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Clemens Unterreiner (Valentin) © Valtteri Hirvonen
Savonlinna

Satan, sex, blood and redemption: Faust in Finland

By , 11 July 2018
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Leah Crocetto (Elisabetta) and Russell Thomas (Don Carlo) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Musically resplendent Don Carlo in Washington

By , 03 March 2018
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Ramë Lahaj (The Duke of Mantua) and Tuuli Takala (Gilda) © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
Savonlinna

McVicar brings his inimitable vision of Rigoletto to the Savonlinna Festival

By , 10 July 2017
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio San) and Brian Jagde (Pinkerton) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Madama Butterfly an aesthetic treat at Washington National Opera

By , 06 May 2017
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Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio San) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Johan Botha's death casts a pall over Madama Butterfly in Vienna

By , 08 September 2016
***11
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Brandon Jovanovich (Don José) and Elena Maximova (Carmen) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Traditional Carmen a musical and dramatic success in Vienna

By , 06 September 2016
***11
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Eric Halfvarson (Hagen) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Twilight of the Gods gives way to an American dawn

By , 06 May 2016
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David Cangelosi (Mime) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Holding a mirror up to Nature: Zambello’s Siegfried

By , 04 May 2016
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Meagan Miller (Sieglinde) and Christopher Ventris (Siegmund) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Nature’s bonfire burns on: Zambello’s Die Walküre in Washington

By , 02 May 2016
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Alan Held, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Cox, Melody Moore, Ryan McKinny © Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

Manifest destiny and doom: Francesca Zambello’s All-American Ring

By , 30 April 2016
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Elia Fabbian (Scarpia), Johanna Rusanen (Tosca) and Kamen Chenev (Cavaradossi) © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
Savonlinna

A Tosca to set the nerves jangling in Savonlinna

By , 21 July 2015
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Eric Owens (Dutchman) © Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

Eric Owens' Flying Dutchman delivers in Washington

By , 07 March 2015
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Michael Volle as Mandryka and Malin Byström as Arabella © Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Otto Schenk's Arabella is dusted down at the Met

By , 03 April 2014
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Patricia Racette as Manon Lescaut and Kamen Chanev as Chevalier des Grieux  ©  Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

An abundantly emotional Manon Lescaut at the Kennedy Center

By , 02 March 2013
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Ildar Abdrazakov and Soloman Howard,  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

Abdrazakov's Don Giovanni woos and wows Washington DC

By , 26 September 2012
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Franco Vassallo as Nabucco  ©  Scott Suchman.
Washington

Nabucco with Washington National Opera: A Hymn to Verdi

By , 05 May 2012
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Joel Prieto, Elizabeth Futral, Renata Pokupic, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, and Christine Brandes in Cosi fan  ©  Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

Così fan tutte – e sempre!

By , 25 February 2012
***11
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Sarah Coburn as Lucia and Michael Chioldi as Enrico  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

Lucia in Washington: The House Always Wins

By , 10 November 2011
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Arancam and Martinez  ©  Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

Getting Out of the Cocoon: Ana Maria Martinez Conquers the WNO

By , 08 March 2011
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Escena de Otello en el Gran Teatre del Liceu © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Desdemona, de Verdi: un Otello descafeinado en el Liceu de Barcelona

By , 21 January 2016
***11
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