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Lauren Michelle (Natasha) and Jonathan McGovern (Prince Andrei) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Ferocious intensity: David Pountney's new War and Peace at Welsh National Opera

By , 15 September 2018
*****
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Maria Bajankina (Nastasya) © Teatro di San Carlo | Luciano Romano
Naples

The Enchantress charms in Naples: Tchaikovsky's opera finally premiered in Italy

By , 17 February 2017
***11
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Eric Owens (Wotan) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Perplexing staging not enough to derail a gloriously sung Rheingold at Lyric Opera

By , 01 October 2016
***11
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Andrew Bidlack (Private John Ball) and Marcus Farnsworth (Lieutenant Jenkins) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

From the Somme's trenches: Iain Bell's In Parenthesis opens at Welsh National Opera

By , 13 May 2016
****1
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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
****1
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Heather Shipp (Amneris) and Peter Auty (Radamès) © Robert Workman
London

Fright at the Museum: Slater’s Aida flops at Holland Park

By , 24 June 2015
**111
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Johan Reuter (Saul) © Signe Roderik
Copenhagen

The king is not well: Carl Nielsen’s Saul og David in Copenhagen

By , 17 April 2015
**111
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Kate Valentine (Mařenka) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's sunny and life-affirming Bartered Bride

By , 29 October 2014
****1
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Claire Booth (Vixen) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

The Cunning Little Vixen in all its rustic glory at Garsington

By , 25 June 2014
****1
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Anna Harvey (Ariodante) and Rosalind Coad (Ginevra) © john.reading.co.uk
London

Tearing up the tulips: Ariodante at the Royal Academy of Music

By , 20 March 2014
***11
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Darren Jeffery as Maometto II  ©  Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Maometto Secondo triumphantly captures Garsington

By , 10 June 2013
*****
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