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Virginie Verrez (Erika), Emma Bell (Vanessa) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

Barber's Vanessa at Glyndebourne: repression in a cold climate

By , 05 August 2018
****1
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Wallis Giunta (Dinah) with Nicholas Butterfield, Fflur Wyn and Joseph Shovelton (The Trio) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

Destiny and South Sea escapes: Osud and Trouble in Tahiti from Opera North

By , 11 October 2017
***11
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Giselle Allen as Santuzza © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North presents stark contrasts with Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Kát'a Kabanová) © Bernd Uhlig (2014)
Berlin

Cold discomfort: Andrea Breth's uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová at the Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2017
****1
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Michael Brandenburg (Anatol) and Claire Rutter (Vanessa) © Clive Barda
Wexford

Utterly gripping performance of Barber's Vanessa at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 27 October 2016
****1
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Peter Wedd (Herman) © Robert Workman
London

Gambling and Gothic: The Queen of Spades at Opera Holland Park

By , 02 August 2016
***11
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Anna Gabler (Chrysothemis) and Susan Bullock (Elektra) © Patrik Borecký
Prague

Keith Warner’s Elektra in Prague has neither myth nor menace

By , 10 June 2016
**111
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Gieorgij Puchalski (John) and Agneta Eichenholz (Ellen) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Forceful Peter Grimes a must-see at Theater an der Wien

By , 14 December 2015
****1
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Stephen Gadd (Michele) © Robert Workman
London

All of life is there: Il trittico opens Opera Holland Park's new season in style

By , 02 June 2015
****1
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Silins and Denoke  ©  ROH / Clive Barda
London

Wilde Headonism: Strauss’s Salome at the Royal Opera House

By , 31 May 2012
****1
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