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MadridDon Fernando, el Emplazado - concert version

Zubiaurre: Don Fernando, el Emplazado
José Miguel Pérez-Sierra; Teatro Real; Miren Urbieta-Vega; Cristina Faus; Damián del Castillo; José Bros

MadridViva la mamma (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali)

Donizetti: Viva la mamma (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali)
Evelino Pidò; Laurent Pelly; Teatro Real; José Miguel Pérez-Sierra; Chantal Thomas; Nino Machaidze

ZürichMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Marco Armiliato; Ted Huffman; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Annemarie Woods; Ana María Martínez; Saimir Pirgu

PragueSemyon Bychkov conducts Brahms

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Czech Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov; Chen Reiss; Boris Prýgl; Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno; Petr Fiala

ZürichLucia di LammermoorNew production

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Speranza Scappucci; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Silke Willrett; Massimo Cavalletti; Lisette Oropesa

ZürichDon Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Sir Mark Elder; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Zurich Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Vitalij Kowaljow; Marcelo Álvarez

ZürichIdomeneo

Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Giovanni Antonini; Jetske Mijnssen; Zurich Opera; Sergey Romanovsky; Olivia Vermeulen; Lauren Snouffer; Guanqun Yu
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“The plague is with us”: Death in Venice hits close to the bone

Carried by a handful of standout performances, Britten’s story of madness and infection comes into its own in 2021, in the Opéra National du Rhin's clever and inventive staging. 

*****
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The martyrs and the oppressed: Peter Grimes at Teatro Real Madrid

The new production of Peter Grimes stands out as the strongest item in Teatro Real's season, with magnificent staging by Deborah Warner and superb musical direction by Ivor Bolton, with outstanding vocal and dramatic performances.

*****
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A requiem to honour the dead in Venice

Claus Peter Flor directs La Fenice forces with a fine quartet of soloists in the Requiem by Mozart that somewhat unjustifiably carries the composer's name, prefaced by a companion-piece motet.
***11
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A marriage crisis turned action comedy: Figaro in Berlin

Part of a new Da-Ponte trilogy, Le nozze di Figaro premieres online at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin
****1
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A “poem of blood and lust” reconsidered at Deutsche Oper Berlin

If you have dismissed this opera as overstuffed kitsch in the past, you might want to take a look at this production. It could well change your mind.
*****
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Striking choral juxtapositions in Venice

An afternoon of mostly enjoyable singing and music-making from the chorus and instrumentalists of La Fenice in an empty Teatro Malibran.

***11
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Tcherniakov's new Freischütz a brilliant piece of theater in Munich

Dmitri Tcherniakov updates the "German Romantic Opera" into a modern-day thriller with interesting twists in a musically splendid performance in Munich.
*****
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