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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Lyon, France

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LyonBrahms' Violin Concerto

Saariaho, Copland, Brahms
Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin; Renaud Capuçon

LyonLessons in Love and ViolenceNew production

Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence
Alexandre Bloch; Katie Mitchell; Opéra de Lyon; Vicki Mortimer; Stéphane Degout; Georgia Jarman

LyonConcerto molto grosso

Barber, Grieg, Bartók, Beintus
Orchestre National de Lyon; Leonard Slatkin; Renaud Capuçon

LyonDebussy / Tan Dun

Debussy, Dun
Orchestre National de Lyon; Tan Dun; Alexandre Doisy; François Sauzeau

LyonGloria et magnificat

Rutter: Magnificat
Ensemble La Cantoria

LyonConcierto de Aranjuez

Falla, Rodrigo, Shchedrin
Orchestre National d'Auvergne; Roberto Forés Veses; Naoko Yoshino
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Marton turns Don Giovanni into a wrist-slashing wimp

Philippe Sly (Don Giovanni) and ensemble © Jean-Pierre Maurin
A disappointing new production by David Marton at Opéra de Lyon. 
**111
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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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