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Štěpánka Pučálková (Charlotte) and Peter Berger (Werther) © Patrik Borecký
Prague

A dark update for Werther in Prague

By , 07 June 2018
****1
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Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

By , 04 February 2018
***11
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Gerhard Siegel (Mime) and Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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Vitalij Kowaljow (Wotan) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Valkyries scramble over theatre seats as Semperoper Dresden's Ring advances

By , 30 January 2018
***11
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Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

By , 29 January 2018
***11
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Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Sesto) and Ramón Vargas (Tito) © Sébastien Mathé | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Stéphanie d'Oustrac shines as Sesto in Willy Decker's Paris Clemenza

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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Sara Mingardo (Penelope) © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

Sara Mingardo leads a strong cast in Monteverdi's Ulisse in Hamburg

By , 04 November 2017
****1
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Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

A stunning Götterdämmerung in Dresden

By , 01 November 2017
****1
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Peter Mattei (Onegin) and Anna Netrebko (Tatyana) © Guergana Damianova | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Netrebko in majestic form as Tatyana in Paris Onegin

By , 16 May 2017
***11
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Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A superb portrayal: Sonya Yoncheva shines in a brilliant Traviata at the Met

By , 01 March 2017
*****
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Piotr Beczała (Werther) © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Piotr Beczała leads a comprehensively excellent Werther in Barcelona

By , 28 January 2017
*****
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Adrian Eröd (Frank) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The Dead City lacks excitement in Vienna

By , 15 January 2017
***11
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Kari Postma (Káťa) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Mommie dearest: Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová in Oslo

By , 05 September 2015
*****
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Stephen Costello (Alfredo) and Marina Rebeka (Violetta) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Willy Decker's emotion-packed La traviata returns in triumph to The Met

By , 16 December 2014
*****
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Leigh Melrose (Elderly fop) and John Daszak (Gustav von Aschenbach) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

The universalization of Britten: Death in Venice in Madrid

By , 04 December 2014
****1
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Layla Claire (The Governess) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Best of Britten: Resident evil in The Turn of the Screw

By , 12 November 2014
****1
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Kurt Streit (Ulysses) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Zürich Opera gives virtuosic ensemble performance in Monteverdi's Ulisse

By , 28 May 2014
****1
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Stuart Skelton and Susan Gritton in Peter Grimes at New National Theatre, Tokyo  ©  Chikashi Saegusa
Tokyo

An outstanding Peter Grimes in Tokyo

By , 08 October 2012
*****
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Ben Heppner as Peter Grimes, Orlando Copplestone as his apprentice John  ©  The Royal Opera, Clive Barda 2011
London

Andrew Davis conducts a powerful telling of Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 21 June 2011
****1
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Escena de Peter Grimes en la producción de Willy Decker © Mikel Ponce & Miguel Lorenzo
Valencia

Simpatía por el diablo: Peter Grimes en el Palau de les Arts

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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