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Nicky Spence © David Bebber
London

Nicky Spence and Roger Vignoles: a rapturous seasonal concert at Wigmore Hall

By , 28 December 2018
*****
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Johan Reuter (Šiškov) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 07 March 2018
***11
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Vadim Gluzman performs Bernstein’s Serenade with the BBC Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

From Plato to Voltaire: the BBCSO’s Bernstein

By , 27 January 2018
****1
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Nicky Spence, Anne Mason, Clare Presland, Julia Sporsén, Laura Woods © Robert Workman
London

Kát’a Kabanová compellingly staged at Opera Holland Park

By , 15 July 2017
***11
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Peter Hoare (Laca) and Natalya Romaniw (Jenůfa) © Robert Workman
West Horsley

Natalya Romaniw leads an emotionally gripping Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Iain Paterson © Maximilian Van London
Manchester

A 24-carat Rheingold as the Hallé continues its Ring quest

By , 27 November 2016
*****
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James Morris (Dr. Schön), Brenda Rae (Lulu) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Dramatic intensity, risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

By , 09 November 2016
***11
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Peter Hoare (Laca) and Laura Wilde (Jenůfa) © Donald Cooper
London

Janáček's score, Alden's direction and Wigglesworth's conducting make a searing Jenůfa at ENO

By , 23 June 2016
*****
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Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Prom 48: Periodically sublime late night Bach

By , 21 August 2015
***11
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John Osborn (Cellini), Laurent Naouri (Fieramosca) and Maurizio Muraro (Balducci) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Terry Gilliam’s spectacular Benvenuto Cellini arrives in Amsterdam

By , 09 May 2015
****1
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Indra Thomas © Indra Thomas | Askonas Holt
Auckland

A moving Child Of Our Time concludes the Auckland Arts Festival

By , 21 March 2015
****1
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London

Iain Paterson and Edward Gardner lead a top quality rendering of Wagner's Meistersinger for ENO

By , 07 February 2015
*****
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Cardiff

Marc Chagall inspires a new production of Mosè in Egitto

By , 03 October 2014
****1
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Cardiff

Rossini's William Tell in fifty shades of grey

By , 12 September 2014
****1
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London

Terry Gilliam strikes gold for ENO with a riotous Benvenuto Cellini

By , 05 June 2014
*****
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Berlin

Britten's War Requiem thrills at the Berlin Konzerthaus

By , 21 November 2013
****1
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Alresford

Sixteen nuns executed near Winchester: Dialogues des Carmélites at Grange Park

By , 22 June 2013
***11
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London

Chess, leaves and eagles: New works at the Purcell Room

By , 15 May 2013
***11
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Glasgow

Dutchman flies into north-east Scotland

By , 06 April 2013
****1
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Birmingham

CBSO and Andris Nelsons: The Flying Dutchman in concert

By , 16 March 2013
****1
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera's steampunk Magic Flute delights

By , 27 October 2012
****1
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Leeds

Bright is the Ring of Words opens Leeds Lieder+ with a celebration of music and words

By , 07 October 2011
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London

Two Boys, ENO

By , 27 June 2011
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Intermezzo: Strauss's Family Joke.

By , 26 March 2011
****1
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De la maison des morts à l'Opéra de Lyon © Bertrand Stofleth
Lyon

Derrière le rideau de fer, l’Humanité : Warlikowski exhume De la Maison des morts à Lyon

By , 29 January 2019
****1
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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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Madrid

La inocencia perdida: Die Soldaten en el Teatro Real

By , 24 May 2018
***11
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Moïse et Aaron dans une mise en scène de Romeo Castellucci © Bernd Uhlig - Opera national de Paris
Paris

Moïse et Aaron à Paris : au commencement était le Verbe

By , 20 October 2015
***11
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