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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Victoria Simmonds

Georgia Jarman © Adam Janisch
Berlin

Written on Skin: A modern operatic classic makes Berlin debut

By , 12 November 2018
****1
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Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Songs of innocence and experience: Verdi's Falstaff at Garsington

By , 16 June 2018
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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
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Jonathan Lemalu (Nick Shadow) and Robert Murray (Tom Rakewell) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Devilishly good fun at OperaGlass Works' The Rake's Progress

By , 17 November 2017
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John Savournin (Leporello) and Ashley Riches (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
London

Don Giovanni all at sea at Opera Holland Park

By , 03 June 2017
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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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Victoria Simmonds (Angelina) and Nico Darmanin (Ramiro) © Robert Workman
London

Vocal pyrotechnics and Rossinian laughs: La Cenerentola at Opera Holland Park

By , 14 July 2016
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Narcissus © Caravaggio
London

Reflections on fallen men: Mark Padmore at Wigmore Hall

By , 12 May 2016
***11
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David Parry © Rayfield Allied
London

London Mozart Players present rare Mozart through modern eyes

By , 14 April 2016
***11
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Barbara Hannigan (Agnès) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
London

Signed off with an orchestral flourish: Written on Skin at the Barbican

By , 19 March 2016
*****
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Loge feigns fear as Alberich turns into a giant snake © Arthur Rackham
Saffron Walden

Delighting the mind's eye: Saffron Opera Group's Das Rheingold

By , 17 January 2016
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London

Sickly sweet: Ambroise Thomas' Mignon from New Sussex Opera

By , 24 November 2015
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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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George von Bergen (Steward) and Kitty Whately (Stewardess) © Robert Workman
London

Taking wing: Dove’s Flight a soaring success for Opera Holland Park

By , 10 June 2015
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Indra Thomas © Indra Thomas | Askonas Holt
Auckland

A moving Child Of Our Time concludes the Auckland Arts Festival

By , 21 March 2015
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Claire Booth (Vixen) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

The Cunning Little Vixen in all its rustic glory at Garsington

By , 25 June 2014
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Through his teeth © Stephen Cummiskey
London

Through His Teeth: A Faustian deal

By , 03 April 2014
****1
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Jacques Offenbach, by Félix Nadar
London

All I want for Christmas is Fantasio : Opera Rara score a hit

By , 15 December 2013
*****
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ROH 2012 / Stephen Cummiskey
London

New opera, ancient tales: George Benjamin's Written on skin at the Royal Opera

By , 08 March 2013
****1
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