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José Coca Loza (Haly), Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella) and Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Camels and comic capers in Algiers: Cecilia Bartoli stars in a frothy Italiana at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2018
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio San) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 27 March 2017
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Vito Priante (Figaro) and Daniela Mack (Rosina) © ROH | Mark Douet
London

A soufflé that fails to rise: Rossini’s Barber falls flat at Covent Garden

By , 13 September 2016
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Anna Netrebko (Giovanna) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Angels and Demons: Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco at La Scala

By , 18 December 2015
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Justina Gringyte as Carmen © James Glossop
Glasgow

Justina Gringyte is a fabulous Carmen in Scottish Opera's Revival

By , 17 October 2015
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Rebeca Olvera (Adalgisa) and Cecilia Bartoli (Norma) © Hans Jörg Michel
Zürich

Love, loyalty and treason exposed: Bellini’s Norma in Zurich

By , 10 October 2015
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla) © Tristram Kenton | ROH
London

Kurzak and Pidò inspire a rumbustious Turco in Italia in Caurier and Leiser's Dolce Vita production

By , 11 April 2015
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Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Clattering cherry blossom: solid revival of Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 20 March 2015
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Pietro Spagnoli (Bartolo) and Mari Eriksmoen (Rosina) © Herwig Prammer | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

A different trip to the Barber: Paisiello conquers Vienna again at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 February 2015
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Peter Wedd (Don José) and Alessandra Volpe (Carmen) © Jeni Clegg
Bristol

WNO's Chorus leads Carmen at the Bristol Hippodrome

By , 12 November 2014
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Lucas Meachem (Figaro) and Alessandro Corbelli (Bartolo) © Tristram Kenton
London

Slapstick fun and stylish singing in the Royal Opera’s revival of Il barbiere di Siviglia

By , 19 September 2014
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Benjamin Bruns (Tamino) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Vaudeville and shadow puppets: Die Zauberflöte in Vienna

By , 09 June 2014
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John Osborn (Otello), Nicola Pamio (Doge) and Peter Kálmán (Elmiro) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

A stormy reception for Rossini's Otello in Paris

By , 07 April 2014
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Benjamin Bruns (Tamino), Chen Reiss (Pamina)  ©  Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Die Zauberflöte at the Vienna Staatsoper a mixed bag

By , 20 November 2013
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Pretty Yende (La Comtesse Adèle de Formoutiers), Regula Mühlemann (Isolier), Lawrence Brownlee (Le ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Sex, wine and bel canto bliss: Le Comte Ory at the Theater an der Wien

By , 20 February 2013
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Cecilia Bartoli and Andreas Scholl  ©  Hans Jörg Michel
Salzburg

Giulio Cesare in Salzburg

By , 25 August 2012
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Kristine Opolais as Cio-Cio-San, Zhengzhong Zhou as Yamadori  ©  Mike Hoban 2011
London

Madama Butterfly

By , 25 June 2011
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©  January 2011 The Royal Opera, Mike Hoban
London

Aleksandra Kurzak shines as Rossini's Rosina

By , 18 January 2011
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Christine Rice as Hansel and Ailish Tynan as Gretel  ©  2010 The Royal Opera / Johan Persson
London

Hurrah! The Witch is Dead!

By , 29 December 2010
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Gaëlle Arquez (Medea) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Händels Teseo am Theater an der Wien… und eine bombige Medea

By , 16 November 2018
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Cecilia Bartoli brûlée vive dans la Norma de Bellini © T. Suter T. & Dorendorf
Paris

Une Norma sur mesure pour Cecilia Bartoli au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

By , 12 October 2016
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John Chest (Don Giovanni), Ruben Drole (Leporello) © Jef Rabillon | Angers Nantes Opéra
Nantes

Don Giovanni nella téci

By , 10 March 2016
****1
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Cecilia Bartoli (Norma) © Alain Hanel
Monte-Carlo

Norma désacralisée à Monte-Carlo : Alleluia !

By , 21 February 2016
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Cecilia Bartoli (Iphigénie) und Christopher Maltman (Oreste) © Monika Rittershaus | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

Die ungeschönte Wahrheit: Iphigénie en Tauride bei den Salzburger Pfingstfestspielen

By , 22 May 2015
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