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Giselle Allen (Tosca) and Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

A lovely, lurid Tosca from Opera North

By , 16 September 2018
****1
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Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Paisley

Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

By , 26 July 2018
***11
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Jennifer Holloway Salome and Oliver Johnston (Narraboth) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

By , 19 April 2018
****1
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Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung © Simon Jay Price
London

A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2018
***11
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Rinat Shaham (Judith) © Tracey Whitefoot
Manchester

A sinister Bluebeard's Castle from the NYOGB

By , 05 January 2018
*****
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Alan Oke (Skuratov) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

An arresting From the House of the Dead at Welsh National Opera

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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Robert Hayward (Khovansky) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Stark and spellbinding: Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina leads WNO's Russian season

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Karen Cargill (Judith) © Mihaela Bodlovic
Glasgow

What’s behind Bluebeard’s 8th door? Chilling double bill from Scottish Opera

By , 01 April 2017
***11
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Kelly Cae Hogan (Brünnhilde) and Robert Hayward (Wotan) © Clive Barda
London

Disobedient daughter, outraged wife: Wotan's woes mount in Opera North's Die Walküre

By , 29 June 2016
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Rafael Rojas (Andrea Chénier) and Annemarie Kremer (Maddelena) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's Andrea Chénier full of modern relevance

By , 19 January 2016
****1
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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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Robert Hayward (Moses) © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

Moses und Aron at the Komische Oper in Berlin commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz

By , 28 April 2015
*****
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Robert Hayward (Bluebeard) © Craig Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Rare Dido and Bluebeard double bill an odd dichotomy

By , 25 October 2014
**111
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Robert Hayward (Roderick Usher) and Anna Gorbachyova (Madeline Usher) © Stephen Cummiskey
Cardiff

Usher House double bill fails to stand up

By , 13 June 2014
**111
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Rafael Rojas as Dick Johnson and Alwyn Mellor as Minnie © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North brings new life to Puccini's western

By , 21 January 2014
****1
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Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts as Peter Grimes  ©  Bill Cooper
Leeds

Opera North's triumphant Peter Grimes returns to Leeds

By , 14 September 2013
*****
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Oper Frankfurt, Dido and Aeneas  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard's Castle

By , 24 August 2013
*****
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Asmik Grigorian, Robert Hayward  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Mazeppa: A thrilling night at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 02 July 2013
****1
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LPO with Vladimir Jurowski in the Royal Festival Hall  ©  Richard Cannon
London

From Beethoven to Beethoven: Jurowski and the LPO play Beethoven, Schoenberg and Nono

By , 28 November 2012
****1
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Claire Wild as Alyeya,  ©  2011 Alastair Muir, Opera North
Leeds

Opera North search for 'the spark of God' in Janáček's From the House of the Dead

By , 05 May 2011
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