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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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Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Natalya Romaniw thrills in Scottish Opera’s epic Eugene Onegin

By , 03 May 2018
****1
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Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byran Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
****1
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Ben McAteer (Figaro) and Anna Devin (Susanna) © Bill Cooper
Glasgow

Borderline sumptuous: Scottish Opera revives The Marriage of Figaro

By , 12 October 2016
****1
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Scene from Eugene Onegin © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Bright singing, grim staging: the JPYA Summer Performance at Covent Garden

By , 17 July 2016
***11
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Hubert Francis (Laïos), Nicolas Courjal (Theban High Priest) and Sarah Connolly (Jocaste) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Visually spectacular, musically even more so: Enescu's Oedipe at the Royal Opera

By , 23 May 2016
*****
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Thomas Adès © Mausiko Suzuki
London

Thomas Adès, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the LSO ravish the Barbican with an outstanding programme of Adès and Brahms

By , 09 March 2016
*****
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Chris Addison (Smith) and Kate Lindsey (Lazuli) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

L'Étoile proves a disappointingly flat foray into opéra-bouffe for the Royal Opera

By , 01 February 2016
**111
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Bryan Hymel as Don José, Elena Maximova as Carmen
London

A workmanlike Carmen at the Royal Opera

By , 19 October 2015
***11
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Jane Archibald (Zerbinetta) and Karita Mattila (Prima donna) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Karita Mattila a peerless Ariadne at the Royal Opera

By , 10 October 2015
***11
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Excerpt from Adriana Lecouvreur © Clive Barda
London

Betrothal and Betrayal in JPYA's end of term performance at the Royal Opera

By , 18 July 2015
***11
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Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell) © Clive Barda | ROH
London

Hitting the rocks: Damiano Michieletto's Guillaume Tell at Covent Garden

By , 29 June 2015
***11
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Marina Rebeka (Violetta) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Marina Rebeka: a Violetta in robust health in Covent Garden's Traviata

By , 18 May 2015
***11
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Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Clattering cherry blossom: solid revival of Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 20 March 2015
***11
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Lauren Fagan (Giulia) © Mark Douet
London

Jette Parker Young Artists step up to deliver a vivacious Rossini Silken Ladder

By , 23 October 2014
****1
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