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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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Jennifer France (The Controller) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Dove’s Flight: Witty and poignant tale of airport life at Scottish Opera

By , 24 February 2018
****1
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Jeanine De Bique (Musetta) © Sally Jubb
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s detailed La bohème bursts with joie de vivre

By , 20 May 2017
****1
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Carolyn Sampson (Mélisande) and Andrei Bondarenko (Pelléas) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Music director Stuart Stratford conducting the Orchestra of Scottish Opera © Scottish Opera
Glasgow

Curiosity and ambivalence in Scottish Opera's L'amico Fritz

By , 23 October 2016
**111
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Iris) and Noah Stewart (Osaka) © Robert Workman
London

A grim fate for sopranos: Mascagni's Iris at Holland Park

By , 07 June 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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Gavan Ring, Eric Roberts, Katie Bray, Nicholas Watts © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's supremely theatrical Barber of Seville

By , 07 October 2015
*****
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Ben Johnson (Carlo) and Kate Ladner (Giovanna) © Jonathan Keenan
Buxton

Dark and heavenly visions: Giovanna d'Arco at Buxton Opera Festival

By , 11 July 2015
****1
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Stephen Gadd (Michele) © Robert Workman
London

All of life is there: Il trittico opens Opera Holland Park's new season in style

By , 02 June 2015
****1
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Kathryn Harries (Kostelnička), Lee Bisset (Jenůfa) and Peter Wedd (Laca) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Jenůfa: powerful and haunting

By , 07 April 2015
****1
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Michael Chance (Orfeo) © Robert Workman
Buxton

Love reigns in Buxton's Orfeo ed Euridice, but at what cost?

By , 13 July 2014
***11
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Jeff Gwaltney (Dick Johnson) and Susannah Glanville (Minnie) © Fritz Curzon
London

A heart of gold in the West: Opera Holland Park hits Vegas for Puccini's La fanciulla

By , 03 June 2014
***11
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Edinburgh

Young singers on show in Edinburgh sing arias inspired by Sir Walter Scott

By , 07 February 2014
****1
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Satyagraha, co-produced by ENO and the Metropolitan Opera, New York  ©  Alistair Muir
London

ENO and Improbable's Satyagraha an astonishing spectacle

By , 20 November 2013
****1
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Daniel Abelson as Puck with James Laing as Oberon (behind),  ©  Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's glittering Midsummer Night's Dream at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 28 September 2013
****1
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Julia Sporsen and Peter Auty in Pagliacci,  ©  Alex Brenner
London

A game of two halves: Cav and Pag at Opera Holland Park

By , 07 June 2013
***11
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Robert Anthony Gardiner as Siébel and Marcin Bronikowski as Valentin with the Chorus of Opera North © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's Faust at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 19 October 2012
***11
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Opera Holland Park 2012  ©  Alex Brenner
London

Elvira Fatykhova shines in a windswept Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 07 June 2012
***11
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Fritz and Suzel  ©  Fritz Curzon
London

Just for once, the course of true love runs smooth

By , 23 June 2011
**111
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Photo of Gweneth-Ann Jeffers in Skopje courtesy of Robert Gilder & Co.
London

Verdi's La Forza del Destino at Opera Holland Park

By , 29 July 2010
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