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Performer: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

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LondonTosca

Kristine Opolais (Tosca) and Bryn Terfel (Scarpia) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Puccini: Tosca
Alexander Joel; Jonathan Kent; The Royal Opera; Paul Brown; Kristine Opolais; Angela Gheorghiu

LondonBoris Godunov

Bryn Terfel (Boris) and Roger Honeywell (Shuisky) © ROH | Clive Barda
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Marc Albrecht; Richard Jones; The Royal Opera; Miriam Buether; Nicky Gillibrand; Sir Bryn Terfel; David Butt Philip

LondonCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Julia Jones; Barrie Kosky; The Royal Opera; Christopher Willis; Katrin Lea Tag; Anaïk Morel

LondonLe nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Sir David McVicar; The Royal Opera; Tanya McCallin; Sir Simon Keenlyside; Julia Kleiter

LondonLa Fille du régiment

Donizetti: La Fille du régiment
Evelino Pidò; Laurent Pelly; The Royal Opera; Chantal Thomas; Sabine Devieilhe; Javier Camarena
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The coronation and tragedy of Boris revived at Covent Garden

Bryn Terfel (Boris) and Roger Honeywell (Shuisky) © ROH | Clive Barda
A title role performance full of depth from Terfel and a barnstorming comic interlude from Tomlinson provide some great moments, but much of this Boris fails to rise above the ordinary.
***11
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“The spirit of Margot” celebrated in The Royal Ballet's Fonteyn gala

Dame Darcey Bussell and Gary Avis in Ashton's Tango from Façade © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
A memorable and important event in the history of British ballet, sensitively and sentimentally performed. 
****1
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A gorgeous triple bill to end The Royal Ballet's season

The Firebird: Edward Watson and Yasmine Naghdi © ROH | Tristram Kenton
The Firebird/A Month in the Country/Symphony in C is an effective and enjoyable programme to close The Royal Ballet's season.
****1
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“Ecco un artista!”: melodrama aplenty in ROH Tosca revival

Kristine Opolais (Tosca) and Bryn Terfel (Scarpia) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Red-blooded performances from the three principals at Covent Garden, even if there are vocal misfires along the way. 
***11
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Roberto Alagna brings up his century at The Royal Opera

Roberto Alagna (Andrea Chénier) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
The French-Sicilian tenor shines in Sir David's McVicar's pristine take on Umberto Giordano's slice of verismo. 
***11
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