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Anush Hovhannisyan (Violetta) © Jane Hobson (2017 for Scottish Opera)
Southampton

McVicar's Traviata is still darkly impressive

By , 23 November 2018
***11
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Claire Rutter (Amelia) and Vincenzo Costanzo (Riccardo) © Robert Workman
West Horsley

Country-house Ball: Verdi at Grange Park Opera

By , 09 June 2018
***11
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Roland Wood (Rigoletto) © Michael Cooper
Toronto

Crisper, tighter, more relevant: revival of Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at the COC

By , 20 January 2018
****1
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Act I: Joseph Calleja (Cavaradossi), Ekaterina Metlova (Tosca) © Robert Workman
West Horsley

Grange Park Opera's inaugural Tosca

By , 08 June 2017
***11
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Carolyn Sampson (Mélisande) and Andrei Bondarenko (Pelléas) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Marianne Cornetti © Suellen Fitzsimmons
London

At it hammer and tongs: Chelsea Opera Group's Il trovatore at Cadogan Hall

By , 28 February 2016
***11
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Justina Gringyte as Carmen © James Glossop
Glasgow

Justina Gringyte is a fabulous Carmen in Scottish Opera's Revival

By , 17 October 2015
***11
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Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

A second helping for Carsen’s delicious Falstaff at the Royal Opera

By , 06 July 2015
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Claire Rutter (Leonora) and Roland Wood (di Luna) © KK Dundas
Glasgow

Scottish Opera ends its season in great voice with Il trovatore

By , 17 May 2015
****1
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ji-Min Park and Hye-Youn Lee in La Traviata © Richard H Smith
Leeds

La Traviata at the Grand Theatre, Leeds

By , 20 September 2014
****1
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Katja Tähjä
London

Salonen conducts a compelling “Symphony of a Thousand”

By , 29 June 2014
****1
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Chorus in Act I © Tristram Kenton
London

Two wins out of three: Julian Anderson's Thebans at ENO

By , 03 May 2014
***11
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Elena Manistina as Ulrica and Dimitri Pittas as Riccardo © Michael Cooper
Toronto

Pieczonka floods Canadian Opera Company's A Masked Ball with love and forgiveness

By , 05 February 2014
***11
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©  De Nederlandse Opera, Clärchen & Matthias Baus
London

Simon McBurney's ingenious Magic Flute for English National Opera

By , 07 November 2013
***11
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Philharmonia Orchestra  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
London

The Philharmonia's season opens with Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 26 September 2013
****1
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©  Bavarian State Opera / Wilfried Hösl
London

ENO's new season opens with Bieito's contradictory Fidelio

By , 25 September 2013
*1111
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Scottish Opera, Werther  ©  James Glossop
Glasgow

Splendid singing in Scottish Opera's quirky production of Werther

By , 17 February 2013
****1
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ENO: The Pilgrim's Progress. Christopher Speight (Judas), Graeme Lauren (Worldly Glory) and Michael  ©  Mike Hoban
London

The Pilgrim's Progress to the London Coliseum

By , 05 November 2012
***11
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Shawn Mathley and Elena Xanthoudakis  ©  Alastair Muir
London

The last revival: The Magic Flute at London Coliseum

By , 13 September 2012
****1
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Devon Guthrie as Susanna and Iain Paterson as Figaro  ©  Sarah Lee
London

A feminist Figaro

By , 05 October 2011
****1
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Bruno Caproni as Simon Boccanegra,  ©  Mike Hoban
London

Simon Boccanegra at English National Opera

By , 08 June 2011
***11
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Roland Wood, Anita Bader in Intermezzo Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Intermezzo: Strauss's Family Joke.

By , 26 March 2011
****1
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Robert Workman, ENO
London

La Bohème: near-perfection at the English National Opera

By , 18 October 2010
*****
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