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Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

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AddressBow Street,
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD
United Kingdom
ContainsRoyal Opera House, Clore Studio Upstairs
Royal Opera House: Linbury Theatre
Royal Opera House: The Crush Room
Google maps51° 30' 48.136" N 0° 7' 20.640" W
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Dan Ettinger; Moshe Leiser; The Royal Opera; Sir Antonio Pappano; Christian Fenouillat; Agostino Cavalca; Lianna Haroutounian

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Richard Farnes; Nicholas Hytner; The Royal Opera; Bob Crowley; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Michael Fabiano

LondonTosca

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Aleksandra Kurzak impresses in latest Covent Garden Traviata revival

Aleksandra Kurzak taking her curtain call © Mark Pullinger
In its 25th anniversary season, Richard Eyre's production continues to attract the world's great sopranos to the role of Violetta, the latest being Aleksandra Kurzak. 
****1
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Magnificent Marianela: Nuñez and Muntagirov star in Swan Lake revival

Marianela Núñez (Odette) © ROH | Bill Cooper
An opulent production that is both reassuringly traditional and refreshingly new. 
****1
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JPYA make a decent fist of Handel's Susanna in the Linbury Theatre

Patrick Terry (Joacim) and Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (Susanna) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
The evening’s most unbuttoned applause was reserved for two native anglophone artists, countertenor Patrick Terry and bass-baritone Michael Mofidian.
***11
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Lise Davidsen leads a revolutionary Fidelio at Covent Garden

Lise Davidsen (Leonore) © ROH | Bill Cooper
An outstanding role debut from Davidsen, a star-studded vocal cast and a revelatory orchestral performance make a Beethoven anniversary performance to savour.
*****
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Music triumphs over tragedy: Marston’s moving The Cellist

Lauren Cuthbertson and Marcelino Sambé in The Cellist © ROH | Bill Cooper
In her first work for the Covent Garden main stage, based on the life of Jacqueline du Pré, choreographer Cathy Marston explores the profound bond between musician and instrument.
****1
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Even crazier than the books: Gerald Barry's Alice

Clare Presland, Claudia Boyle, Hilary Summers © ROH | Clive Barda
Barry goes for out-weirding Carroll at a fast and furious pace. There's plenty of fun and it's beautifully staged – but is that enough?
**111
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The Royal Ballet and Rambert present Aisha and Abhaya

Guillaume Queau in Aisha and Abhaya © Foteini Christofilopoulou
Fast-moving choreography, pulsating music and striking performances but blighted by some technical issues that need to be improved.
***11
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An ecstatic, fevered Tatiana from Natalia Osipova

Natalia Osipova (Tatiana) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
John Cranko's balletic take on Pushkin approaches its 100th performance by The Royal Ballet, opening this run with a magnificent Tatiana from the Russian star. 
*****
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