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Maria Agresta (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo) in Act 4 © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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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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Björn Bürger (Billy Budd) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Indomitable: Billy Budd in Frankfurt

By , 25 May 2018
*****
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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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Brandon Jovanovich (Sergey), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

No muddle, just music: Pappano delivers an exceptional Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

By , 12 April 2018
****1
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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Mariusz Kwiecień (Marcello) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

No moonlight, no magic: Richard Jones directs a vanilla Bohème for the Royal Opera

By , 11 September 2017
***11
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Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
***11
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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
***11
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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
****1
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Patricia Racette (Minnie), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Johnson) and ensemble © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe

Santa Fe Opera Stages Puccini's Fanciulla del West

By , 02 August 2016
***11
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Robert Dean Smith (Lohengrin) © Wilfried Hösl (2010)
Munich

Lohengrin and Elsa build a house in Munich

By , 24 March 2016
***11
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Ain Anger (Pimen) and Bryn Terfel (Boris Godunov) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera: competent, but missing the mark

By , 14 March 2016
***11
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Lucio Gallo (Gianni Schicchi) and Susanna Hurrell (Lauretta) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Jaho and Larsson break hearts, Gallo and Hurrell mend them in The Royal Opera's Trittico

By , 25 February 2016
****1
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Luca Tittoto (Il Re di Scozia) and Anett Fritsch (Ginevra) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Ariodante convinces as village psychodrama

By , 17 January 2016
****1
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© Robert Workman
Cardiff

An evening of starvation and gluttony with Welsh National Opera's Hansel and Gretel

By , 21 February 2015
****1
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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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Christine Rice (Hänsel) and Aleksandra Kurzak (Gretel) © Cory Weaver | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Hansel and Gretel at The Met: Richard Jones' sinister fairy tale production

By , 18 December 2014
****1
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Tara Erraught (Hänsel) and Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Gretel) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A nightmare-inducing Hänsel und Gretel in Munich

By , 25 November 2014
****1
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Susan Bullock as Minnie © Robert Workman
London

Opera's Spaghetti Western: Puccini's Girl of the Golden West at ENO

By , 02 October 2014
****1
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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
***11
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Rebecca Evans (Rodelinda) © Clive Barda
London

A disappointing Rodelinda at the English National Opera

By , 28 February 2014
**111
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Sarah Coomes, Robert Brubaker, Sarah Joy Miller  ©  Stephanie Berger
New York City

Boob jobs and blowjobs at BAM: Anna Nicole, the opera

By , 17 September 2013
****1
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Susan Bullock and Toby Spence  ©  ROH / Clive Barda
London

Elizabethana I and II: Britten's Gloriana at Covent Garden

By , 20 June 2013
***11
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Jun-Sang Han (The Spirit of the Masque), Hannah Sofo (Concord, Tänzerin der Ballettschule des Hambu
Hamburg

New Britten production in Hamburg: Gloriana as a village pageant

By , 30 March 2013
****1
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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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Simon Butteriss, Georgia Jarman, Iain Paton  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Tales of Hoffmann at the ENO

By , 10 February 2012
***11
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Diana Damrau as Olympia, Rolando Villazon as Hoffmann  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A sobering Hoffmann

By , 12 November 2011
****1
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The Donati family cluster around Buoso's will   ©  The Royal Opera / Bill Cooper
London

Pappano's Trittico makes a storming season opener

By , 12 September 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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Günther Groissböck (Gurnemanz), Andreas Schager (Parsifal), Anja Kampe (Kundry) © Emilie Brouchon | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Le sang de nos fils : Richard Jones régénère Parsifal à Bastille

By , 13 May 2018
*****
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© Javier del Real
Madrid

La bohème en el Real, o las bambalinas del verismo

By , 14 December 2017
****1
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Anne Schwanewilms (Elsa) und Klaus Florian Vogt © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Lohengrin und der Hausbau

By , 02 July 2016
***11
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Hoffmann (R. Villazón), Nicklausse (A. Brower), Spalanzani (U. Reß) & Coppélius (hier: J. Relyea) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Künstler in Nöten – Hoffmanns Erzählungen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 28 March 2015
***11
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