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London

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

By , 01 March 2018
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New York City

Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly at the Met

By , 26 February 2018
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Amsterdam

The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 February 2018
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New York City

Suffering, transcendence, redemption: The Met's Parsifal is a long trip, well worth it

By , 05 February 2018
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Toronto

Crisper, tighter, more relevant: revival of Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at the COC

By , 20 January 2018
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Zürich

Simplicity the key to Ted Huffman's new Madama Butterfly in Zurich

By , 10 December 2017
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New York City

Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

By , 06 November 2017
***11
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Aix-en-Provence

McBurney paints The Rake's Progress onto a blank canvas in Aix

By , 05 July 2017
****1
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Milan

Don Giovanni as “unlimited myth” at La Scala

By , 14 May 2017
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Chicago

Minimalist Onegin on the Lyric Opera stage

By , 26 February 2017
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Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
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London

Flawed casting in Minghella's widescreen Butterfly at ENO

By , 16 May 2016
***11
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London

Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser revived at Covent Garden

By , 26 April 2016
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New York City

Kristine Opolais breaks hearts in Met's Madama Butterfly

By , 17 March 2016
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London

An incandescent Magic Flute from Mark Wigglesworth at ENO

By , 05 February 2016
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Antwerp

Understated elegance: Robert Carsen's sublime La bohème in Antwerp

By , 27 December 2015
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera's Hänsel und Gretel from the favela both delights and disturbs

By , 03 December 2015
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Amsterdam

Robert Carsen’s shattering Dialogues des carmélites returns to Amsterdam for a last time

By , 07 November 2015
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Houston

Houston Grand Opera's Eugene Onegin stars an unlikely hero

By , 30 October 2015
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Zürich

Witness to a delicious aberration: Wozzeck in Zurich

By , 13 September 2015
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Glyndebourne

Dark deeds under the microscope: Britten's Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne

By , 05 July 2015
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Aix-en-Provence

Robert Carsen's legendary production returns to its birthplace with a Dream cast

By , 04 July 2015
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London

The power of love: Between Worlds at the Barbican

By , 11 April 2015
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Amsterdam

Polished stagecraft still wields its magic in Dutch National Opera’s Zauberflöte

By , 04 March 2015
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Chicago

As light falls, Tannhäuser finds its tone in Chicago

By , 09 February 2015
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London

Drab Dutchman at Covent Garden only partially redeemed by singers

By , 05 February 2015
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Berlin

Fiona Shaw brings theatre into the opera house in The Rape of Lucretia

By , 14 November 2014
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London

Not for beginners: Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at ENO

By , 13 February 2014
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London

Simon McBurney's ingenious Magic Flute for English National Opera

By , 07 November 2013
***11
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London

ENO's Madam Butterfly is once again a must-see

By , 14 October 2013
****1
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Barcelona

Álvarez y Camarena coronan un Rigoletto de altura en el Liceu

By , 21 March 2017
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Paris

Die Zauberflöte de Carsen : un onirisme noir servi par une distribution lumineuse

By , 23 January 2017
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Paris

Immarcescibles Contes du magicien Carsen

By , 03 November 2016
***11
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Lyon

Poétique hommage à Benjamin Walter à l'Opéra de Lyon

By , 15 March 2016
***11
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Paris

Capriccio illusionniste à l’Opéra Garnier

By , 19 January 2016
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Strasbourg

La Dame de Pique remporte la mise

By , 16 June 2015
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Paris

La Flûte enchantée à Bastille : une lutte contre l’obscurantisme toujours d’actualité

By , 24 April 2015
***11
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Paris

Rusalka en demi-teinte à l'Opéra de Paris

By , 03 April 2015
***11
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Geneva

Eugène Onéguine au Grand Théâtre de Genève

By , 09 October 2014
****1
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