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Lucy Hall (Galatea) © Dani Harvey
London

#Handel@ENO: Acis and Galatea for the social media age

By , 11 June 2018
****1
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Joshua Bloom (Bottom) and Soraya Mafi (Tytania) © Robert Workman
London

Hot ice and strange snow: an unseasonal return for Carsen’s bed-hopping Dream

By , 01 March 2018
****1
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Sasha Cooke (Marnie) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) © Robbie Jack
London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Sarah Tynan (Partenope) © Donald Cooper
London

Partenope at ENO: pleasant enough but little more

By , 15 March 2017
**111
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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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Adrian Thompson (Hermit) and Stephanie Corley (Simplicius) © Max Lacome
London

Simply brilliant: Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus at Sadler’s Wells

By , 11 November 2016
*****
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Rena Harms (Cio-Cio San) and Sorrow © Tom Bowles
London

Flawed casting in Minghella's widescreen Butterfly at ENO

By , 16 May 2016
***11
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Andrew Shore (Dr Bartolo) and Barnaby Rea (Don Basilio) © Mike Hoban | ENO
London

Shore’s Bartolo shines in a Barber as frothy as Figaro’s shaving foam at ENO

By , 28 September 2015
***11
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Laura Nicorescu © Piaclodi
Rouen

Cherche mise en scène, désespérément : Don Giovanni à Rouen

By , 01 March 2016
**111
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