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Mariusz Kwiecień (Don Giovanni) and Hrachuhí Bassénz (Donna Elvira) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Hell is oneself: Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera in heavenly form

By , 29 June 2018
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Florian Schuele and Ekaterina Scherbachenko (Vitellia) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Beautiful but infuriating: the Currentzis-Sellar Clemenza in Amsterdam

By , 07 May 2018
***11
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Johan Reuter (Šiškov) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 07 March 2018
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Lucy Crowe (Vixen) and Gerald Finley (Forester) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Blurred lines: Peter Sellars' half-baked semi-staging mars a fine performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 12 October 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski and Paul Gay © Allex Max
London

Complex Oedipus: Enescu’s ambitious only opera opens the LPO season

By , 23 September 2017
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Anna Lucia Richter (Servilia), Stéphanie d’Oustrac (sesto) and Karina Gauvin (Vitellia) © Lukasz Rajchert
Wrocław

La Currentzis di Tito: a Mozartian mishap in Wrocław

By , 17 September 2017
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Oedipe at the Enescu Festival © Andrei Gîndac
Bucharest

A blazing Oedipe kicks off Bucharest’s Enescu Festival

By , 02 September 2017
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Christopher Maltman (Wozzeck) and Sir Willard White (The Doctor) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Ugly and brilliant: Wozzeck at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 March 2017
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James Morris (Dr. Schön), Brenda Rae (Lulu) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Dramatic intensity, risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

By , 09 November 2016
***11
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Laurel Jenkins and Sir Willard White © Camilla Greenwell
London

Magnificent climax to the Philharmonia Stravinsky series

By , 29 September 2016
****1
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Sir Willard White (Vodník) and Anne-Sophie Duprels (Rusalka) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Traditional Rusalka a visual feast for Scottish Opera

By , 09 April 2016
****1
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Camilla Tilling © Craig T. Mathew | Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

Definitive Pelléas and Mélisande at the LA Phil

By , 19 February 2016
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Ekaterina Scherbachenko (Iolanta) © Pascal Victor
Aix-en-Provence

Undervalued works by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky make ideal musical bedfellows in Aix

By , 05 July 2015
****1
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Sir Willard White © Intermusica
Cleveland

Charles Dutoit leads a memorable Damnation of Faust in Cleveland

By , 07 May 2015
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Kurt Streit (Jimmy McIntyre) and Christine Rice (Jenny Smith) © Clive Barda | ROH
London

A heaven of hell, a hell of heaven: Brecht and Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

By , 10 March 2015
****1
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Sir Willard White © Intermusica
London

Far more than a fairy tale: Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 27 January 2015
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Michael Spyres (Cellini) and Paula Murrihy (Ascanio) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Terry Gilliam strikes gold for ENO with a riotous Benvenuto Cellini

By , 05 June 2014
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Angela Denoke (Alceste) © Javier del Real
Madrid

Warlikowski's descent to the roots of tragedy: Alceste in Madrid

By , 02 March 2014
***11
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Alina Pogostkina  ©  Felix Broede
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh play Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

By , 31 August 2012
****1
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Alastair Muir
London

A Midsummer Night's Dream at English National Opera

By , 19 May 2011
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London

A new slant on "A Midsummer night's Dream"

By , 19 May 2011
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Nina Stemme as Leonore, Kurt Rydl as Rocco, Elizabeth Watts as Marzelline,  ©  The Royal Opera / Catherine Ashmore, March 2011
London

Fidelio at the Royal Opera

By , 29 March 2011
***11
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Magdelena Kožená as Mélisande/The Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Pelléas et Mélisande: an opera that demands the audience enter in

By , 17 December 2010
***11
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© Elisa Haberer | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Chéreau vit encore : l'Opéra Bastille consacre De la maison des morts

By , 18 November 2017
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La clemenza di Tito konzertant im Konzerthaus Dortmund © Camilo Brau
Dortmund

Tito, Teodor und Tricksereien: Vom Ausreizen der Milde

By , 09 September 2017
***11
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Golda Schultz (Vitellia), Marianne Crebassa (sesto) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Der Tod des milden Titus: Mozarts Geist kehrt zurück nach Salzburg

By , 27 July 2017
****1
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A. Eichenholz (Lulu), J. Larmore (Comtesse Geschwitz), Sir W. White (Schigolch), T. Piffka (Alwa) © Yasuko Kageyama
Rome

Lulu ou l’instabilité du désir : William Kentridge bouleverse l’Opéra de Rome

By , 19 May 2017
****1
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Kristina Mkhitaryan (Sole) & Mary Feminear (Amore) © GTG / Magali Dougados
Geneva

Genève s'offre un Cavalli rare et savoureux !

By , 28 January 2017
****1
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© GTG / Magali Dougados
Geneva

Peter Sellars couronne une Reine indienne à Genève !

By , 04 September 2016
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Peter Sellars © Antandrus - Wikimedia commons
Aix-en-Provence

Mythe des origines, récritures et palimpsestes : l’époustouflant Oedipus Rex de Peter Sellars

By , 15 July 2016
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Perséphone, mise en scène de Peter Sellars © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Lyon

Solaire Iolanta, radieuse Perséphone à l'Opéra de Lyon

By , 11 May 2016
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