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Miah Persson (Countess), Sam Furness (Flamand) in background © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

A gentle, sympathetic Capriccio at Garsington

By , 01 June 2018
***11
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Leah Crocetto (Elisabetta) and Russell Thomas (Don Carlo) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Musically resplendent Don Carlo in Washington

By , 03 March 2018
****1
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Rafael Rojas (Gustavo) and Adrienn Miksch (Amelia) © Clive Barda
Leeds

Murder on the dance floor: an underwhelming Ballo in maschera from Opera North

By , 03 February 2018
**111
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

Opera North's Madama Butterfly is much more than a tear-jerker with a social conscience

By , 19 January 2018
****1
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Les Troyens © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Massive set overshadows the Lyric Opera's Les Troyens

By , 13 November 2016
***11
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Amanda Majeski (Countess) © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe

Consummate good taste: Amanda Majeski stars in a superb Santa Fe Capriccio

By , 05 August 2016
*****
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Toby Spence (Idomeneo) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

A stern Father's Day treat: Mozart Idomeneo at Garsington

By , 19 June 2016
***11
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Lesley Garrett (Val) © Robert Workman
London

A refreshing operatic experience: Pleasure at the Lyric Hammersmith

By , 12 May 2016
****1
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Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) and Sophie Koch (Venus) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser revived at Covent Garden

By , 26 April 2016
***11
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William Dazeley (Don Alfonso), Helen Sherman, Gavan Ring, Máire Flavin and Nicholas Watts © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

An intelligent and welcome revival of Così fan tutte at Opera North

By , 03 February 2016
****1
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Heidi Stober (Sandrina) © Ken Howard
Santa Fe

Celestial Mozart despite the earthbound plot: La finta giardiniera at Santa Fe Opera

By , 25 July 2015
***11
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Eric Owens (Philip II) and Morris Robinson (The Grand Inquisitor) © Opera Philadelphia | Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

An air of decay: Don Carlo opens at Opera Philadelphia

By , 24 April 2015
****1
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Amber Wagner (Elisabeth) © Todd Rosenberg | Lyric Opera
Chicago

As light falls, Tannhäuser finds its tone in Chicago

By , 09 February 2015
****1
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Bryn Terfel (Dutchman) © Clive Barda | ROH
London

Drab Dutchman at Covent Garden only partially redeemed by singers

By , 05 February 2015
***11
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Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea) and James Laing (Nerone) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North blends the beautiful with the cynical in The Coronation of Poppea

By , 04 October 2014
***11
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Béla Perencz as Macbeth, Ladies of the Chorus of Opera North © Bill Cooper
Leeds

Opera North's Macbeth at Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 07 February 2014
****1
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Kathleen Kim and Matthew Rose  ©  Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera, 2013
New York City

The Met celebrates Britten with A Midsummer Night's Dream

By , 11 October 2013
****1
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Ronald Samm as Otello and David Kempster as Iago in Opera North’s production of Verdi’s Otello  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

New production of Verdi's Otello from Opera North

By , 16 January 2013
***11
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Opera North's production of Giulio Cesare, with James Laing (Tolomeo), Andrew Squires (Slave), and S ©  Trisram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's Giulio Cesare is a sparkling success

By , 14 January 2012
****1
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Egils Silins as Der Holländer  ©  The Royal Opera / Mike Hoban
London

Ghostly ships and demonic captains ahoy: Der Fliegende Holländer at Covent Garden

By , 18 October 2011
***11
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Anne Sophie Duprels as Cio-Cio-San  ©  Robert Workman
Leeds

Daniele Rustioni conducts Opera North's revival of Madama Butterfly

By , 24 September 2011
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Steven Harrison (Florestan) and Emma Bell (Leonore)  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's 'Fidelio'- A Focus on Freedom

By , 16 April 2011
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Johan Botha as Tannhäuser and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth  ©  2010 Royal Opera House / Clive Barda
London

Bychkov and Botha do Tannhäuser

By , 30 December 2010
****1
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