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Brenda Rae (Lucia) © Kelly & Massa
Philadelphia

Brenda Rae's remarkable Lucia a compensation in Philadelphia

By , 21 September 2018
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Pretty Yende (Adina), Liparit Avetisyan (Nemorino) and Paolo Bordogna (Belcore) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Giant haystacks: Pelly's sunny L'elisir d'amore romps back to Covent Garden

By , 27 May 2017
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Maurizio Muraro (Don Pasquale) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Comedy and cruelty in Don Pasquale at San Francisco Opera

By , 28 September 2016
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Christophe Mortagne (Roi Carotte) © Stofleth
Lyon

A well seasoned concoction

By , 14 December 2015
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Philippe Talbot (Platée) © Agathe Poupeney / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Platée at Opéra Garnier : Folly in charge

By , 09 September 2015
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Diana Damrau (Manon) and Vittorio Grigolo (Des Grieux) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Damrau and Grigolo battle through Pelly’s Manon production... and win

By , 09 March 2015
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Vittorio Grigolo (Nemorino) © Mark Douet | Royal Opera
London

Grigolo’s Nemorino intoxicates Covent Garden in L’elisir d’amore

By , 18 November 2014
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Pietro Spagnoli (Sulpice) and Aleksandra Kurzak (Marie) © Javier del Real | Teatro del Real
Madrid

La Fille du régiment revives the Teatro Real

By , 23 October 2014
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Hélène Guilmette (Laoula), Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Lazuli) and Julie Boulianne (Aloès) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Chabrier’s L’étoile: a delightful mix of surreal, farce and poetry in Pelly's production

By , 04 October 2014
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Pietro Di Bianco (Biscroma Strappaviscere) et Laurent Naouri (Donna Agata Scanagalli), © Stofleth
Lyon

L’opéra célèbre l’opéra : Viva la Mamma égaye Lyon

By , 28 June 2017
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Sabina Puértolas (Marie) y Javier Camarena (Tonio) © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona

Noche estelar: La fille du régiment en el Liceu de Barcelona

By , 16 May 2017
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Julie Fuchs (Marie) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Ein Regiment für Julie Fuchs: Donizettis Fille du régiment in Wien

By , 22 September 2016
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Le Medecin malgré lui" de Gounod à Genève, décors de Chantal Thomas © Carole Parodi | GTG
Geneva

Le Médecin malgré lui de Gounod ressuscité par Laurent Pelly : une dose vitaminée au Théâtre des Nations de Genève !

By , 04 April 2016
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Adina) et Roberto Alagna (Nemorino) © Vincent Pontet - Opéra national de Paris
Paris

L'Elisir d'amore à Bastille : le couple Alagna-Kurzak au sommet

By , 08 November 2015
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Andriy Gnatiuk (Truffaldino), Oleksiy Palchykov (Scaramuccio), Cyrille Dubois (Brighella) © Bernard Coutant / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Ariadne auf Naxos à l’Opéra Bastille : de la musique avant toute chose

By , 22 January 2015
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Fabio Trümpy (Fritz) et Ruxandra Donose (la Duchesse) © GTG / Carole Parodi
Geneva

La Grande Duchesse conquiert la scène genevoise

By , 19 December 2014
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