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Performer: Richard Jones

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RomeKátya KabanováNew production

Janáček: Kátya Kabanová
David Robertson; Richard Jones; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Antony McDonald; Lucy Carter; Corinne Winters

ValenciaAriodante

Handel: Ariodante
Andrea Marcon; Richard Jones; Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía; Ultz; Mimi Jordan Sherin; Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana

ParisParsifal

Wagner: Parsifal
Simone Young; Richard Jones; Opéra national de Paris; Ultz; Mimi Jordan Sherin; Marina Prudenskaya
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MadridLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Paolo Carignani; Richard Jones; Teatro Real; Stewart Laing; Stephen Costello; Anita Hartig
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Richard Jones’ second London Ring falters at the first fence

Breastplates are back in vogue, but comedy horses and cheap production values undermine the first chapter in English National Opera's new Ring cycle. 
**111
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Pared-down Puccini: The Royal Opera's La bohème gains new urgency

A uniformly excellent ensemble enlivens the Royal Opera House's latest Bohème revival.
****1
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La clemenza: Royal Opera returns with political scheming

A pared back production is required in these Covid times: as little physical contact as possible, no chorus on stage, and tempi brisk and alert to keep the audience in the house for as short a time as possible. 
***11
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A live audience returns to Covent Garden

Christine Rice gives an astonishingly performance in an evening of four powerful chamber pieces.
****1
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Garifullina's Musetta the highlight of Covent Garden's Bohème

This third revival of Richard Jones' production is thoroughly competent but struggles to rise above the routine.
***11
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Starry knight: a strong Lohengrin revival in Munich

The Bavarian State Opera avoids the routine in a powerfully cast revival of Richard Jones' building-site production of Lohengrin.
****1
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