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LondonBilly BuddNew production

Britten: Billy Budd
Ivor Bolton; Deborah Warner; Royal Opera; Michael Levine; Chloe Obolensky; Toby Spence; Jacques Imbrailo

LondonFaust

Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
Gounod: Faust
Dan Ettinger; Sir David McVicar; Royal Opera; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Michael Fabiano; Erwin Schrott

LondonPhaedra

Henze: Phaedra
Edmund Whitehead; Noa Naamat; Royal Opera; Jacquelyn Stucker; Hongni Wu; Michael Mofidian; Patrick Terry

LondonAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Daniel Oren; Sir David McVicar; Royal Opera; Robert Jones; Jenny Tiramani; Roberto Alagna; Sondra Radvanovsky

LondonTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Alexander Joel; Jonathan Kent; Royal Opera; Paul Brown; Kristine Opolais; Angela Gheorghiu
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La forza dei Cristofori: Loy and Maltman raise hell

Yusuf Eyvasov (Don Alvaro) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Short of the three lead stars of its opening, the Royal Opera's La forza del destino remains a thrilling evening, powered by Christof Loy's interesting staging and virile singing from Christopher Maltman.
****1
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Faust finds salvation thanks to jump-in soprano

Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
A devilishly fun performance of Gounod's take on Goethe, saved when Mandy Fredrich flew in at short notice to take over the role of Marguerite. 
****1
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Berenice at the Linbury: Handel meets Gilbert and Sullivan

Claire Booth (Berenice) © ROH | Clive Barda
Visual eye candy, excellent singing and superb Handelian playing by Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Orchestra are marred by poor diction and limited acting expressivity.
***11
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Outrageous fortune: stellar opening for Forza at Covent Garden

Jonas Kaufmann (Don Alvaro) and Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © ROH | Bill Cooper
The hottest opera ticket in London this season sees Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko reunited on the Royal Opera House's stage for the first time since 2008. It was worth the wait. 
*****
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Duplicity and deceit as Così returns to the Royal Opera

Serena Malfi (Dorabella) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Everyone is in the know in Jan Philipp Gloger's “School for Lovers”, receiving its first revival at Covent Garden. 
****1
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