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Brush up your Shakespeare: Opera North's Kiss me Kate arrives in London

By , 20 June 2018
***11
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English National Ballet: Emerging Dancer Award 2018

By , 11 June 2018
****1
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Alina Cojocaru charms as Aurora in a Sleeping Beauty lacking lustre

By , 06 June 2018
***11
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Lust and labyrinths: The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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More croce than delizia: Daniel Kramer’s new Traviata offers entertainment but little heart

By , 16 March 2018
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Hot ice and strange snow: an unseasonal return for Carsen’s bed-hopping Dream

By , 01 March 2018
****1
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A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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A persistent meditative state: Glass' Satyagraha at English National Opera

By , 07 February 2018
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English National Ballet's latest double bill is an unusual pairing

By , 09 January 2018
****1
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English National Ballet: The Nutcracker

By , 13 December 2017
****1
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Project Polunin: A Welcome Step Forward

By , 06 December 2017
****1
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Men in Motion

By , 22 November 2017
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Svetlana Zakharova: Dancer turned curator in the name of Love

By , 21 November 2017
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Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
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A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Billowing silk and blue hair: Phelim McDermott creates an evocative Aida for ENO

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Partenope at ENO: pleasant enough but little more

By , 15 March 2017
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In The Steps of Ballets Russes

By , 12 March 2017
****1
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“A sad tale’s best for winter”: Wigglesworth's Shakespeare full of eloquent clarity at the Coliseum

By , 27 February 2017
****1
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Petticoated pirate romp: The Pirates of Penzance at ENO

By , 09 February 2017
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Miller's Rigoletto makes a flawed return to English National Opera

By , 02 February 2017
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English National Ballet's exceptional Giselle

By , 11 January 2017
*****
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Confusion in the chocolate box: a return for Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker at ENB

By , 14 December 2016
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Eifman Ballet hits London with Up and Down

By , 06 December 2016
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Dramatic intensity, risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

By , 09 November 2016
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Slow to ignite: tepid revival of Bizet’s Pearl Fishers at ENO

By , 19 October 2016
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A mixed Tosca from English National Opera

By , 03 October 2016
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Strong in concept, strong in casting: Richard Jones' Don Giovanni at ENO

By , 30 September 2016
****1
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A modern twist on Carmen highlights the plight of Syrian refugees

By , 25 August 2016
****1
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A toe into Chinese opera, not immersion: Shanghai Opera's Thunderstorm

By , 11 August 2016
***11
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Ratmansky's surrealist take on Cinderella: the Australian Ballet in London

By , 20 July 2016
***11
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Lady of the Lake: Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake returns to London

By , 14 July 2016
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Janáček's score, Alden's direction and Wigglesworth's conducting make a searing Jenůfa at ENO

By , 23 June 2016
*****
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Transfigured night: Tristan and Isolde at ENO

By , 09 June 2016
****1
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Flawed casting in Minghella's widescreen Butterfly at ENO

By , 16 May 2016
***11
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Ave Maya: International stars perform in memory of Plisetskaya

By , 06 March 2016
*****
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Glass' Akhnaten at ENO: an utterly absorbing visual and aural experience

By , 04 March 2016
*****
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Sparkling Bellini: ENO tackles its first Norma

By , 17 February 2016
****1
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An incandescent Magic Flute from Mark Wigglesworth at ENO

By , 05 February 2016
****1
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A Corsaire full of brio from English National Ballet

By , 13 January 2016
****1
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Good things in English National Ballet's flawed Nutcracker at the Coliseum

By , 16 December 2015
***11
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Abundant as a banquet, intimate as a close friends’ gathering: Carlos Acosta's Classical Selection

By , 08 December 2015
*****
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Jonathan Miller’s stylish, spirited Mikado revived once again at ENO

By , 21 November 2015
***11
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Barbed wire and gruel: cold comfort in ENO’s Force of Destiny

By , 09 November 2015
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A heroine on heroin: ENO’s cold Bohème lacks heart

By , 16 October 2015
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Shore’s Bartolo shines in a Barber as frothy as Figaro’s shaving foam at ENO

By , 28 September 2015
***11
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A Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at ENO to hit you between the eyes

By , 26 September 2015
*****
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In the Shade: Kolesnikova outshone in La Bayadère at the Coliseum

By , 22 August 2015
**111
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Bournonville via Australia: Queensland Ballet brings Schaufuss' La Sylphide to London

By , 05 August 2015
****1
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25 years of excellent dancing : The Ardani Gala

By , 17 July 2015
****1
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