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Performer: Roberto Alagna

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ViennaOtello

Verdi: Otello
Dan Ettinger; Christine Mielitz; Vienna State Opera; Christian Floeren; Roberto Alagna; Aleksandra Kurzak

ViennaTurandot

Puccini: Turandot
Frédéric Chaslin; Marco Arturo Marelli; Vienna State Opera; Lise Lindstrom; Roberto Alagna; Aleksandra Kurzak

ViennaSamson et DalilaNew production

© Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah)
Marco Armiliato; Alexandra Liedtke; Vienna State Opera; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Su Bühler; Elīna Garanča; Roberto Alagna

ParisSamson et Dalila

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah)
Bertrand de Billy; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Roberto Alagna; Kwangchul Youn; Laurent Naouri

ParisIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Maurizio Benini; Àlex Ollé; Opéra de Paris; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Željko Lučić; Gabriele Viviani
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Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
David McVicar's uninspiring Cavalleria rusticana remains problematic, but a strong Pagliacci leaves the New York audience gasping. 
****1
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A triumphant new Trovatore in Vienna

Roberto Alagna (Manrico) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna stages an all-star new production of Verdi's classic, with sublime singing in Daniele Abbado's Spanish Civil War setting.
*****
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Kristine Opolais breaks hearts in Met's Madama Butterfly

Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
Anthony Minghella's Madama Butterfly is still one of the best productions running at the Met at the moment, and Kristine Opolais was the dramatic star of the evening.
****1
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Work in progress: Met’s Manon Lescaut

Kristine Opolais (Manon) and Roberto Alagna (Des Grieux) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The Met's new production of Manon Lescaut with Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna has great potential to be successful musically, but the production is mixed at best.
***11
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McVicar’s take on Cav and Pag at the Met

Roberto Alagna (Canio) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
The Met’s revival of David McVicar’s year-old take on the perennial Verismo twins strikes out emotionally in Cavalleria rusticana but scores high in Pagliacci. Working on the same set by Rae Smith, flanked by the forbidding stone walls of the town church, Cavalleria is dark, dark, dark – the very picture of a poor, unhappy Sicilian hill town.
***11
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