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La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 16 June 2018
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Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
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A keeper: Scarlett delivers a triumphant new Swan Lake for The Royal Ballet

By , 17 May 2018
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Lessons in Love and Violence: icy beauty and dramatic tension

By , 10 May 2018
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“A seminal performance by a truly great ballerina”: Alessandra Ferri triumphs in uneven triple bill

By , 14 April 2018
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No muddle, just music: Pappano delivers an exceptional Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

By , 12 April 2018
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Francesca Hayward shines in The Royal Ballet's revival of Manon

By , 29 March 2018
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Netrebko and Lučić in Macbeth: a Covent Garden masterclass in operatic villainy

By , 25 March 2018
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The Royal Ballet celebrates Bernstein with Yugen/The Age of Anxiety/Corybantic Games

By , 15 March 2018
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An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 07 March 2018
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Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires at Covent Garden

By , 14 February 2018
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A ballet for all seasons: Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 February 2018
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An indelible performance of Giselle by the Royal Ballet

By , 19 January 2018
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Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 15 January 2018
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The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

By , 08 January 2018
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Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
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Dimitri Platanias stands out in a mixed Covent Garden Rigoletto

By , 14 December 2017
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A cloud of glitter: Sir Peter Wright's Nutcracker returns to The Royal Ballet

By , 05 December 2017
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Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
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Marianela Núñez shines as Ashton's Sylvia makes a welcome return to The Royal Ballet

By , 23 November 2017
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Alexander Whitley's Noemena premieres at the Clore

By , 23 November 2017
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Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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The Royal Ballet: The Illustrated 'Farewell'/ The Wind/ Untouchable

By , 06 November 2017
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A devastating revival of Katie Mitchell's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 30 October 2017
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Yorke Dance Project revives Sea of Troubles for nationwide MacMillan celebration

By , 26 October 2017
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Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration – Programme 3 - Gloria/The Judas Tree/ Elite Syncopations

By , 26 October 2017
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Nationwide MacMillan Celebrations continue with The Judas Tree and Song of the Earth

By , 24 October 2017
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MacMillan Celebration: Programme One - Jeux, Concerto / Le Baiser de la Fée / Elite Syncopations

By , 18 October 2017
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Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
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The Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By , 27 September 2017
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Roderick Williams’ charming birdcatcher leads a spirited revival of The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2017
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No moonlight, no magic: Richard Jones directs a vanilla Bohème for the Royal Opera

By , 11 September 2017
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An evening of Contrasts from the Mariinsky Ballet

By , 08 August 2017
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Tolstoy speed read: Ratmansky’s Anna Karenina with the Mariinsky Ballet

By , 03 August 2017
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From Hull to St Petersburg: Xander Parish makes Mariinsky History

By , 27 July 2017
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Tereshkina and Kim add fire to the Mariinsky Ballet’s dusty Don Quixote

By , 24 July 2017
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Spectacular riddles: Serban's Turandot returns to Covent Garden

By , 05 July 2017
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Spyres and Crowe take the vocal honours at Covent Garden's Mitridate

By , 29 June 2017
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A bronze-toned lion of Venice: Kaufmann debuts as Otello at Covent Garden

By , 21 June 2017
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Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
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The Dream/ Symphonic Variations/ Marguerite and Armand

By , 02 June 2017
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Giant haystacks: Pelly's sunny L'elisir d'amore romps back to Covent Garden

By , 27 May 2017
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The Royal Ballet: Liam Scarlett’s new Symphonic Dances, plus a trio of revivals

By , 18 May 2017
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Royal Opera's Don Carlo revival fails to completely catch fire

By , 12 May 2017
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The Royal Ballet: Mayerling

By , 28 April 2017
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The indiscreet charmlessness of the bourgeoisie: Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

By , 24 April 2017
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Balanchine's Jewels brighten the Royal Opera House

By , 01 April 2017
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Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 27 March 2017
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The Royal Ballet: The Human Seasons/ After the Rain / Flight Pattern

By , 16 March 2017
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Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
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