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Cecilia Bartoli (Alcina) and Angelika Nieder (Old Alcina) © Salzburg Festival | Matthias Horn
Salzburg

Alcina’s Hotel California: Bartoli mesmerizes in Michieletto’s new Salzburg production

By , 09 June 2019
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Alex Esposito (Dulcamara) © Alfredo Tabocchini
Macerata

Michieletto's L'elisir d'amore finds its ideal setting at the Macerata Festival

By , 21 July 2018
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Christoph Pohl (Count Danilo) © Michele Crosera
Venice

La Fenice's superb new Widow is always Merry, even without sequins and ostrich feathers

By , 02 February 2018
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Roberto Frontali (Guillaume Tell) © Rosellina Garbo
Palermo

Damiano Michieletto's controversial Guillaume Tell resurfaces in Palermo

By , 23 January 2018
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Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byran Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
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Alex Esposito (Méphistophélès) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Rome

Dark humour: Michieletto and Gatti provide an adventurous La Damnation de Faust

By , 14 December 2017
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Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
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© Clärchen & Matthias Baus | Dutch National Opera (2015)
Rome

Grace and delirium: Michieletto's Il viaggio a Reims lands in Rome

By , 14 June 2017
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Luca Salsi (Rigoletto) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 May 2017
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Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Verdi's last opera nostalgically staged by Damiano Michieletto in Milan

By , 02 February 2017
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Dragana Radakovic (Santuzza), Dominica Matthews (Mamma Lucia) and Diego Torre (Turiddu) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Joined at the hip: Michieletto's brilliantly interwoven Cav & Pag in Sydney

By , 12 January 2017
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Aquagranda at La Fenice © Michele Crosera
Venice

Venetian floods the setting for Filippo Perocco's Aquagranda at La Fenice

By , 08 November 2016
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Orsolya Sáfár (Mimì) © Attila Nagy
Budapest

Damiano Michieletto's La bohème 2.0 in Budapest: dramatically convincing

By , 26 February 2016
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Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Passion Plays: Michieletto’s interwoven Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 03 December 2015
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London

Hitting the rocks: Damiano Michieletto's Guillaume Tell at Covent Garden

By , 29 June 2015
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Amsterdam

Damiano Michieletto gives Il viaggio a Reims a thorough dusting in Amsterdam

By , 20 January 2015
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Zürich

Dreadful duplicity, misguided ardour: Luisa Miller in Zurich

By , 16 December 2014
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Salzburg

La Cenerentola - finding true love in a diner

By , 05 June 2014
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Madrid

L'Elisir d'Amore on the beach in Madrid

By , 17 December 2013
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Vienna

Il trittico scores a hat-trick at the Theater an der Wien

By , 18 October 2012
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Jennifer Holloway (Grete Graumann) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Ein Traum im Traum: Der Ferne Klang an der Oper Frankfurt

By , 31 March 2019
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Pretty Yende (Norina) et Michele Pertusi (Don Pasquale) © Elena Bauer / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Don Pasquale à Garnier : quelle maison de fous !

By , 28 March 2019
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Maresi Riegner (Puck) und die St. Florianer Sängerknaben © Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Auch einem Turnsaal wohnt ein Zauber inne: Brittens A Midsummer Night's Dream am Theater an der Wien

By , 15 April 2018
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Cavalleria rusticana © La Monnaie
Brussels

Cavalleria rusticana et Pagliacci à La Monnaie : une réussite musicale et théâtrale

By , 06 March 2018
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© Vincent Pontet | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Samson et Dalila à l’Opéra Bastille : une transposition moderne et brutale controversée

By , 04 October 2016
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Nino Machaidze (Desdemona) und John Osborn (Otello) © Werner Kmetitsch | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

Tenor-Festspiele in Rossinis Otello

By , 23 February 2016
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Alessio Arduini (Figaro) et Pretty Yende (Rosina) © Julien Benhamou / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Triste Barbier de Séville à Bastille

By , 05 February 2016
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Barcelona

Così fan tutte en el Liceu de Barcelona: una feliz… tragedia

By , 26 May 2015
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Paris

Une nouvelle production décoiffante du Barbier de Séville à l'Opéra Bastille

By , 19 September 2014
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