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Saimir Pirgu (The Duke of Mantua) and Nino Surguladze (Maddalena) © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

A solid, dramatic staging for Rigoletto in Naples

By , 14 July 2018
****1
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Svetlana Aksenova (Cio-Cio-San) © Toni Suter | T+T Fotografie
Zürich

Simplicity the key to Ted Huffman's new Madama Butterfly in Zurich

By , 10 December 2017
****1
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Ambrogio Maestri (Simon Boccanegra) © Luciano Romano
Naples

An Old School staging for Simon Boccanegra in Naples

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Luca Salsi (Rigoletto) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 May 2017
***11
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Maria Grazia Schiavo (Lucia) and Saimir Pirgu (Edgardo) © Teatro di San Carlo | Luciano Romano
Naples

An emotional Lucia di Lammermooor in Naples

By , 22 March 2017
*****
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Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Sicilian inspiration: Szymanowski's King Roger arrives in Sydney

By , 20 January 2017
****1
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Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Riccardo Muti conducts a rewarding Falstaff in Chicago

By , 26 April 2016
****1
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Ekaterina Siurina (Gilda) and Giovanni Meoni (Rigoletto) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Rewards, disappointments, but saved by the music: Rigoletto at Vienna State Opera

By , 17 June 2015
***11
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Mariusz Kwiecień (Roger) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Exploring the inner levels of the mind: Szymanowski's Król Roger at the Royal Opera

By , 01 May 2015
****1
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Simon Keenlyside (Rigoletto) © Catherine Ashmore
London

A Royal Opera Rigoletto desperately in need of a shot of espresso

By , 12 September 2014
**111
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I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) and Nicole Cabell (Giulietta)  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in San Francisco

By , 03 October 2012
**111
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Irina Lungu and Claire Egan (right)  ©  Ruth Walz
Vienna

Wiener Festwochen's new Traviata: The wood and the trees

By , 27 May 2012
***11
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Olga Mykytenko (Iolanta), Saimir Pirgu (Godefroy de Vaudémont), Ensemble & Arnold Schoenberg Chor, © Armin Bardel
Vienna

Iolanta and Francesca da Rimini strongly sung in Vienna

By , 29 January 2012
****1
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Sarah Coburn as Lucia and Michael Chioldi as Enrico  ©  Scott Suchman
Washington

Lucia in Washington: The House Always Wins

By , 10 November 2011
***11
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Vannina Santoni (Violetta) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, La Traviata fait éclore une magnifique Violetta

By , 28 November 2018
****1
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Tugan Sokhiev © Patrice Nin
Toulouse

Splendide Requiem à la Halle aux Grains

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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El Coro y la Orquesta Nacionales en el Festival de Granada © Jose Albornoz
Granada

Exaltación romántica en un réquiem: la OCNE en el Festival de Granada

By , 05 July 2017
****1
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David Afkham dirige la OCNE en el concierto de cierre de temporada © Jseús Robisco
Madrid

La OCNE se libera de sus "Locuras" con un Réquiem de Verdi memorable

By , 01 July 2017
****1
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Nathan Gunn (Don Giovanni) und Arnold Schoenberg Chor © Werner Kmetitsch | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

Keith Warners Don Giovanni im Theater an der Wien: Immer wieder gern

By , 14 December 2016
****1
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Serafin (Lady Macbeth) y Tézier (Macbeth) en una preciosa producción dominada por el blanco y negro © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona

Tanti auguri, Verdi! Macbeth en el Liceu de Barcelona

By , 10 October 2016
****1
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Sonya Yoncheva et Saimir Pirgu © Philippe Gromelle | Orange
Orange

Le mistral : invité indésirable au récital de Sonya Yoncheva et Saimir Pirgu aux Chorégies

By , 05 August 2016
***11
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Ksenia Dudnikova (Marguerite), Saimir Pirgu (Faust) © Damir Yusupov | Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow

Faust au Bolshoï, une Damnation plus expressive que moralisante

By , 22 July 2016
****1
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Tugan Sokhiev © Patrice Nin
Vienna

Et lux perpetua luceat eis...: Berlioz' Requiem im Wiener Musikverein

By , 23 May 2016
****1
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Ludovic Tézier (Rigoletto), Sergey Artamonov (Sparafucile) © Patrice Nin
Toulouse

Un Rigoletto traditionnel et tout en puissance

By , 20 November 2015
****1
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Florian Sempey © Pierre Virly (Petrus)
Paris

Une Messa di Gloria en demi-teinte au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

By , 15 October 2015
**111
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