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Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 05 March 2018
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Mikhail Petrenko (Zaccaria) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
Milan

Nabucco at La Scala: Verdi's score in the hands of a special maestro

By , 24 October 2017
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Gérard Depardieu © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Muti finds explosive drama in Ivan the Terrible in Chicago

By , 24 February 2017
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Diana Damrau (Juliette) and Vittorio Grigòlo (Roméo) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Star turns in Met's new Roméo et Juliette

By , 04 January 2017
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Vitalij Kowaljow © Sussie Ahlburg
Edinburgh

Mariinsky Rheingold a promising start to Edinburgh Festival’s concert Ring

By , 15 August 2016
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Victoria Jaiani (Young Woman) in The Miraculous Mandarin © The Cleveland Orchestra | Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

A darkly dramatic Bartók double bill in Cleveland

By , 07 April 2016
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Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) © Ken Howard | The Metropolitan Opera
New York City

It’s in the wind: Sir Richard Eyre’s Le nozze di Figaro returns to The Met

By , 25 February 2016
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Anastasia Kalagina © Andy Buchanan
Cardiff

Thomas Søndergård and his Welsh forces score a hit with Rachmaninov’s The Bells

By , 03 October 2015
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Tireless Herlitzius leads a memorable Walküre in Vienna

By , 17 May 2015
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Richard Paul Fink (Alberich) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Simon Rattle begins his Vienna Ring journey

By , 16 May 2015
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Piotr Beczała (Vaudémont) and Anna Netrebko (Iolanta) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

From darkness to light and back again: Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle at The Met

By , 29 January 2015
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© V. Baranovsky
Birmingham

The Mariinsky Ring concludes strongly in Birmingham

By , 09 November 2014
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© N. Razina | Mariinsky Opera
Birmingham

A mesmerising Siegfried from the Mariinsky in Birmingham

By , 08 November 2014
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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
London

The lows have it: the Mariinsky's Boris Godunov at the Barbican

By , 03 November 2014
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Bees and Bells at the Proms

By , 18 August 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Rotterdam

Deliverance Deferred: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra's Verdi Requiem

By , 17 May 2014
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Michael Fabiano (Faust) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

La Fura dels Baus' Faust is as spectacular as Grand Opéra gets

By , 15 May 2014
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A scene from Act I with Ildar Abdrazakov as Prince Igor Svyatoslavich © Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

An heroic and harrowing Prince Igor at the Met Opera

By , 06 February 2014
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Jean-Guihen Queyras  ©  Marco Borggreve
London

Nézet-Séguin and the LPO on great form with Shostakovich's Symphony no. 13

By , 26 October 2013
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Daniel Barenboim addresses the audience at the end of the performance of Wagner’s Götterdämmerun ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 20: Götterdämmerung concludes a Ring for the ages

By , 28 July 2013
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
Paris

Le Mariinsky sur le Ring (4) : l'épopée du Crépuscule

By , 23 September 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov | CAMI
Paris

Le Mariinsky sur le Ring (3) : Siegfried ou le retour à la vie

By , 22 September 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Bernhard Buerklin
Munich

Valery Gergiev sticht mit einem konzertanten Holländer in See

By , 15 May 2018
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Denis Matsuev © Pavel Antonov
Moscow

Le piano spectaculaire de Denis Matsuev

By , 18 May 2016
***11
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El Orfeón Donostiarra y la Orquesta del Teatro Mariinski © Pablo Strubell
Madrid

Cuando la prisa es mala consejera

By , 20 March 2015
***11
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