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Jaap van Zweden conducts Götterdämmerung © Ramond Ho
Hong Kong

Jaap van Zweden blazes trail for the Hong Kong Philharmonic with Götterdämmerung

By , 21 January 2018
****1
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Lester Lynch (Shylock) © Johan Persson
Cardiff

All that glitters: Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice staged by Welsh National Opera

By , 16 September 2016
***11
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Mati Turi (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
London

Full immersion, total immolation: Götterdämmerung crowns Opera North's magnificent Ring

By , 03 July 2016
*****
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Kelly Cae Hogan (Brünnhilde) and Robert Hayward (Wotan) © Clive Barda
London

Disobedient daughter, outraged wife: Wotan's woes mount in Opera North's Die Walküre

By , 29 June 2016
****1
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Michael Druiett (Wotan), Jo Pohlheim (Alberich) and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge) © Clive Barda
London

Dipping a toe into the Rhine: Wagner therapy from Opera North

By , 28 June 2016
****1
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Orchestra of Opera North © Tom Arber
Leeds

Creative spirits in Leeds: Orchestra of Opera North's Mahler 8

By , 04 June 2016
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Alwyn Mellor (Brünnhilde) © Clive Barda
Leeds

The finale of Opera North's Ring is brilliantly successful

By , 14 June 2014
*****
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Alban Gerhardt
Auckland

Alban Gerhardt steals the show in Haydn with the Auckland Philharmonia

By , 12 September 2013
***11
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Sir John Tomlinson  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 57: The Hallé's heavenly Parsifal

By , 25 August 2013
*****
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Adrian Eröd (Sixtus Beckmesser)  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

A hugely entertaining Meistersinger from The Netherlands Opera

By , 04 June 2013
*****
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The first violins of the Hallé
Manchester

A glowing Meistersinger in Manchester

By , 10 February 2013
*****
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Viva Voce  ©  Mark Rosser
Auckland

A solid Solomon by Viva Voce at Auckland Town Hall

By , 18 November 2012
***11
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Simon O'Neill as Siegmund, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde  ©  ROH / Clive Barda 2012
London

Connolly and Terfel stand out in a thought-provoking Walküre at Covent Garden

By , 18 October 2012
*****
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©  Joel Chester Fildes
Manchester

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder: Die Walküre

By , 16 July 2011
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©  Joel Chester Fildes
Manchester

Die Walküre in concert

By , 15 July 2011
*****
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