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DijonIl était une fois l’opéra

Il était une fois l’opéra
Various
Anass Ismat; Chœur de l'Opéra de Dijon; Charline Grand; Louise Belmas; Marie Duquesnois

BerlinParsifal

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Donald Runnicles; Philipp Stölzl; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Kathi Maurer; Sir Simon Keenlyside; Derek Welton

LeipzigDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Ulf Schirmer; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Christoph Gedschold; Jula Reindell; Iain Paterson

ZürichDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Riccardo Minasi; Sebastian Baumgarten; Zurich Opera; Barbara Ehnes; Tabea Braun; Franck Evin; Chris Kondek

LeipzigDie Zauberflöte

© Tom Schulze
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
David Reiland; Ralf Nürnberger; Oper Leipzig; Yadegar Asisi; Claudia Rühle; Matthias Stier; Patrick Vogel

BerlinTristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Donald Runnicles; Graham Vick; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Paul Brown; Iréne Theorin; Stephen Gould

BerlinJephthaNew production

© Jan Windszus Photography
Handel: Jephtha
Christian Curnyn; Richard Jones; Komische Oper Berlin; Hyemi Shin; Aletta Collins; Simon Berger
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Beethoven keeps the flame burning

Esa-Pekka rehearses 1808 Reconstructed with the Philharmonia © Camilla Greenwell
Directed by Gerard McBurney, this concert recreated the marathon Akademie conducted by Beethoven in Vienna which saw the premieres of four major works. 
*****
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Juan Diego Flórez successfully debuts as Rodolfo in Zurich's Bohème

Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo) and Ruzan Mantashyan (Mimì) © Toni Suter
In a reprise of Ole Anders Tandberg’s somewhat confused production, a solid cast performs a charming bohème, under the baton of Marco Armiliato.
***11
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Louis Langrée makes his New York Philharmonic debut

Louis Langrée © A. J. Waltz

Three of the pieces that Louis Langrée conducted in his New York Philharmonic debut concerts were similarly atmospheric and impressionistic, stealing each other’s thunder. Happily, the Scriabin was cathartic.

***11
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An immensely dramatic opera: Le Prophète in Berlin

Gregory Kunde (Jean de Leyde), Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017 © Bettina Stöss
Meyerbeer's tale of the Anabaptist rebellion in the 16th-century religious wars proves to be a powerful thriller, with Clémentine Margaine and Gregory Kunde leading a very strong singing cast.
****1
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Astrid Kessler nails the title role in Arabella in Zurich

Julia Kleiter (Arabella), Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk (The Fiakermilli) and chorus © Toni Suter
Using the Nazi regime as his Leitmotif, Canadian director Robert Carsen brings Richard Strauss’ Arabella to the Zurich stage. 
***11
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Philip Glass and David Byrne's Knee Plays

The Crossing performing Knee Plays at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts © John C. Hawthorne
The Knee Plays was an unusual selection to kick off a Philip Glass celebration, but the engaging production spoke to a time and associations in the composer's career.
*****
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Theater an der Wien premieres Christian Jost's Egmont

Edgaras Montvidas (Count Egmont) and Bo Skovhus (Duke of Alba) © Monika Rittershaus
Keith Warner directs a new opera which packs in betrayal, murder, oppression, freedom, love and the Spanish Inquisition into a mere 90 minutes.
****1
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Aguirre Zubiri, RémiAndresen, Jörn HinnerkAntonenko, EkaterinaArman, HowardBardot, OlivierBasso, Jose LuisBines, JeremyBingert, JensBohlin, RagnarBoucheron, SophieBratschke, DetlefBöttcher, ThomasBürgi, CordulaCaiani, AlfonsoCaputo, SalvatoreCarey, ColmCarr, GavinCasas, JordiCavelius, DavidCharron, Jean-ChristopheChestnut, Patrick FrancisChristophers, HarryChvála, JiříCorti, NicoleDa Rio, LorenzoDaus, JoshardDi Stefano, AlessandroDijkstra, PeterDunleavy, LeeEckhoff, SörenEhmann, MarkusEitler-de Lint, ThomasEliel Márquez, HéctorFagone, StellarioFauró, AntonioFerlesch, HeinzFiala, PetrFoon, Wong LaiFriedrich, EberhardGarcia, ConxitaGlaßner, AloisGoodson, BenjaminGény, NoëlleGötz, WolfgangGünther, ChristianHalsey, SimonHelgath, FlorianHenneman, SigurdHyökki, MattiIsmat, AnassJames, Huw RhysJarry, GaétanJaskolka, PatrickJourdain, MorganJuris, DaniKastelic, JankoKenda, GerdKoller, AlexanderKorovitch, MarcKoutroupis, AntoniosKristen, HolgerKļava, SigvardsLeenaars, GijsLindhorst, ChristianMalleret, BéatriceMegill, AndrewMenaker, BerkunMichael, TilmanMichalski, GerhardMichałowski, BartoszMladenov, GeorgiMoncado, BernhardMonti, PieroMáspero, AndrésOrtner, ErwinPad, ZoltánPeraldo, HugoPerales, FrancescPetrenko, AndreiPineau, FrédéricPiquemal, MichelPolonsky, VitalyPrinz, JohannesPujol, ManuelRaffelsberger, ErnstRedondo, FélixRichter, ThomasRobbins, RichardRomano, MathieuSamedov, RustamSantana, Luis GarciaSchneider{Choir master}, BernhardSchwarz, GottholdShannon, KathleenShort, NigelSidoroff, MikkoSomos, CsabaSow, LionelStessin, AlexanderStok, KlaasTillac, AuroreTomihira, KyoheiVaask, TarmoVasilek, LukášVerhoeven, PetraVinagre, Juan RamónVolke, CorneliusWilberforce, Richard ArthurWolfe, DuainWright, MartinZeh, Walterde Groot, Klaas-Jan