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Peter Seiffert (Tristan) © Matthias Horn (2011)
Berlin

Musical riches at Deutsche Oper's Tristan und Isolde

By , 23 September 2018
***11
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ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL
London

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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Gerald Finley (Scarpia), Adrienne Pieczonka (Tosca) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 15 January 2018
***11
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Michael Spyres (Mitridate) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Spyres and Crowe take the vocal honours at Covent Garden's Mitridate

By , 29 June 2017
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Aleksandrs Antonenko (Chevalier des Grieux) and Sondra Radvanovsky (Manon Lescaut) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Jonathan Kent's Manon Lescaut at Covent Garden: hard hitting staging, musically mixed

By , 22 November 2016
***11
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Lindsey Metzger (Alisa) and Albina Shagimuratova (Lucia) © Andrew Cioffi
Chicago

Shagimuratova and Beczała shine in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Lyric

By , 19 October 2016
***11
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Duncan Rock (Don Giovanni) and Andrii Goniukov (The Commendatore) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

A drab Don Giovanni from the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 15 October 2016
***11
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Amanda Echalaz (Tosca) and Roberto Frontali (Scarpia) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Firing blanks: a disappointing Tosca at Covent Garden

By , 11 January 2016
**111
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Latonia Moore (Elisabetta) © Jamie Williams
Sydney

Latonia Moore stars in lavish Don Carlos revival in Sydney

By , 07 August 2015
***11
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Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina © Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk a musical and visual triumph

By , 13 November 2014
*****
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Thomas Delgado-Little (Miles) and Anthony Gregory (Peter Quint) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

The darkness drops again: a tense, eerie Turn of the Screw for the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 21 October 2014
****1
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Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Leporello) and Elliot Madore (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Jonathan Kent’s Don Giovanni returns to Glyndebourne

By , 07 June 2014
***11
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©  Natasha Razina
Edinburgh

The Mariinsky at Edinburgh serve up near-perfect Strauss

By , 02 September 2011
****1
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© Andrea Messana / Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Le Roi Arthus de Thomas Hampson à l'Opéra Bastille

By , 16 May 2015
***11
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