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London

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

By , 07 March 2018
***11
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Berlin

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

By , 12 October 2017
***11
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London

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

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Wrocław

La Currentzis di Tito: a Mozartian mishap in Wrocław

By , 17 September 2017
**111
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Bucharest

A blazing Oedipe kicks off Bucharest’s Enescu Festival

By , 02 September 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Ugly and brilliant: Wozzeck at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 March 2017
*****
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London

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

By , 09 November 2016
***11
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London

Magnificent climax to the Philharmonia Stravinsky series

By , 29 September 2016
****1
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Glasgow

Traditional Rusalka a visual feast for Scottish Opera

By , 09 April 2016
****1
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Los Angeles

Definitive Pelléas and Mélisande at the LA Phil

By , 19 February 2016
*****
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Aix-en-Provence

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

By , 05 July 2015
****1
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Cleveland

Charles Dutoit leads a memorable Damnation of Faust in Cleveland

By , 07 May 2015
*****
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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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London

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

By , 27 January 2015
****1
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London

Terry Gilliam strikes gold for ENO with a riotous Benvenuto Cellini

By , 05 June 2014
*****
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Madrid

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

By , 02 March 2014
***11
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Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh play Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

By , 31 August 2012
****1
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London

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

By , 19 May 2011
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London

A Midsummer Night's Dream at English National Opera

By , 19 May 2011
*****
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London

Fidelio at the Royal Opera

By , 29 March 2011
***11
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New York City

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

By , 17 December 2010
***11
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Paris

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

By , 18 November 2017
*****
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Dortmund

Tito, Teodor und Tricksereien: Vom Ausreizen der Milde

By , 09 September 2017
***11
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Salzburg

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

By , 27 July 2017
****1
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Rome

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

By , 19 May 2017
****1
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Geneva

Genève s'offre un Cavalli rare et savoureux !

By , 28 January 2017
****1
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Geneva

Peter Sellars couronne une Reine indienne à Genève !

By , 04 September 2016
*****
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Aix-en-Provence

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

By , 15 July 2016
*****
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Lyon

Solaire Iolanta, radieuse Perséphone à l'Opéra de Lyon

By , 11 May 2016
*****
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