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Instrument: Bass-baritone

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KarlsruheAlcina

Handel: Alcina
Andreas Spering; James Darrah; Chrisi Karvonides; Layla Claire; Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk; Benedetta Mazzucato

MunichCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Karel Mark Chichon; Lina Wertmüller; Bavarian State Opera; Enrico Job; Elīna Garanča; Bryan Hymel; Alexander Vinogradov

StockholmTosca

Tosca
Puccini: Tosca
Knut Hendriksen; Royal Swedish Opera; Björn Brusewitz; Ann-Mari Anttila; Emma Vetter; Kristian Flor

AmsterdamThe Rake's ProgressNew Production

Andrew Watts (Baba the Turk) and Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) © Monika Rittershaus
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
Ivor Bolton; Simon McBurney; Dutch National Opera; Michael Levine; Christina Cunningham; Paul Appleby; Julia Bullock

BerlinAnatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)New Production

Max Hopp (Tevye) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Max Hopp; Dagmar Manzel; Talya Lieberman

BerlinL'arlesiana

© Simon Fowler | Decca
Cilea: L'Arlesiana
Paolo Arrivabeni; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Joseph Calleja; Guanqun Yu; Dolora Zajick; Marrero Meechot

KarlsruheSunday concert

Muffat, Geminiani, Corelli, Handel
Deutsche Händel-Solisten; Rinaldo Alessandrini; Rebecca Bottone; Andreas Wolf
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Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires

Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anna Goryachova (Carmen) and Aigul Akhmetashina (Mercédès) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Interesting ideas and a brilliant orchestral performance aren't enough to overcome a visually dull staging, predictable choreography and a lack of chemistry between the protagonists.
**111
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Victorian murder mystery: Elizabeth Cree at Chicago Opera Theater

Richard Troxell (Dan Leno) and Katherine Pracht (Elizabeth Cree) © Evan Hanover
Kevin Puts effectively shapes the time-traveling structure with distinctive sound worlds as thirty dramatic vignettes unfold across a little more than an hour and a half.
****1
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The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

Andrew Watts (Baba the Turk) and Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) © Monika Rittershaus
Virtuoso modern stagecraft and a fine cast combine in a very enjoyable, present-day Rake’s Progress.
****1
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Suffering, transcendence, redemption: Parsifal at The Met

Evelyn Herlitzius (Kundry) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Parsifal) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The Met’s production of Wagner’s Parsifal is a harrowing affair, entrancing in its refusal to charm. 
*****
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Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
With a plethora of theatre seats, stools and benches it was as if Willy Decker and Wolfgang Gussman had been elected ‘Chair-men of the bored”.
***11
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Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

Gerhard Siegel (Mime) and Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Klaus Gigga
The third installment of Semperoper Dresden’s Ring des Nibelungen cycle ups the ante with an outstanding ensemble performance.
****1
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An uninspired Figaro in Prague

Jiří Hájek (Count Almavira), Jana Šrejma Kačírková (Countess) and Jana Sibera (Susanna) © Patrik Borecký
Tradition and modernity are a mismatch in this uneven production of Mozart’s comic masterpiece.
***11
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Achrainer, MartinArthur, JudAyault, OlivierBakan, IgorBakó, AntalBarberi, DominicBarea, TommasoBayley, CliveBerg, NathanBest, MatthewBlackwell, PatrickBloom, JoshuaBoehler, MattBouley, NoelBrook, MatthewBrownlee, NicholasBuffière, GeoffroyBurns, MatthewBurton, DashonBuswell, MatthewCarico, SethCedel, BrandonCrawley, NicholasCrossley-Mercer, EdwinDawkins, TimothyDohmen, AlbertDuus, SimonDürr, Karl-FriedrichEvans, AllanFavette, PhilippeFeliauer, VladimirFlor, KristianGay, PaulGilfry, RodneyGleadow , RobertGovertsen, DavidHandley, SamHeld, AlanHelgesson, FredrikHolloway, StephenHughes, EvanImmergluck, RichardKarnolsky, NicolaiKim, LeonKiria, MikheilKleeman, JeremyKlorek, KristofKokora, JouniKupfer-Radecky, MichaelLapich, IlyaLavoie, TomislavLoges, StephanLutze, MatthiasLécroart, MatthieuMarabelli, EnricoMargheri, GianlucaMarquardt, MarkusMayer, FranzMcKinny, RyanMengus, RégisMiroslaw, DanielMolloy, JohnNiedzwiecki, ZachariasNikitin, EvgenyOkulitch, DanielOtsuka, HiroakiPaterson, IainPlachetka, AdamPomakov, RobertPrýgl, BorisPursell, ChristianPushniak, OleksandrRaschke, MarcelReiter, AlfredRelyea, JohnRichard, ArnaudSaks, GidonSalmon, AntoineSchmeckenbecher, JochenSchmutzhard, DanielSchrott, ErwinSchwartz, MarkusSheehan, PaulShenyangShishlyaev, AlexeySingletary, DonovanSlater, AndrewSly, PhilippeSmoriginas, KostasSpeer, Yorck FelixSykes, JubilantSylvestre, AlexandreSándor, CsabaSüße, Jan-FrankTerfel, Sir BrynThorpe, CallumTikhomirov, AlexeyTines, DavóneTravis, DaleTréguier, ChristianVan Horn, ChristianVolle, DietrichWagner, JosefWalker [Bass-baritone], PeterWalker, AlfredWallace, VinceWeisser, JohannesWhite, Sir WillardWolf, AndreasWörner, DominikYoun, SamuelZaraev, AntonZwarg, Oliverdi Pierro, Nahuel