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Alix Le Saux (Cendrillon) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Overwrought and over-thought: Fiona Shaw directs Cendrillon for the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 13 October 2018
***11
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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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Elizabeth Atherton (Donna Elvira) and John Savournin (Leporello) © Bill Cooper
Leeds

Funny blends with sinister: witty Don Giovanni revival at Opera North

By , 21 February 2018
****1
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David Butt Philip (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

“Or not to be”: dislocated Shakespeare as Brett Dean’s Hamlet is revived for Glyndebourne’s tour

By , 21 October 2017
***11
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Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Tears before bedtime: El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Glyndebourne Traviata

By , 01 August 2017
****1
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Kristina Mkhitaryan (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

A strong Violetta carries an uninspired Traviata revival at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2017
****1
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Adrian Thompson (Hermit) and Stephanie Corley (Simplicius) © Max Lacome
London

Simply brilliant: Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus at Sadler’s Wells

By , 11 November 2016
*****
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Fflur Wyn (Sophie) and Helen Sherman (Octavian) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Visually sumptuous, musically variable: Strauss' Rosenkavalier revived in Leeds

By , 17 September 2016
***11
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Matthew Rose (Bottom) and Kathleen Kim (Tytania) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
*****
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
London

The OAE celebrates in style with Weber’s Der Freischütz

By , 07 June 2016
****1
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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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William Dazeley as the Old Gondolier, Paul Nilon as Aschenbach © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Death in Venice at Garsington

By , 21 June 2015
****1
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Samara Downs (Fortuna) and Iain Mackay (Third Seminarian) © Bill Cooper
London

Wheel of Fortune: Carmina burana a safe bet for Birmingham Royal Ballet

By , 19 March 2015
***11
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Anush Hovhannisyan © Vigen Mnoyan
London

To Paradise and back: a thrilling Le Roi de Lahore from Chelsea Opera Group

By , 01 March 2015
****1
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Robert Hayward (Roderick Usher) and Anna Gorbachyova (Madeline Usher) © Stephen Cummiskey
Cardiff

Usher House double bill fails to stand up

By , 13 June 2014
**111
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Susan Bickley as the Witch  ©  Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

An enchanting Hänsel und Gretel at Garsington Opera

By , 23 June 2013
****1
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William Dazeley as Don Giovanni  ©  Robert Workman
Leeds

Don Giovanni successfully launches Opera North's new season

By , 28 September 2012
*****
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The wedding of Fox and Vixen  ©  Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne

By , 27 May 2012
***11
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Newcastle upon Tyne

Opera North's dazzling Queen of Spades is full of Russian passion

By , 11 November 2011
****1
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Allan Clayton as Rosillon and Amy Freston as Valencienne, credit: Alastair Muir, front page photo al
Leeds

Opera North's new Merry Widow: an antidote to winter blues

By , 19 December 2010
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