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LyonHistorire du soldat

Stravinsky: L'Histoire du soldat
Àlex Ollé; Opéra de Lyon; Lluc Castells; Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon

LyonChen, Gershwin, Bernstein

Chen, Gershwin, Bernstein
Orchestre National de Lyon; Long Yu; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

LyonGerManiaWorld première

Raskatov: GerMania
Alejo Pérez; John Fulljames; Opéra de Lyon; Magda Willi; Michael Gniffke; Ville Rusanen; Andrew Watts

LyonBernstein, Beethoven

Bernstein, Beethoven
Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin; Spirito; Jeune Chœur symphonique (Lyon); Choeur d'oratorio de Lyon; Claudia Boyle

LyonDon GiovanniNew production

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Stefano Montanari; David Marton; Opéra de Lyon; Christian Friedländer; Pola Kardum; Eleonora Buratto; Antoinette Dennefeld

LyonMozart, Saint-Saëns, Schubert

Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Schubert
Orchestre National de Lyon; Karl-Heinz Steffens; Bertrand Chamayou
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Darkness and grandeur in Christophe Honoré's Don Carlos

Michele Pertusi (Philippe) and Sally Matthews (Elisabeth) © Jean-Louis Fernandez
A (nearly) complete performance of the original French version of Don Carlos forms the centrepiece of Daniele Rustioni's Verdi Festival in Lyon. 
****1
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Macbeth, Thane of Wall Street

Elchin Azizov (Macbeth) and Susanna Branchini (Lady Macbeth) © Stofleth
In Lyon, Daniele Rustioni drives through a pulsating reading of Macbeth, Ivo van Hove's imaginative setting not always fully backed by the vocal performances.
***11
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Mature musicality and seasoned virtuosity from Jan Lisiecki and Krzysztof Urbański in Lyon

Krzysztof Urbański © Marco Borggreve
With a pianist of the calibre of Jan Lisiecki, Krzysztof Urbański has created an award winning collaboration which puts the two Poles way apart from many other soloist-conductor combinations. 
****1
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Respighi rarity a riotous romp at Opéra de Lyon

Nikoleta Kapetanidou (The princess) and Grégoire Mour (The Prince) © Blandine Soulage
L’Opéra de Lyon’s new production of Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco was an operatic pastiche with fairy tale fantasy and foxtrots thrown in for good measure.   
***11
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Joan laid bare and buried: Romeo Castellucci has done with the era of appropriations of the mythical figure

© stofleth
  With a new and revolutionary staging by Romeo Castellucci, Lyon Opera presents a radical analysis of a symbolic figure often subject to ideological takeover; Kazushi Ono’s sympathetic direction makes Arthur Honegger and Paul Claudel’s work into something sublime while preserving its mysterious spirituality.
*****
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A well seasoned concoction

Christophe Mortagne (Roi Carotte) © Stofleth
Le Roi Carrotte, simmered by Laurent Pelly in the cooking pots of the Opéra de Lyon
****1
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