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Francesca Manzo (Delia), Riccardo Della Sciucca (Nadir) and Chuan Wang (Calaf) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Cherubini's Ali Baba finally returns to La Scala in an Academy staging

By , 01 September 2018
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Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) and Scott Hendricks (Escamillo) © Bregenzer Festspiele | Karl Forster
Bregenz

When the cards fall in your favour: a striking Carmen from Kasper Holten in Bregenz

By , 27 July 2017
****1
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Lise Lindstrom (Turandot) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Fire and Ice: Zeffirelli's vintage Turandot at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 03 November 2015
***11
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Christine Goerke (Turandot) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met’s glitzy, glorious Turandot returns with a great Princess

By , 30 September 2015
****1
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Norma at Bayerisches Staatsoper © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Norma in Munich: dramatically solid but musically uninspiring

By , 13 June 2015
**111
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Anja Harteros (Leonora) and Golda Schultz (Ines) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Stunningly sung implausibilities: Il trovatore in Munich

By , 30 January 2015
****1
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Simon Keenlyside (Germont) and Diana Damrau (Violetta) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Damrau’s superb Violetta marred by static Traviata production

By , 04 July 2014
****1
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Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Triumphant role debut for Netrebko in a volcanic Munich Macbeth

By , 27 June 2014
****1
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©  Chikashi Saegusa
Tokyo

Graham Vick's Nabucco relocates to modern Tokyo

By , 29 May 2013
****1
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Eugénie Warnier (Jemmy), Nicola Alaimo (Guillaume Tell), choir of Nederlandse Opera © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

The Netherlands Opera's daunting William Tell shines light on its massive talents

By , 09 February 2013
****1
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Marco Berti and Martina Serafin  ©  Julien Benhamou
Paris

Love, jealousy, lust, and betrayal: Tosca in Paris

By , 07 November 2012
***11
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© Javier del Real
Madrid

La bohème en el Real, o las bambalinas del verismo

By , 14 December 2017
****1
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