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Die Gezeichneten © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score: Die Gezeichneten in Berlin

By , 11 July 2018
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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Lessons in Love and Violence: icy beauty and dramatic tension

By , 10 May 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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Michael Nagy (Count Tamare) and Peter Hoare (Alviano) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Toy Story: Calixto Bieito stages Die Gezeichneten at the Komische Oper

By , 21 January 2018
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Karen Cargill and the LSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Rattle's Gurrelieder an irresistible force to move the hardest of hearts

By , 19 August 2017
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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
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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
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John Adams © Christine Alicino
Berlin

The New American Gospel: John Adams in Berlin

By , 27 January 2017
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Pavlo Hunka (the Nekrotzar) and Peter Hoare (Piet the Pot) © John Phillips | Getty Images
London

Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime

By , 15 January 2017
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Peter Hoare (Dancing Master), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Manon) and Alain Coulombe (Geronte de Revoir) © Bernd Uhlig
Amsterdam

Andrea Breth's Manon Lescaut abandoned in a chilly Louisiana desert at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 October 2016
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Mark Wigglesworth © The Proms - Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 11: Wagner and Tippett make an effective pairing

By , 23 July 2016
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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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Aleksandra Kurzak (Lucia) and Rachael Lloyd (Alisa) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Returning to the crime scene: fresh blood improves Royal Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 11 May 2016
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Diana Damrau (Lucia) and Charles Castronovo (Edgardo) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Flawed and floored: Katie Mitchell delivers a powerful Lucia at Covent Garden

By , 07 April 2016
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Hendrickje van Kerckhove (The Sandman) © Marco Borggreve | Dutch National Opera
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera's Hänsel und Gretel from the favela both delights and disturbs

By , 03 December 2015
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Eva-Maria Westbroek © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera toasts its 50th birthday

By , 06 November 2015
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Anthony Negus © Connaught Artists
London

Das Liebesverbot: A Wagner rarity with no wine, no women and no carnival!

By , 25 October 2015
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Patricia Racette (Katerina) © Clive Barda
London

A Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at ENO to hit you between the eyes

By , 26 September 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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Peter Hoare (Hermann) and Felicity Palmer (The Countess) © Donald Cooper
London

Carte blanche: A muddled Queen of Spades from David Alden at ENO

By , 06 June 2015
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Kurt Streit (Jimmy McIntyre) and Christine Rice (Jenny Smith) © Clive Barda | ROH
London

A heaven of hell, a hell of heaven: Brecht and Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

By , 10 March 2015
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Anna Nicole) © Bill Cooper
London

ROH comeback for Anna Nicole, but do shock tactics dull with repetition?

By , 11 September 2014
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Wozzeck © Cory Weaver
New York City

A Tale of Two Wozzecks: Goerne and Levine at the Met

By , 06 March 2014
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Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic  ©  Chris Lee
New York City

Dallapiccola's bleak Il prigioniero at the NY Philharmonic

By , 06 June 2013
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
London

European première of Shostakovich's Orango at The Rest is Noise

By , 16 May 2013
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Charles Castronovo as Tamino, Ekaterina Siurina as Pamina  ©  2013 ROH / Mike Hoban
London

Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 16 April 2013
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WNO Lulu: Marie Arnet (Lulu)  ©  Clive Barda
Birmingham

David Pountney and Welsh National Opera's superb new Lulu in Birmingham

By , 05 March 2013
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Esa-Pekka Salonen
Los Angeles

Salonen and the Philharmonia deliver a razor-sharp Wozzeck at Disney Hall

By , 13 November 2012
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Portrait of Gaetano Donizetti by Giuseppe Rillosi, currently in the Museo del Teatro alla Scala, Mil
London

Donizetti's Belisario at the Barbican

By , 28 October 2012
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Peter Hoare as Michel  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

Surrealism in the opera house: Martinů's Julietta at ENO

By , 17 September 2012
***11
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Esa-Pekka Salonen,  ©  Nicho Soedling
London

Man, with two faces: Beethoven's Fifth and Dallapiccola's Prisoner

By , 26 January 2012
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Peter Hoare as Faust and Christopher Purves as Mephistopheles,  ©  Tristram Kenton
London

Terry Gilliam reinvents Berlioz's reinvention of Goethe's Faust

By , 08 May 2011
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Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna and Alan Oke as Marshall  ©  The Royal Opera, Bill Cooper
London

Anna Nicole

By , 04 March 2011
*****
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Jessica Pratt as the Queen of the Night lays down the law to Kate Royal as Pamina:  ©  February 2011 Mike Hoban / The Royal Opera
London

Sir Colin Davis conducts a masterful Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 01 February 2011
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Sharik the dog and Steven Page as the Professor,  ©  2010 Stephen Cummiskey
London

Raskatov's A Dog's Heart: new opera at the ENO

By , 20 November 2010
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Amanda Roocroft as Emilia Marty: credit Neil Libbert, ENO
London

Janáček's Makropulos Case - it's a fairy tale, but not as we know it

By , 20 September 2010
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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel) und Stéphane Degout (King) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Amsterdam

Lessons in Love and Violence: George Benjamins neue Oper über Angst und Entsetzen im politischen Alltag

By , 25 June 2018
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© Elisa Haberer | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Chéreau vit encore : l'Opéra Bastille consacre De la maison des morts

By , 18 November 2017
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Ausrine Stundyte (Katerina) - Lady Macbeth de Mzensk à l'Opéra de Lyon © Jean-Pierre Maurin
Lyon

Une Lady Macbeth sublime d'horreur à l'Opéra de Lyon

By , 27 January 2016
****1
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