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Anna Netrebko (Aida) and Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

At The Met, Netrebko triumphs as Aida, with Rachvelishvili a powerful rival

By , 26 September 2018
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Sir Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Rupert © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Sir John in Love: the fat knight returns to Covent Garden

By , 10 July 2018
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Maria Agresta (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo) in Act 4 © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Aida at Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A tale of two princesses: a dusty Aida revived at the Teatro Real

By , 10 March 2018
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
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Nina Stemme (Turandot) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A Turandot to remember in San Francisco

By , 03 December 2017
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Martina Serafin (Turandot) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A colorful Turandot opens the San Francisco Opera season

By , 12 September 2017
***11
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Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Nino Machaidze (Gilda) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Quinn Kelsey excels as Rigoletto in San Francisco

By , 31 May 2017
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Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A superb portrayal: Sonya Yoncheva shines in a brilliant Traviata at the Met

By , 01 March 2017
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Roberto Frontali (Tonio), Fabio Sartori (Canio) and Erika Grimaldi (Nedda) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

An orthodox Pagliacci stands alone in Turin

By , 11 January 2017
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Leah Crocetto (Aida) and Brian Jagde © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

An Aida short on drama in San Francisco

By , 08 November 2016
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Yonghoon Lee (Andrea Chénier) and Anna Pirozzi (Maddalena) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

San Francisco Opera opens new season with Giordano's Andrea Chénier

By , 09 September 2016
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Michael Fabiano (Don Carlo) and Mariusz Kwiecień (Rodrigo) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Don Carlo in San Francisco: musically perfect, dramatically lacking

By , 12 June 2016
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Lucio Gallo (Gianni Schicchi) and Susanna Hurrell (Lauretta) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Jaho and Larsson break hearts, Gallo and Hurrell mend them in The Royal Opera's Trittico

By , 25 February 2016
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) and Leo Nucci (Rigoletto) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

On all cylinders: Leo Nucci and Nadine Sierra thrill in La Scala's classic Rigoletto

By , 13 January 2016
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Vitaliy Bilyy (Miller) and Leah Crocetto (Luisa Miller) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

San Francisco Opera season opener: a stellar cast carries a dull staging of Luisa Miller

By , 11 September 2015
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Cesira) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Tutino's Two Women at San Francisco: multi-media heavy, but worth investigating

By , 13 June 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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© Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

A tale of two gypsies (and a love triangle): a wavering Trovatore in Naples

By , 18 December 2014
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Divas Distinguish San Francisco Opera's new Norma

By , 05 September 2014
***11
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Marco Berti (Otello) and Lianna Haroutounian (Desdemona) © Teatro San Carlo Napoli
Naples

Otello, or The dark side of the Moor unveiled in Naples

By , 19 April 2014
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Iréne Theorin (Turandot) and Alfred Kim (Calaf) © Tristram Kenton
London

Still crazy after all these years: Turandot at Covent Garden

By , 17 February 2014
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© Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

No triumphal march for Aida in Naples

By , 07 December 2013
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©  Terrence McCarthy
San Francisco

Luisotti Conducts a Landmark Performance of Verdi's Requiem in San Francisco

By , 25 October 2013
*****
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Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Ainhoa Arteta (Alice Ford)  ©  Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Bryn Terfel's irrepressible Falstaff with San Francisco Opera

By , 08 October 2013
***11
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Mefistofele) and the San Francisco Opera Chorus  ©  Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Strongly cast Mefistofele opens San Francisco Opera's season

By , 11 September 2013
****1
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©  ROH 2013 / Catherine Ashmore
London

The chorus takes the honours in the Royal Opera's Nabucco

By , 30 March 2013
****1
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Mark Delavan and members of the SF Opera Chorus,  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

Patricia Racette is remarkable as Tosca in San Francisco

By , 16 November 2012
***11
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Lohengrin Kristinn Sigmundsson, Brandon Jovanovich and Camilla Nylund,  ©  Cory Weaver.
San Francisco

Lohengrin returns to San Francisco in effective new production

By , 20 October 2012
****1
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Jessica McMillan
San Francisco

Opera in the ballpark: Rigoletto at the home of the San Francisco Giants

By , 15 September 2012
***11
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Marco Vratogna (Rigoletto) and Albina Shagimuratova (Gilda)  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

San Francisco Opera opens 90th season with Rigoletto

By , 08 September 2012
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Ferrucio Furlanetto as Attila  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

Verdi's Attila returns to San Francisco… with a vengeance!

By , 12 June 2012
****1
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Nicola Luisotti  ©  Terence McCarthy
Berkeley

Luisotti and SF Opera Orchestra in Concert

By , 03 June 2012
***11
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Iréne Theorin (Turandot) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Turandot en el Real: notable intermitencia (primer reparto)

By , 03 December 2018
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Madrid

Una hierática Turandot proyecta luces y sombras sobre el escenario del Real (segundo reparto)

By , 02 December 2018
***11
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Roberto Alagna beeindruckt in Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci an der Met

By , 13 January 2018
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Gilda (Olga Peretyatko) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Rigoletto à l’Opéra Bastille : la benedizione !

By , 14 April 2016
****1
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Leo Nucci © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Crónica de un bis anunciado: Nucci protagoniza Rigoletto en el Teatro Real

By , 30 November 2015
****1
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Con Nabucco se cierra la temporada de Les Arts © Palau de les Arts
Valencia

Nabucco en Les Arts: señora y coro sobre fondo gris

By , 10 May 2015
***11
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