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Allison Oakes (Isolde) and Peter Seiffert (Tristan) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

The ultimate love story: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Budapest

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Nina Stemme, Simon Rattle, Stuart Skelton and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

An unforgettable Parsifal from Rattle, the Berlin Phil and a world-beating cast

By , 06 April 2018
*****
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Ruxandra Donose (Kundry) © Monika Rittershaus
Baden-Baden

Dieter Dorn’s Parsifal in Baden-Baden brings the full Monty to Monsalvat

By , 24 March 2018
***11
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Michael Volle (Montfort) and Bryan Hymel (Henri) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

A glorious Meistersinger from Harry Kupfer at La Scala

By , 19 March 2017
****1
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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Nina Stemme (Isolde) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Trelinski's passionless Tristan und Isolde opens Met season

By , 26 September 2016
***11
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Turandot in Belfast © Northern Ireland Opera
Belfast

Subjugation of the silent majority: Calixto Bieito's Turandot in Belfast

By , 30 October 2015
***11
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Louis Otey (Pascoe) © Cory Weaver
Annandale-on-Hudson

Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers thrillingly staged in New York

By , 24 July 2015
*****
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Stephen Gould as Tristan, Nina Stemme as Isolde © ROH / Clive Barda
London

Stemme and Gould light up Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera

By , 05 December 2014
*****
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Jeff Gwaltney (Dick Johnson) and Susannah Glanville (Minnie) © Fritz Curzon
London

A heart of gold in the West: Opera Holland Park hits Vegas for Puccini's La fanciulla

By , 03 June 2014
***11
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Gianni Schicchi at Opera Holland Park  ©  Fritz Curzon
London

Zanetto and Gianni Schicchi: Opera Holland Park's Florentine Double Bill

By , 22 June 2012
***11
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Tristan und Isolde (acte II) à l'Opéra de Paris © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Tristan et Isolde à Bastille : pour le meilleur et pour le pire

By , 11 September 2018
**111
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