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Samuel Sakker and Anush Hovhannisyan sing Sardanapolo © Elena Giorgi
Lerici

Liszt’s ‘lost’ opera bursts back to life

By , 27 August 2018
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Shane Lowrencev (Hans Sachs) © Bernard Hull
Adelaide

A Meistersinger Act 3 to celebrate a State Opera Wagner anniversary

By , 04 August 2018
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Kim Begley (Polonius) and Allan Clayton (Hamlet) © Tony Lewis
Adelaide

To sing or not to sing: Brett Dean's Hamlet in Adelaide

By , 02 March 2018
****1
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Fernando Carratala Coloma, Tamara Rojo and Joseph Caley in Song of the Earth © Laurent Liotardo
London

English National Ballet's latest double bill is an unusual pairing

By , 09 January 2018
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Michael Volle (Montfort) and Bryan Hymel (Henri) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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Ekaterina Bakanova (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
***11
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John Adams takes a bow after conducting his opera, ‘Dr Atomic’ © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Death, destroyer of worlds: John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic at the Barbican

By , 25 April 2017
*****
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Sir Bryn Terfel (Hans Sachs) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
***11
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Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs) and Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
****1
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Martin Winkler (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

By , 20 October 2016
*****
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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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Plácido Domingo as Nabucco © ROH / Catherine Ashmore
London

Clear singing, obscure production: Domingo and Monastyrska in Nabucco

By , 06 June 2016
***11
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Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) and Sophie Koch (Venus) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser revived at Covent Garden

By , 26 April 2016
***11
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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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Luca Salsi (Germont) and Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

A Traviata to blow away the cobwebs at The Royal Opera

By , 16 January 2016
****1
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Samuel Sakker (First Officer) and Yuriy Yurchuk (Second Officer) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Cabin pressure rising: Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse at the Linbury

By , 22 October 2015
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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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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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Anna Siminska (Queen of the Night) © Mark Douet | ROH
London

Strongly cast revival of McVicar’s Enlightenment production of Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 23 February 2015
****1
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