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Instrument: Alto

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MilanFin de partieWorld Première

Fin de partie
Kurtág: Fin de partie
Markus Stenz; Pierre Audi; Teatro alla Scala; Christof Hetzer; Frode Olsen; Leigh Melrose

BerlinDie Sache Makropulos

Die Sache Makropulos
Janáček: The Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)
Marko Letonja; David Hermann; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Christof Hetzer; Evelyn Herlitzius; Aleš Briscein

GüterslohChorkonzert

Mendelssohn: St Paul, Op.36
North West German Philharmonic; Thomas Berning; Hannah Morrison; Janina Hollich; Patrick Grahl; Tobias Berndt

LondonderryHandel's Messiah - The Guildhall Derry~Londonderry

Handel: Messiah
Ulster Orchestra; Laurence Cummings; Ailish Tynan; Cécile van de Sant; Nicholas Mulroy; Njal Sparbo

BelfastHandel's Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Ulster Orchestra; Laurence Cummings; Ailish Tynan; Cécile van de Sant; Nicholas Mulroy; Njal Sparbo

BelfastHandel's Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Laurence Cummings; Ailish Tynan; Cécile van de Sant; Nicholas Mulroy; Njal Sparbo

GrazMessiah

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Handel: Messiah
Recreation-Großes Orchester Graz; Andreas Stoehr; Cornelia Horak; Juliette Chauvet; Franz Gürtelschmied; Mathias Hausmann
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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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A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh Festival

The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan
Sir Mark Elder and The Hallé orchestra are the powerhouse in a memorable performance of Siegfried. Simon O’ Neill, Iain Paterson and Christine Goerke head up a universally strong cast.
****1
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Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Petrenko's Puccini is bracingly alert, filled with colour and has a romantic sweep that is utterly transporting.
*****
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