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Thomas Atkins (Rodolfo) and Marlena Devoe (Mimì) © David Rowland
Auckland

Talented young cast shines in New Zealand Opera's La bohème

By , 19 September 2018
****1
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Lauren Michelle (Musetta) and Charles Johnston (Alcindoro) © Fritz Curzon
Blandford Forum

A girl next door: La bohème at Dorset Opera Festival

By , 25 July 2018
****1
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Sarah Tynan (Despina) and Peter Coleman-Wright (Don Alfonso) © Robert Workman
London

A classically elegant Così fan tutte for a balmy summer evening at Holland Park

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) © Betina Skovbro
Southampton

Natalya Romaniw an imperious Tatyana as Tchaikovsky is unleashed from the Mayflower pit

By , 18 October 2017
***11
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Mark S Doss (Méphistophélès) and Sarah Pring (Marthe) © Dorset Opera
Blandford Forum

Dorset Opera deals with the devil in Gounod's Faust

By , 26 July 2017
****1
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David Parry © Rayfield Allied
Perth

La scala di seta: sparkling comedy from Scottish Opera in concert

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Daniel Norman, Nicholas Lester (Josef K) and Paul Carey Jones © James Glossop
Glasgow

Unfulfilled potential in Philip Glass' The Trial

By , 24 January 2017
**111
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Victoria Simmonds (Angelina) and Nico Darmanin (Ramiro) © Robert Workman
London

Vocal pyrotechnics and Rossinian laughs: La Cenerentola at Opera Holland Park

By , 14 July 2016
****1
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Nicholas Lester (Figaro) and Nico Darmanin (Almaviva) © Richard Hubert Smith
Bristol

Welsh National Opera's Barber of Seville underwhelms

By , 15 March 2016
**111
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Fflur Wyn (Lakmé) and Katie Bray (Mallika) © Robert Workman
London

Shorn of excess exoticism: Ailyn Bozok’s Lakmé at Holland Park

By , 09 July 2015
***11
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Anna Patalong (Terinka) and Matthew Newlin (Jiří) © Robert Workman
Buxton

Dvořák’s Jacobin returns from musical exile to delight Buxton

By , 12 July 2014
****1
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Kitty Whately (Rosina) Nico Darmanin (Almaviva) and Nicholas Lester (Figaro) © Fritz Curzon
London

A Tale of Two Hearts: Dickensian Rossini at Holland Park

By , 07 June 2014
****1
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Alfonso Antoniozzi © KK Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's fun, 1960s Don Pasquale

By , 01 February 2014
****1
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Sarah-Jane Davies (Tatyana), Nicholas Lester (Eugene Onegin), English Touring Opera: Eugene Onegin,  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

Eugene Onegin with English Touring Opera

By , 09 March 2012
****1
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