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AucklandAkram Khan's Giselle

Akram Khan's *Giselle*
Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Akram Khan; English National Ballet

AucklandCandide

Bernstein: Candide
Wyn Davies; Stuart Maunder; New Zealand Opera; Roger Kirk; James Benjamin Rodgers; Amelia Berry

ChristchurchTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Marco Guidarini; Stuart Maunder; New Zealand Opera; Jan Ubels; Elizabeth Whiting; Orla Boylan; Simon O'Neill

DunedinGrief to Joy: Music for Easter

Bach, Verdi, Finzi
City Choir Dunedin

AucklandL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Wyn Davies; Simon Phillips; New Zealand Opera; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Gabriela Tylesova; Amina Edris; Pene Pati
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A heartwrenching Káťa Kabanová in Auckland

Dina Kuznetsova (Káťa) and Hayley Sugars (Varvara) © David Rowland
New Zealand Opera continues to strongly advocate Czech works, resulting in a gripping Káťa Kabanová.
*****
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La Damnation de Faust on autopilot in Auckland

Alisa Kolosova © Todd Rosenberg
Edo de Waart opted frequently for slow, steady tempi that robbed the music of a lot of its inner vitality.
**111
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Fascinating Manon Lescaut in Auckland

Serena Farnocchia © Andrea Luisi
Puccini’s score has many thrilling moments, here taken up by a fascinating if uneven cast of singers.
****1
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Ridding Carmen of cliches in Auckland

Tom Randle (Don José) and Nino Surguladze (Carmen) © Marty Melville
A superlative performance of Carmen that was certainly among the most thrilling performances New Zealand Opera has put on in recent memory.
*****
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Dynamic start to Juilliard415's New Zealand tour

Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
On the basis of this concert, the graduate ensemble Juilliard415 (named after the standard Baroque pitch of 415 Hz) is already of extremely high quality indeed, technically proficient and highly in-tune with Baroque style.
****1
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