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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
****1
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ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL
London

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) © Robbie Jack
London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Bradley Smith (Albert) © Robert Workman
Buxton

Fresh peaches of temptation: Britten's Albert Herring at Buxton

By , 08 July 2017
****1
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Aoife Miskelly (Snegurochka) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

Snowflakes and sunflowers: rare Rimsky-Korsakov opera revived by Opera North

By , 21 January 2017
***11
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Mati Turi (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
London

Full immersion, total immolation: Götterdämmerung crowns Opera North's magnificent Ring

By , 03 July 2016
*****
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Kelly Cae Hogan (Brünnhilde) and Robert Hayward (Wotan) © Clive Barda
London

Disobedient daughter, outraged wife: Wotan's woes mount in Opera North's Die Walküre

By , 29 June 2016
****1
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Michael Druiett (Wotan), Jo Pohlheim (Alberich) and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge) © Clive Barda
London

Dipping a toe into the Rhine: Wagner therapy from Opera North

By , 28 June 2016
****1
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Mary Bevan (Yum-Yum) and Anthony Gregory (Nanki-Poo) © ENO | Tristram Kenton
London

Jonathan Miller’s stylish, spirited Mikado revived once again at ENO

By , 21 November 2015
***11
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Opera North's Carousel © Alastair Muir
Leeds

Opera North's revival of Carousel spins again at the Leeds Grand Theatre

By , 13 May 2015
****1
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Yvonne Howard as Norma and Joseph Wolverton as Pollione © Fritz Curzon
London

Bel canto meets Abu Gharaib: Bellini's Norma at Opera Holland Park

By , 19 July 2014
***11
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Fflur Wyn (Mimi) © Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Opera's dead parrot sketch: Offenbach's Vert-Vert delights at Garsington

By , 09 June 2014
****1
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Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts as Peter Grimes  ©  Bill Cooper
Leeds

Opera North's triumphant Peter Grimes returns to Leeds

By , 14 September 2013
*****
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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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The Mikado: Richard Suart and Richard Angas  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Jonathan Miller's Mikado returns to English National Opera

By , 01 December 2012
****1
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Andrew Tortise in Buxton Festial's The Turn of the Screw
Buxton

Britten's Turn of the Screw at the Buxton Festival

By , 16 July 2012
***11
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Peter Coleman-Wright as Caligula  ©  Johan Persson
London

Caligula slain in the Coliseum: A triumph for ENO

By , 25 May 2012
****1
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©  Joel Chester Fildes
Manchester

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder: Die Walküre

By , 16 July 2011
*****
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©  Joel Chester Fildes
Manchester

Die Walküre in concert

By , 15 July 2011
*****
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©  Clive Barda
Gateshead

Das Rheingold: a concert perfomance full of drama

By , 26 June 2011
*****
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Leeds

Dame Anne Evans: I Saw the World End

By , 11 June 2011
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Christine Rice as Hansel and Ailish Tynan as Gretel  ©  2010 The Royal Opera / Johan Persson
London

Hurrah! The Witch is Dead!

By , 29 December 2010
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Malcolm Storry et Andrew Rees © Alastair Muir
London

Le formidable nouvel opéra de Jonathan Dove : Le Monstre du Labyrinthe

By , 05 July 2015
*****
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