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EindhovenA Quiet Place

Bernstein: A Quiet Place
Karel Deseure; Orpha Phelan; Opera Zuid; Madeleine Boyd; Lisa Mostin; Turiya Haudenhuyse; Mireille Capelle

LondonFulham Opera presents Don Carlo

Fulham Opera presents Don Carlo
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Benjamin Woodward; Lewis Reynolds; Fulham Opera; Michael Thrift; Keel Watson; Steven Fredericks; Alberto Sousa

LuxembourgA Quiet Place

Bernstein: A Quiet Place
Karel Deseure; Orpha Phelan; Opera Zuid; Madeleine Boyd; Lisa Mostin; Turiya Haudenhuyse; Mireille Capelle

The HagueA Quiet Place

Bernstein: A Quiet Place
Karel Deseure; Orpha Phelan; Opera Zuid; Madeleine Boyd; Lisa Mostin; Turiya Haudenhuyse; Mireille Capelle

HeerlenA Quiet Place

Bernstein: A Quiet Place
Karel Deseure; Orpha Phelan; Opera Zuid; Madeleine Boyd; Lisa Mostin; Turiya Haudenhuyse; Mireille Capelle

Den BoschA Quiet Place

Bernstein: A Quiet Place
Karel Deseure; Orpha Phelan; Opera Zuid; Madeleine Boyd; Lisa Mostin; Turiya Haudenhuyse; Mireille Capelle

RigaEugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Ainārs Rubiķis; Rēzija Kalniņa; Latvian National Opera; Mihails Kramenko; Inese Ozola; Maija Kovalevska; Dana Bramane
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A Serse like no other from Il pomo d'oro

Maxim Emelyanychev © Jean-Baptiste Millot
A star cast and red-hot conducting make for a memorable night at the Barbican.
*****
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Milling drives a dramatic Royal Opera Götterdämmerung

Stephen Milling (Hagen) © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
A standout performance from Stephen Milling complements all-round excellence of cast to provide a satisfying end to the Covent Garden Ring.
****1
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A fantastic tale, an outstanding cast: Siegfried at ROH

Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Gerhard Siegel (Mime) © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
Wagner's storytelling shines brightly with the aid of a cast well out of the ordinary. Vinke, Stemme, Siegel and Lundgren make part 3 of The Ring an unforgettable evening of opera.
*****
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Skelton and Anger set the scene for a superb Walküre

Stuart Skelton (Siegmund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
We start with a triumphant Royal Opera debut from Stuart Skelton, we close with Nina Stemme at her finest; a thrilling orchestral performance links the two. A memorable Walküre.
*****
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The assault on Valhalla begins: Das Rheingold at ROH

Lauren Fagan, Angela Simkin, Christina Bock, Johannes Martin Kränzle © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
Antonio Pappano and the Royal Opera Orchestra get the Ring cycle off to a blazing start; unusually, it's Lise Davidsen and the female cast who take the vocal honours.
***11
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Guth's FroSch arrives at Unter den Linden

Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Guth's incisive staging of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's grandest opera proves a moving and detailed experience at its transfer to the reopened Staatsoper. 
****1
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Wonderful choral singing in Edinburgh's Mahler 8

Daniel Harding © Aly Wright
A superb choral performance and some memorable solo moments bring Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" to life, even if the sheer energy of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra turns frantic at times.
***11
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