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Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) and Christiane Karg (Susanna) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met's revival of Figaro as relevant today as ever

By , 09 December 2017
****1
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Vittorio Grigòlo (Werther) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Vittorio Grigòlo energizes an uneven Met staging of Werther

By , 20 February 2017
***11
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Anna Netrebko (Manon) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Anna Netrebko overcomes flawed production of Manon Lescaut at the Met

By , 14 November 2016
****1
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Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) © Ken Howard | The Metropolitan Opera
New York City

It’s in the wind: Sir Richard Eyre’s Le nozze di Figaro returns to The Met

By , 25 February 2016
***11
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Kristine Opolais (Manon) and Roberto Alagna (Des Grieux) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Work in progress: Met’s Manon Lescaut starring Opolais and Alagna

By , 12 February 2016
***11
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Danielle de Niese (Susanna) and Mariusz Kwiecień (Count Almaviva) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A terrific early revival of the Metropolitan Opera's new Figaro

By , 08 December 2014
****1
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Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Don José) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Fire and ice: Rachvelishvili and Antonenko lead a successful Carmen revival at The Met

By , 30 September 2014
***11
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Figaro) and Isabel Leonard (Cherubino) © Ken Howard
New York City

Farcical elements to the fore in Eyre’s witty new Figaro as Met Opera season opens

By , 22 September 2014
****1
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