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LondonLa traviata

Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Verdi: La traviata
Antonello Manacorda; Sir Richard Eyre; Royal Opera; Bob Crowley; Ermonela Jaho; Angel Blue

LondonThe Queen of Spades (Pique-Dame)New production

Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky / Tchaikovsky) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame)
Sir Antonio Pappano; Stefan Herheim; Royal Opera; Philipp Fürhofer; Aleksandrs Antonenko; Sergey Polyakov

LondonKáťa KabanováNew production

Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Edward Gardner; Richard Jones; Royal Opera; Antony McDonald; Amanda Majeski; Pavel Černoch

LondonThe Monstrous Child

Higgins: The Monstrous Child
Jessica Cottis; Timothy Sheader; Royal Opera; Paul Wills; Marta Fontanals-Simmons; Rosie Aldridge; Tom Randle

LondonCosì fan tutte

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Stefano Montanari; Jan Philipp Gloger; Royal Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Salome Jicia; Serena Malfi
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Ermonela Jaho makes a haunting return to Covent Garden’s Traviata

Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
The Albanian soprano, who made a spectacular jump-in for her house debut in Richard Eyre's production in 2008, makes a splendid return. 
****1
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A tale of many Tchaikovskys: The Queen of Spades at ROH

Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky / Tchaikovsky) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Herheim places the composer at the centre of his opera in a staging that's clever and erudite but somewhat cold; musical performances are mixed.
***11
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A classic executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda
Designer/director Antony McDonald treads a perfectly weighted path between light and dark of the fairytale; conductor Sebastian Weigle cooks up a Wagnerian storm; Michaela Schuster steals the show. A treat.
****1
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Royal Opera Carmen: slicker, but still a mountain to climb

Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Barrie Kosky's troubled production returns to Covent Garden
***11
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Political intrigues at the Royal Opera as Boccanegra returns

Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) © ROH | Clive Barda
An impressively cast revival for Verdi's one-time neglected masterpiece at Covent Garden.
****1
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