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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Lessons in Love and Violence: icy beauty and dramatic tension

By , 10 May 2018
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Rachael Lloyd (Alisa) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

A devastating revival of Katie Mitchell's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 30 October 2017
****1
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Ilya Kutyukhin (Guglielmo), Bogdan Volkov (Ferrando) and José Fardilha (Don Alfonso) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

Getting to the heart of Don Alfonso: Così fan tutte revived for Glyndebourne Tour

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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Peter Hoare (Laca) and Natalya Romaniw (Jenůfa) © Robert Workman
West Horsley

Natalya Romaniw leads an emotionally gripping Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Mark Stone (Wozzeck) © GTG | Carole Parodi
Geneva

Wozzeck in Geneva: grit and light

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Timothy Robinson (Camillo) and Iain Paterson (Leontes) © Johan Persson
London

“A sad tale’s best for winter”: Wigglesworth's Shakespeare full of eloquent clarity at the Coliseum

By , 27 February 2017
****1
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Barbara Hannigan as Agnès, Iestyn Davies as the Boy © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

A grisly love triangle: Written on Skin returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 January 2017
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Jochen Kupfer (Beckmesser) and Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) © Tristam Kenton
Glyndebourne

Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2016
****1
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Lucia) and Rachael Lloyd (Alisa) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Returning to the crime scene: fresh blood improves Royal Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 11 May 2016
****1
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Diana Damrau (Lucia) and Charles Castronovo (Edgardo) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Flawed and floored: Katie Mitchell delivers a powerful Lucia at Covent Garden

By , 07 April 2016
***11
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Brandon Jovanovich (Walther) and Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Eva) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Die Meistersinger: A rewarding operatic marathon in San Francisco

By , 18 November 2015
*****
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Chicago

A Wozzeck of few concessions at the Lyric

By , 01 November 2015
***11
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Clive Bayley as Osmin © Clive Barda
Glyndebourne

Sometimes “straight” just works: McVicar's Entführung starts its Glyndeboune tour

By , 11 October 2015
****1
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Barbara Hannigan (Agnès) and Christopher Purves (The Protector) © Richard Termine
New York City

Written on Skin at Mostly Mozart Festival: a primeval experience

By , 11 August 2015
*****
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Franck Saurel (Pasha Selim) and Sally Matthews (Konstanze) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

McVicar’s stylish Entführung emerges as a strong moral tale at Glyndebourne

By , 13 June 2015
****1
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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel) und Stéphane Degout (King) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Amsterdam

Lessons in Love and Violence: George Benjamins neue Oper über Angst und Entsetzen im politischen Alltag

By , 25 June 2018
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Sarah Connolly (Ariodante) und Chen Reiss (Ginevra) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Ariodante: die Wiener Staatsoper auf der Pirsch mit Händel

By , 24 February 2018
***11
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