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Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino) © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, McBurney's Die Zauberflöte continues to delight

By , 12 September 2018
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Trial by water: Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino), Mari Eriksmoen (Pamina) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Putting the magic back into Zauberflöte: Simon McBurney at Aix

By , 06 July 2018
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Lucy Crowe (Countess Almaviva) © Alastair Muir
London

Lust and labyrinths: The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

By , 29 March 2018
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Sergey Romanovsky (Rodolfo) and Eleanora Buratto (Mimì) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera revives a musically gorgeous La bohème

By , 01 December 2017
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Aleksandar Marković © Vladimir Miloradovic
Amsterdam

Wrong rep sinks opera evening at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 July 2017
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Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) and Clive Bayley (Dansker) © Javier del Real | Teatro del Real
Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
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Peter Hoare (Dancing Master), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Manon) and Alain Coulombe (Geronte de Revoir) © Bernd Uhlig
Amsterdam

Andrea Breth's Manon Lescaut abandoned in a chilly Louisiana desert at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 October 2016
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Hendrickje van Kerckhove (The Sandman) © Marco Borggreve | Dutch National Opera
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera's Hänsel und Gretel from the favela both delights and disturbs

By , 03 December 2015
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Eva-Maria Westbroek © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera toasts its 50th birthday

By , 06 November 2015
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Amsterdam

Little but not so solemn: the Flemish Radio Choir sings Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle

By , 28 May 2015
***11
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Íride Martínez (Königin der Nacht) and Chen Reiss (Pamina) © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Polished stagecraft still wields its magic in Dutch National Opera’s Zauberflöte

By , 04 March 2015
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Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello) and Joyce El-Khoury (Musetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Timeless Bohemian life in Amsterdam in new Benedict Andrews production

By , 04 December 2014
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Thomas Oliemans (Count Almaviva), Markus Schwartz (Figaro) and Sofie Asplund (Susanna) © Mats Bäcker
Gothenburg

That's the way opera should be - The Marriage of Figaro premières in Gothenburg

By , 13 September 2014
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Thomas Oliemans (Robbert) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Martijn Padding's new opera Laika launched at the Holland Festival

By , 03 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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Adrian Eröd (Sixtus Beckmesser)  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

A hugely entertaining Meistersinger from The Netherlands Opera

By , 04 June 2013
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Fabio Maria Capitanucci as Marcello  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper
London

Bychkov conducts Calleja and Giannattasio in an immaculate Bohème

By , 30 April 2012
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John Daszak, Hillary Summers y Germán Olvera © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Capitán de los monstruos de piedra: Bomarzo de Ginastera seduce al Teatro Real

By , 28 April 2017
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Thomas Oliemans als Hamlet © Mats Bäcker | Göteborgs Operan
Gothenburg

Zwischen Wahnsinn und Realität: Hamlet an der Göteborger Oper

By , 15 April 2016
***11
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