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Articles by Laura Servidei

Laura Servidei
Laura Servidei
Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)

Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

By , 08 January 2019
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Edward Tracz (Actéon) © Bruce Zinger

A celebration of French Baroque opera-ballet: Actéon and Pigmalion at Versailles

By , 04 December 2018
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Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (Rigoletto) © Markus Gårder

A static Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

By , 30 November 2018
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Anna Bonitatibus (Enrico) © Gianfranco Rota

A metatheatrical take on Donizetti's Enrico di Borgogna in Bergamo

By , 27 November 2018
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Jessica Pratt (Elisabetta) © Gianfranco Rota

The first, forgotten Tudor Queen: Il castello di Kenilworth in Bergamo

By , 26 November 2018
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Madama Butterfly © Markus Gårder (September 2018)

Asmik Grigorian an extraordinary Butterfly in Stockholm

By , 21 November 2018
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Matthieu Lécroart (Raoul) © Leikny Havik Skjærseth

Finding Rossini’s French roots in Scandinavia: Grétry’s Raoul Barbe-bleue in Trondheim

By , 18 November 2018
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Andrea Carè (Radamès) and Maria Katzarava (Aida) © Markus Gårder

Cavanagh's undercooked Aida returns to the Royal Swedish Opera with a new cast

By , 29 October 2018
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Alex Esposito (Assur) and Jessica Pratt (Semiramide) © Michele Crosera

A regal, integral version of Semiramide in Venice

By , 23 October 2018
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Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Sandrina) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

La finta giardiniera: Mozart’s early masterpiece charms at La Scala

By , 22 October 2018
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Johanna Rudström (Young Tristessa) and Joel Annmo (Evelyn) © Sören Vilks

Tristessa: satirical critique of gender myth-making premieres in Stockholm

By , 11 October 2018
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Jeanine De Bique (Rodelinda) and Tim Mead (Bertarido) © Simon Gosselin

Handel’s Rodelinda: A strong season opening at Opéra de Lille

By , 08 October 2018
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Agneta Eichenholz (Alcina), Narea Son (Oberto) and Franco Fagioli (Ruggiero) © Hans Jörg Michel

Christof Loy’s Alcina still bewitches in Hamburg

By , 02 October 2018
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Tuomas Pursio (Scarpia) and Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) © Heikki Tuuli

An emotional new Tosca from Christof Loy in Helsinki

By , 23 September 2018
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Domingo Hindoyan © Arne Hyckenberg

Verdi’s Requiem at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

By , 26 August 2018
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Davide Luciano (Figaro) and Aya Wakizono (Rosina) © Studio Amatio Bacciardi

Pier Luigi Pizzi’s Barbiere triumphs in Pesaro

By , 18 August 2018
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Adina in Pesaro © Studio Amatio Bacciardi

Adina in Wonderland: Lisette Oropesa shines in Pesaro

By , 17 August 2018
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Juan Diego Flórez (Ricciardo) and Pretty Yende (Zoraide) © Studio Amatio Bacciardi

Ricciardo e Zoraide: Orientalism at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 16 August 2018
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Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele

Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

By , 13 August 2018
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Pigmalion © Bengt Wanselius

Pigmalion: French Baroque meets modern dance at Drottningholm

By , 01 August 2018
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