
*****
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Kelly Cae Hogan (Brünnhilde) and Robert Hayward (Wotan) © Clive Barda
London

Disobedient daughter, outraged wife: Wotan's woes mount in Opera North's Die Walküre

By , 29 June 2016
****1
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Michael Druiett (Wotan), Jo Pohlheim (Alberich) and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge) © Clive Barda
London

Dipping a toe into the Rhine: Wagner therapy from Opera North

By , 28 June 2016
****1
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Orchestra of Opera North © Tom Arber
Leeds

Creative spirits in Leeds: Orchestra of Opera North's Mahler 8

By , 04 June 2016
****1
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Matthew Halls © Jon Christopher Meyers | Oregon Bach Festival
Dublin

Bright seraphim: a rewarding Samson in Dublin

By , 23 January 2016
****1
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Rachel Nicholls (Eva) and Iain Paterson (Hans Sachs) © Catherine Ashmore | ENO
London

Iain Paterson and Edward Gardner lead a top quality rendering of Wagner's Meistersinger for ENO

By , 07 February 2015
*****
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Peter Wedd (Don José) and Alessandra Volpe (Carmen) © Jeni Clegg
Bristol

WNO's Chorus leads Carmen at the Bristol Hippodrome

By , 12 November 2014
***11
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Alwyn Mellor (Brünnhilde) © Clive Barda
Leeds

The finale of Opera North's Ring is brilliantly successful

By , 14 June 2014
*****
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Gianandrea Noseda  ©  Giovanni Caccamo by kind permission of Ermenegildo Zegna
London

The LSO opens the season with a thrilling performance of Verdi's Rigoletto

By , 15 September 2013
****1
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Sir John Tomlinson  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 57: The Hallé's heavenly Parsifal

By , 25 August 2013
*****
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Catherine Wyn-Rogers  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 45: Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage

By , 16 August 2013
*****
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Carmen, Ruxandra Donose and Adam Diegel  ©  Alastair Muir
London

Danger, sleaze, passion: Carmen re-imagined at ENO

By , 21 November 2012
***11
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Simon O'Neill as Siegmund, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde  ©  ROH / Clive Barda 2012
London

Connolly and Terfel stand out in a thought-provoking Walküre at Covent Garden

By , 18 October 2012
*****
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Sir John Tomlinson as Ochs and Sarah Connolly as Octavian  ©  Clive Barda
London

A stellar cast lights up ENO's Rosenkavalier

By , 28 January 2012
****1
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©  Richard Hubert-Smith
London

Two Boys, ENO

By , 27 June 2011
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