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BerlinDie Schneekönigin

Penderbayne: Die Schneekönigin
Brigitte Dethier; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Carolin Mittler; Sophia Körber; Alexandra Ionis; Martin Gerke

BerlinDie Fledermaus

Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Daniel Carter; Rolando Villazón; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Johannes Leiacker; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck; Davy Cunningham; Dorian Häfner

BarcelonaTributo a John Williams

Williams
Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès; Rubén Gimeno; Salvador Vidal

BerlinThe Flower of HawaiiConcert performance

© Jan Windzus
Abraham: The Flower of Hawaii
Koen Schoots; Komische Oper Berlin; Katrin Kath; Katharina Thalbach; Alma Sadé; Tansel Akzeybek

BarcelonaEl cascanueces de Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès; Rubén Gimeno; Borja Sand Artist; Jordi Brau

BudapestLa fille du régimentNew production

Donizetti: La Fille du régiment
Fabrizio Maria Carminati; Csaba Polgár; Hungarian State Opera; Izsák Lili; Tamás Bányai; Ármin Szabó-Székely

BerlinDer Zwerg

Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg (The Dwarf)
Sir Donald Runnicles; Tobias Kratzer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Rainer Sellmaier; Stefan Woinke; Heidi Stober
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Bang to rights: a rare outing for an opera from the former GDR

Die Verurteilung des Lukullus, Paul Dessau and Bertolt Brecht's political satire about a Roman general judged for his deeds after death, has lost none of its relevance in Staatsoper Stuttgart's new production. 
****1
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Buffa or bullying? Don Pasquale on Glyndebourne Tour

Not quite as innocent an account of opera buffa as others, but for quality of musicianship, Glyndebourne Tour's revival of Mariame Clément’s production of Donizetti's comedy hits all the right notes.
****1
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Rothko meets Rococo in the Staatsoper's new Il barbiere di Siviglia

A bit too much buffo and scenic sensory overload mar the otherwise new enjoyable Il barbiere di Siviglia in Vienna.

***11
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Devilish downpour cannot dampen The Soldier's Tale at the EIF

Rarely has so distinguished a group been assembled to give this work live; it would have shone as a highlight even in a normal year of visiting foreign ensembles and performers.
*****
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The Grange Festival opens with Britten's Dream

Britten's four lovers were costumed in quasi-contemporary, even glamorous manner, stripping to their underwear for the end of Act 2... so more Love Island than Ancient Athens.
****1
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Beautiful Sing, but no Spiel: an unusual Munich Entführung

Ivor Bolton leads the Bayerische Staatsorchester in a delightful musical rendition of Mozart’s masterpiece, with a great performance by Pavol Breslik as Belmonte.

***11
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Lear in Munich: brilliant performance, but lifelessly staged

A superb cast of singers is let down by Christoph Marthaler's cold, stilted staging as Reimann's Lear returns to its birthplace.  
***11
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