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Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A marble and a star: a vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

By , 14 February 2018
***11
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A silhouetted fairy © Hugo Glendinning
Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Martin Winkler (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

By , 20 October 2016
*****
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Stephen Richardson (The Mikado) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Mikado: A Victorian variety show on Japanese Night

By , 07 May 2016
***11
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Steven Page (Old Man) and Nicholas Sherratt (Richard) © Bill Cooper
Glasgow

The Devil Inside: a deeply chilling opera receives its world première in Glasgow

By , 23 January 2016
****1
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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
***11
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Ashley Holland (Captain Hook) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Leaving J.M.Barrie dangling: High-flying Peter Pan at Welsh National Opera

By , 16 May 2015
**111
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Peter Brathwaite (Kaidamà) and Craig Smith (Cardenio) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

The Wild Man stumbles into Hackney in ETO’s rare Donizetti revival

By , 12 March 2015
***11
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Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea) and James Laing (Nerone) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North blends the beautiful with the cynical in The Coronation of Poppea

By , 04 October 2014
***11
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Daniel Abelson as Puck with James Laing as Oberon (behind),  ©  Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's glittering Midsummer Night's Dream at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 28 September 2013
****1
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The Pirates of Penzance, Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte Opera Company  ©  KK Dundas
Glasgow

Pirates of Penzance set sail from Glasgow

By , 18 May 2013
****1
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Café Sperl in Vienna
London

The Merry Widow at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 02 December 2012
**111
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Andrew Slater (Bartolo) and Alan Fairs (Basilio)  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

ETO serve up classic comedy in The Barber of Seville

By , 08 March 2012
****1
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Máire Flavin as Public Opinion  ©  Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
London

Celebrity chamber opera: Orpheus in the Young Vic

By , 30 November 2011
**111
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Paul Nilon as Chartkov and Peter Savidge as the Journalist / Bill Cooper
Leeds

Opera North stage the UK premiere of Weinberg's The Portrait

By , 02 February 2011
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Allan Clayton as Rosillon and Amy Freston as Valencienne, credit: Alastair Muir, front page photo al
Leeds

Opera North's new Merry Widow: an antidote to winter blues

By , 19 December 2010
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