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Performer: Sir John Tomlinson

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LondonPeter GrimesNew production

Britten: Peter Grimes
Deborah Warner; The Royal Opera; Michael Levine; Luis F Carvalho; Peter Mumford; Allan Clayton

New York CityHamletNew production

Dean: Hamlet
Nicholas Carter; Neil Armfield; Metropolitan Opera; Ralph Myers; Alice Babidge; Jon Clark; Brenda Rae
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Precipice at The Grange Festival: a mirror of our times

Michael Chance takes the audience around The Grange in a thoughtful show combining opera excerpts, dance, acrobats, vocal and instrumental music.
****1
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Song of Destiny: Enescu's Oedipe at the Salzburg Festival

Salzburg's new staging of Enescu's operatic epic Oedipe is a visual and musical triumph.
****1
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The coronation and tragedy of Boris revived at Covent Garden

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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Jörg Widmann's Babylon revised for Staatsoper Berlin premiere

Widmann packs everything into Babylon – from classical arias to dissonant clusters, military marches, film music and a few chamber music moments.
****1
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No muddle, just music: ROH Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

The Royal Opera Orchestra produce a revelatory reading of Shostakovich’s eclectic score; a fine performance from Eva-Maria Westbroek and excellent acting from the whole cast light up the drama and farce.
****1
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What’s up (with) Kosky’s Nose?

Kosky’s The Nose hits Sydney, sweeping the audience along with hallucinogenic energy. Led by the outstanding Martin Winkler and John Tomlinson, singers and musicians deliver a wild evening's entertainment.
*****
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