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LeipzigMagnificatWorld première

Magnificat
Bach: Magnificat
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Christoph Gedschold; Paul Zoller; Steffi Lehmann

BudapestBánk bán

Bánk bán
Erkel: Bánk bán
Ádám Medveczky; Attila Vidnyánszky; Hungarian State Opera; Oleksandr Bilozub; Viktória Nagy; András Káldi Kiss; Marcell Bakonyi

GranadaEl Réquiem de Mozart

El *Réquiem* de Mozart
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626
Orquesta Ciudad de Granada; Carlos Federico Sepúlveda; Leticia Rodríguez; Isabel Egea; Francisco Díaz; Francisco Crespo

MunichLa fanciulla del WestNew production

La fanciulla del West
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
James Gaffigan; Andreas Dresen; Bavarian State Opera; Mathias Fischer-Dieskau; Sabine Greunig; Anja Kampe; Brandon Jovanovich

LondonOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Hunting for Aliens

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Hunting for Aliens
Bach: Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende - Cantata, BWV90
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Ciara Hendrick; James Way; Jonathan Brown

MunichParsifal

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Kirill Petrenko; Pierre Audi; Bavarian State Opera; Georg Baselitz; Florence von Gerkan; Michael Nagy; Derek Welton

MadridMahler

Mahler
Mahler: Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez; Ruth Iniesta; Gerhild Romberger; Coro de RTVE; Coro de la ORCAM
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A finely gauged Walküre from Jurowski and the LPO

Ruxandra Donose and Stuart Skelton © Simon Jay Price
The chance to watch their finely gauged interpretation unfold on the Royal Festival Hall platform was a privilege.
****1
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A tale of many Tchaikovskys: The Queen of Spades at ROH

Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky / Tchaikovsky) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Herheim places the composer at the centre of his opera in a staging that's clever and erudite but somewhat cold; musical performances are mixed.
***11
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A worthy rarity: Erkel’s Bánk bán has its belated American première

Levente Molnár (Bánk bán) and István Rácz (Tiborc) © Attila Nagy
The music, a combination of Italian-sounding melodies, German instrumentation and Hugarian dotted rhythms, was remarkably captivating.
****1
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A low profile staging for Nabucco in Naples

Giovanni Meoni (Nabucco) © Luciano Romano
Jean-Paul Scarpitta’s San Carlo staging was almost as minimal as a biblical oratorio.
***11
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Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)
Michael Volle and Klaus Florian Vogt demonstrate that they are indeed master singers in Munich, despite adversity, in a revival of David Bösch's contemporary production.
****1
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Verdi’s Requiem at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

Domingo Hindoyan © Arne Hyckenberg
Domingo Hindoyan conducts a cast of Swedish performers in Verdi’s masterpiece, for the Baltic Sea Festival.
***11
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Hrůša's clarity of vision focuses Dvořák’s Requiem in Edinburgh

Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Jakub Hrůša leads a brilliant performace of Dvořák’s Requiem, but it doesn't completely dispel doubts about the work.
****1
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