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Quirijn de Lang (Lt Audebert), Richard Burkhard (Lt Horstmayer) and Timothy Nelson (Lt Gordon) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

The futility of war: Opera North gives Kevin Puts’ Silent Night its UK première

By , 30 November 2018
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Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Songs of innocence and experience: Verdi's Falstaff at Garsington

By , 16 June 2018
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Louise Alder (Pamina) with Lucas Rebato, Frederick Jemison, Dionysios Sevastakis (Three Boys) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Truth and Wisdom: a searching Zauberflöte at Garsington

By , 31 May 2018
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Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A marble and a star: a vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

By , 14 February 2018
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Wallis Giunta (Dinah) with Nicholas Butterfield, Fflur Wyn and Joseph Shovelton (The Trio) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

Destiny and South Sea escapes: Osud and Trouble in Tahiti from Opera North

By , 11 October 2017
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Peter Auty (Canio) and Elin Pritchard (Nedda) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

By , 16 September 2017
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Zazà), Joel Montero (Milio) © Robert Workman
London

Verismo with a capital V: Zazà at Opera Holland Park

By , 18 July 2017
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Peter Wedd (Herman) © Robert Workman
London

Gambling and Gothic: The Queen of Spades at Opera Holland Park

By , 02 August 2016
***11
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Christopher Lowrey (Oberon) and Nadine Sierra (Tytania) © Tato Baeza | Palau de Les Arts
Valencia

A tingling Midsummer Night in Valencia

By , 18 June 2016
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Jung Soo Yun (Nemorino) and Duncan Rock (Belcore) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's L'elisir d'amore bubbles with life in Leeds

By , 17 February 2016
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Stephen Gadd (Michele) © Robert Workman
London

All of life is there: Il trittico opens Opera Holland Park's new season in style

By , 02 June 2015
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Helen Sherman (Cherubino) © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's gleeful Marriage of Figaro is not to be missed

By , 24 January 2015
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Rebecca Bottone (Clorinda), Victoria Yarovaya (Cenerentola) and Máire Flavin (Tisbe) © Ken Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's La Cenerentola with a Russian star

By , 25 October 2014
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Cheryl Barker (Adriana) and Peter Auty (Maurizio) © Fritz Curzon
London

The stage manager steals the show – Adriana Lecouvreur at Opera Holland Park

By , 24 July 2014
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Rebecca Evans (Rodelinda) © Clive Barda
London

A disappointing Rodelinda at the English National Opera

By , 28 February 2014
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Rhian Lois as Adele in Christopher Alden’s Die Fledermaus  ©  Robert Workman
London

Burlesque and bats: Christopher Alden reinvents Die Fledermaus for ENO

By , 30 September 2013
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©  Donald Cooper
London

Refreshingly unfussy: Jonathan Miller's classic La bohème revived at ENO

By , 29 April 2013
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Richard Burkhard as Papageno in Scottish Opera's The Magic Flute  ©  Ken Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's steampunk Magic Flute delights

By , 27 October 2012
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©  Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's revival of Ruddigore is a visual treat

By , 30 September 2011
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©  Fritz Curzon
London

Bonynge and Lee serve up tons of fun in Opera Holland Park's Don Pasquale

By , 09 June 2011
****1
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Paul Nilon as Chartkov and Peter Savidge as the Journalist / Bill Cooper
Leeds

Opera North stage the UK premiere of Weinberg's The Portrait

By , 02 February 2011
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