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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) and Yusif Eyvazov (Dick Johnson) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Big, bold Minnie and Johnson in Met's Fanciulla: Eyvazov shines

By , 04 October 2018
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Elīna Garanča (Dalila) and Roberto Alagna (Samson) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Softly awakes my cold, cold heart: a tepid Samson et Dalila in Vienna

By , 12 May 2018
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Guanqun Yu (Liù) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Guanqun Yu's Liù the shining star of Turandot at The Met

By , 31 March 2018
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio-San) and Roberto Aronica (Pinkerton) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly at the Met

By , 26 February 2018
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 21 February 2018
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Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena) and Yonghoon Lee (Manrico) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore

By , 22 January 2018
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Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Matthew Polenzani (Duke of Mantua) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Surrealist Rigoletto at the Lyric impresses with vocal talent

By , 07 October 2017
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Dmytro Popov (Rodolfo) and Angel Blue (Mimì) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème

By , 06 October 2017
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Roberto Alagna (Manrico) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Alagna, Netrebko and Tézier triumphant in Vienna's new Trovatore

By , 05 February 2017
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Anna Netrebko (Manon) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Anna Netrebko overcomes flawed production of Manon Lescaut at the Met

By , 14 November 2016
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Ekaterina Gubanova (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met's revival of Aida an occasion to celebrate an enduring masterpiece

By , 05 November 2016
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Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko © Salzburger Festspiele / Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Manon from heaven: sublime account at the Salzburg Festival

By , 04 August 2016
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Anna Netrebko (Manon) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Geronte de Ravoir runs the show in Vienna's Manon Lescaut

By , 20 June 2016
***11
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Don Carlo at the Wiener Staatsoper © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Daniele Abbado’s disappointing Don Carlo in Vienna

By , 29 May 2016
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The Anvil Chorus © Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Full-bodied, thrilling “Trovatore” from Netrebko, Lee at the Met

By , 07 October 2015
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Henry VIII) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Sondra Radvanovsky reigns over a lackluster set: Anna Bolena at the Met

By , 26 September 2015
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Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry) © T + T Fotografie / Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

A better Violetta could not stray: La Traviata in Zurich

By , 21 April 2015
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© Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Exciting singing rescues problematic Don Carlo at the Staatsoper

By , 25 February 2015
***11
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Stephen Costello (Alfredo) and Marina Rebeka (Violetta) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Willy Decker's emotion-packed La traviata returns in triumph to The Met

By , 16 December 2014
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Liudmyla Monastyrska (Aida) © Marty Sohl
New York City

The Met's Aida offers stunning singing and spectacle

By , 30 October 2014
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Diana Damrau (Amina) © Marty Sohl
New York City

Diana Damrau knocks it “out of the park” in Met's La Sonnambula

By , 14 March 2014
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Amanda Enchalaz and James Valenti  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Lyric Opera's Butterfly ruffles no feathers

By , 15 October 2013
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Marcelo Álvarez and Angela Gheorghiu  ©  Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

A classic production of Tosca at the Vienna Staatsoper well worth the ticket

By , 11 September 2013
***11
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La Rondine with Angela Gheorghiu and Charles Castronovo  ©  ROH / Catherine Ashmore
London

Breezy virtuosity from the Royal Opera with Angela Gheorghiu in La Rondine

By , 05 July 2013
***11
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José Cura as Andrea Chénier © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Andrea Chénier at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 16 May 2013
***11
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Natalie Dessay (Marie), Juan Diego Florez (Tonio) and Alessandro Corbelli (Sulpice)  © Opéra national de Paris
Paris

An operatic high-note: Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment comes home to Paris

By , 21 October 2012
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Jonas Kaufmann (Mario Caravadossi), Karita Mattila (Floria Tosca) in the 2010 production at the Nati ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An excellent Tosca in Munich with Terfel, Naglestad and Giordano

By , 21 July 2012
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Lucio Gallo and Aleksandrs Antonenko  © Ian Patrick / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Otello in Paris, a night for the singers

By , 14 June 2011
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Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Success of new Tosca hangs on performance

By , 29 January 2011
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Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Revolutionsdonner und Stimmungskanonen: Andrea Chénier in Starbesetzung an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 23 April 2018
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Maria José Siri (Leonora) und Yusif Eyvazov (Manrico) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Es gab schon mal mehr Feuer: Il trovatore an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 04 September 2017
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Marco Armiliato, Krassimira Stoyanova, Juan Diego Florez, Ildar Abdrazakov © Marco Borrelli | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

Eine noble Lucrezia Borgia beendet den Festspielsommer in Salzburg

By , 27 August 2017
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Mario Gas dirige una inteligente producción de Madama Butterfly en el Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Adaptar, aculturar, conquistar: Madama Butterfly en el Teatro Real

By , 09 July 2017
****1
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Pavol Breslik (Alfredo) und Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Musik im Fokus: La traviata bei den Opernfestspielen

By , 18 July 2016
***11
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Marina Rebeka (Juliette) und Juan Diego Flórez (Roméo) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Ein neues Traumpaar für Roméo et Juliette: Juan Diego Flórez und Marina Rebeka an der Staatsoper Wien

By , 26 February 2016
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Anna Netrebko © Dario Acosta
Paris

Gala Anna Netrebko and Friends à Versailles : les russes en Italie

By , 04 July 2015
****1
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