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|Year of birth||1813|
|Year of death||1901|
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Riccardo Frizza; Monique Wagemakers; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Michael Levine; Sandy Powel; Javier Camarena; Antonino Siragusa
Donizetti, Gounod, Verdi, Mozart, Massenet
Galina Averina, Soprano
Balázs Kocsár; Stefano Poda; Hungarian State Opera; Rafael Rojas; Kristian Benedikt
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Tobias Theorell; Royal Swedish Opera; Magdalena Aberg; Leonardo Capalbo; Karl-Magnus Fredriksson
Shostakovich, Suppe, Verdi
Stephen Maw; Royal Greenwich Brass Band
Gintaras Rinkevicius; Guntis Gailītis; Latvian National Opera; Andris Freibergs; Kristīne Pasternaka; Samsons Izjumovs; Yulianna Bawarska
Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Flotow, Massenet, Tosti, de Curtis, Gastaldon, Puccini
Ivan Magri; Iain Burnside
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Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, artistic director at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, presents at plucky new staging of Verdi's rarely seen Jérusalem.
At least the colour-coded characters in Andreas Homoki’s farcical production made it easy to know which team to barrack for.
Netrebko's Violetta is now fuller in body and voice than in her former incarnation. Goodbye to the fresh-faced damsel we saw in Salzburg; hello to a larger-than-life courtesan in her twilight years.
About halfway through the second act of Verdi's La traviata at the opera's second Met performance of the season, soprano Sonya Yoncheva went from being a really good Violetta to being a great Violetta.
Leonardo Capalbo makes a successful debut in Tobias Theorell’s minimalistic production of Un ballo in maschera in Stockholm.
Vienna stages an all-star new production of Verdi's classic, with sublime singing in Daniele Abbado's Spanish Civil War setting.
Jonathan Miller's production remains a work of brilliance, but poor conducting amongst other things keeps this revival from getting off the ground.