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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Mark Wigglesworth

Johan Reuter (Šiškov) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 07 March 2018
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Michael Mayes (Joseph de Rocher) © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Crime, punishment, forgiveness, redemption: Dead Man Walking finally reaches London

By , 20 February 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Clarity and rhythm: Spanish première for Heggie's Dead Man Walking

By , 29 January 2018
****1
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Mark Wigglesworth and the BBC Philharmonic © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 20: Darkness and light from Mark Wigglesworth and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 29 July 2017
****1
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James Morris (Dr. Schön), Brenda Rae (Lulu) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Dramatic intensity, risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

By , 09 November 2016
***11
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Nicholas Crawley (Masetto) and Mary Bevan (Zerlina) © Robert Workman
London

Strong in concept, strong in casting: Richard Jones' Don Giovanni at ENO

By , 30 September 2016
****1
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Mark Wigglesworth © The Proms - Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 11: Wagner and Tippett make an effective pairing

By , 23 July 2016
****1
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Peter Hoare (Laca) and Laura Wilde (Jenůfa) © Donald Cooper
London

Janáček's score, Alden's direction and Wigglesworth's conducting make a searing Jenůfa at ENO

By , 23 June 2016
*****
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason © BBC | Mark Allen
London

Inspiring and life-affirming: BBC Young Musician Final

By , 15 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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Calixto Bieito's production of The Force of Destiny © Robert Workman
London

Barbed wire and gruel: cold comfort in ENO’s Force of Destiny

By , 09 November 2015
***11
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Patricia Racette (Katerina) © Clive Barda
London

A Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at ENO to hit you between the eyes

By , 26 September 2015
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Kurt Streit (Jimmy McIntyre) and Christine Rice (Jenny Smith) © Clive Barda | ROH
London

A heaven of hell, a hell of heaven: Brecht and Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

By , 10 March 2015
****1
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Matthew Trusler © Sheila Rock
London

William Mathias première at the Proms, but bruising Elgar disappoints

By , 06 August 2014
***11
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Ross Ramgobin (Owen Wingrave) © Robert Workman
Snape

Powerful minimalism: Owen Wingrave launches Aldeburgh Festival

By , 15 June 2014
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Mark Wigglesworth  ©  Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Tippett and Wagner at the Barbican

By , 19 October 2012
****1
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Lawrence Zazzo (Farnace) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Mozart's Mitridate in Munich through a child's eyes

By , 20 July 2012
****1
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Così fan tutte,  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Hong Kong

Bavarian State Opera: Così fan tutte at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 26 February 2012
***11
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Paul Watkins  ©  Nina Large
Hong Kong

Beethoven, Elgar and Wagner with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in soul-cleansing evening

By , 22 October 2011
***11
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Sydney

New Horizons with the Sydney Symphony

By , 14 October 2011
*****
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©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 41: Prophetic Britten

By , 14 August 2011
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Stuart Skelton as Parsifal shows the Holy Spear to the chorus of Grail knights  ©  Richard Hubert Smith, English National Opera
London

Tomlinson and Skelton outstanding in the ENO's Parsifal

By , 16 February 2011
*****
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