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BernThe Medium

Menotti: The Medium
Anne Hinrichsen; Alexander Kreuselberg; Stadttheater Bern; Konstantina Dacheva; Maya Däster; Claude Eichenberger; Elissa Huber

AucklandCandide

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

BerlinDie FledermausNew Production

© Bettina Stöß
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Donald Runnicles; Rolando Villazón; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Johannes Leiacker; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck; Thomas Blondelle; Annette Dasch

MadridStreet SceneNew Production

Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Weill: Street Scene
Tim Murray; John Fulljames; Teatro Real; Dick Bird; Geoffrey Dolton; Jeni Bern

GothenburgThe Monster in the Maze

The Monster in the Maze
Dove: The Monster in the Maze
Martin Nagashima Toft; Mattias Ermedahl; Göteborg Opera; Tomas Sjöstedt; Ann-Kristin Jones; Joachim Bäckström

HalleDie Nachtigall des Zaren - Inszenierte Lesung mit Arien der Barockzeit

Händelfestspielorchester Halle; Katrin Wittrisch; Veit Güssow; Leandro Marziotte; Robert Joseph Bartl

Tel AvivLife According to Lenny - The Philharmonic for Children

Bernstein
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Rani Porat; Keren Hadar; Emmanuel Hannoun
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“Rising up triumphant!”: Odyssey Opera’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher

Shura Baryshnikov (Jeanne) © Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films
Boston's Odyssey Opera performs a rarity: Arthur Honegger's Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher, a dramatic oratorio inspired by medieval mystery plays. 
****1
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A vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Weill's neglected "American Opera" opens in Madrid with a refurbished production by John Fulljames and a strong cast led by Patricia Racette.
***11
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Traetta's Antigona a forceful Baroque drama in Amsterdam

Erika Simons (Antigona) © Jörg Landsberg
Tommaso Traetta’s Antigona is given a powerful staging, although not all the voices proved big enough for its mythical subject.
***11
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Respighi rarity a riotous romp at Opéra de Lyon

Nikoleta Kapetanidou (The princess) and Grégoire Mour (The Prince) © Blandine Soulage
L’Opéra de Lyon’s new production of Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco was an operatic pastiche with fairy tale fantasy and foxtrots thrown in for good measure.   
***11
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La Fenice's superb new Widow is always Merry, even without sequins and ostrich feathers

Christoph Pohl (Count Danilo) © Michele Crosera
Damiano Michieletto's new production in Venice sets the operetta in the 1950s. 
*****
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Stunning Candide from LA Opera

Kelsey Grammer (as Voltaire) © Ken Howard
Whether it’s half an opera, three quarters an operetta, or a musical and a half, Francesca Zambello’s team put together a production that was easy to fall in love with. 
****1
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Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

Act 3, Die Fledermaus © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The Temple of Opera has opened its doors to operetta. For the first time the Teatro alla Scala is staging Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus.
***11
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