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Performer: Richard Jones

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ChicagoHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Sir Andrew Davis; Richard Jones; Lyric Opera of Chicago; John Macfarlane; Jennifer Tipton; Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra

LondonThe RhinegoldNew production

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Martyn Brabbins; Richard Jones; English National Opera; Stewart Laing; Adam Silverman; English National Opera Orchestra
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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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Big-hearted, quirky, fun: Richard Jones' Alcina for The Royal Opera

Lisette Oropesa leads strong vocal performances in Handel's madcap tale of love and sorcery. Richard Jones' production is visually all over the place, but in a good way.
****1
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Strong cast lifts conventional ROH Bohème revival

Richard Jones' production is revived again at Covent Garden, where Juan Diego Flórez and Ailyn Pérez lead a convincing cast. 
***11
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Richard Jones’ tacky Samson et Dalila fails to bring down the house

Inspiration eludes the director as a new staging of Saint-Säens’ biblical epic falls flat but for some excellent musical performances led by outstanding mezzo Elīna Garanča. 
***11
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Kátya Kabanová flies to Rome for the first time

Richard Jones' setting is superb in its bare minimalism, but he pays great attention to all the psychological nuances in Janáček's opera. 
*****
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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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