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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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Jennifer Davis (Elsa) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
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Jakob Bloch Jespersen (Leporello) and Johannes Weisser (Don Giovanni) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Too many doors: an occasionally inert, but well-sung Don Giovanni in Oslo

By , 29 May 2018
***11
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Rachel Willis-Sørensen (The Marschallin) © Robert Workman | Glyndebourne Festival 2018
Glyndebourne

Seriously funny, musically transcendent: Glyndebourne's Rosenkavalier

By , 20 May 2018
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Christiane Karg (Calisto) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Cavalli's La Calisto returns to Munich in Alden’s psychedelic staging

By , 02 April 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A Rosenkavalier for the radio at The Met

By , 17 April 2017
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Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) and Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Making Babylon great again: DiDonato shines in musically spectacular Semiramide in Munich

By , 18 February 2017
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Biagio Pizzuti (Leporello) and Riccardo Fassi © Priska Ketterer
Basel

Sexism and callousness in Richard Jones' Don Giovanni in Basel

By , 27 January 2017
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Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs) and Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
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Nicholas Crawley (Masetto) and Mary Bevan (Zerlina) © Robert Workman
London

Strong in concept, strong in casting: Richard Jones' Don Giovanni at ENO

By , 30 September 2016
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Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly) and Nicola Alaimo (Falstaff) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Daniele Gatti and Robert Carsen tout a blithely-polished Falstaff

By , 14 October 2015
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Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

A second helping for Carsen’s delicious Falstaff at the Royal Opera

By , 06 July 2015
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Jennifer Johnston as Gaia © Teatro alla Scala
Milan

CO₂ at La Scala: a challenging truth by Giorgio Battistelli

By , 22 May 2015
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Rachel Nicholls (Eva) and Iain Paterson (Hans Sachs) © Catherine Ashmore | ENO
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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Dutch National Opera, Falstaff © BAUS
Amsterdam

Food, Glorious Food: Falstaff at the Holland Festival is a Feast for the Eyes and Ears

By , 10 June 2014
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John Chest (Billy Budd) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

All at sea in Berlin: Billy Budd at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 May 2014
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Lohengrin à l'Opéra d'Anvers © Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Antwerp

Un Lohengrin de belle tenue à Anvers

By , 10 October 2018
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Albina Shagimuratova (Semiramide) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Gipfel der Opernkunst: Albina Shagimuratova als Semiramide an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 10 June 2018
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