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ZürichLa verità in cimento, RV 739

La verità in cimento, RV 739
Vivaldi: La verità in cimento, RV 739
Ottavio Dantone; Jan Philipp Gloger; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Julie Fuchs; Liliana Nikiteanu

OxfordYoung Artist Platform: Jessica Dandy & Dylan Perez

Young Artist Platform: Jessica Dandy & Dylan Perez
Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Tchaikovsky, Montsalvatge
Jessica Dandy; Dylan Perez

HoustonThe Flying Dutchman

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Patrick Summers; Tomer Zvulun; Houston Grand Opera; Jacob A. Climer; Andrzej Dobber; Melody Moore

LondonHandel Serse (concert performance)

Handel: Serse (Xerxes)
Maxim Emelyanychev; Franco Fagioli; Inga Kalna; Vivica Genaux; Francesca Aspromonte

LondonFulham Opera presents Don Carlo

Fulham Opera presents Don Carlo
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Benjamin Woodward; Lewis Reynolds; Fulham Opera; Michael Thrift; Keel Watson; Steven Fredericks; Alberto Sousa

MaastrichtA Quiet Place

Bernstein: A Quiet Place
Karel Deseure; Orpha Phelan; Opera Zuid; Madeleine Boyd; Lisa Mostin; Turiya Haudenhuyse; Mireille Capelle

TilburgA Quiet Place

Bernstein: A Quiet Place
Karel Deseure; Orpha Phelan; Opera Zuid; Madeleine Boyd; Lisa Mostin; Turiya Haudenhuyse; Mireille Capelle
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Guth's FroSch arrives at Unter den Linden

Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Guth's incisive staging of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's grandest opera proves a moving and detailed experience at its transfer to the reopened Staatsoper. 
****1
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Wonderful choral singing in Edinburgh's Mahler 8

Daniel Harding © Aly Wright
A superb choral performance and some memorable solo moments bring Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" to life, even if the sheer energy of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra turns frantic at times.
***11
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A fun-packed Falstaff from Opera Bohemia

Andrew McTaggart (Falstaff) © Opera Bohemia
Opera Bohemia provides a fun-filled showcase for Conservatoire graduates in a finely sung Falstaff heading for the Edinburgh Fringe with a small orchestra.
****1
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Rinaldo given a rock makeover in Martina Franca

Teresa Iervolino (Rinaldo) © Paolo Conserva
Giorgio Sangati's staging idea pits Christians vs Saracens as pop stars against dark metal.
***11
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Prom 11: A Mahlerian leaving party

Morris Robinson, Quinn Kelsey and Thomas Søndergård © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Thomas Søndergård’s final performance as chief of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales sees them pull off Mahler 8 in style.
****1
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Sir John in Love: the fat knight returns to Covent Garden

Sir Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Rupert © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Sir Bryn Terfel’s Falstaff is still a cherishable rogue as he takes on the title role in Robert Carsen’s joyous staging at the Royal Opera. 
****1
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A metaphor for the modern world in Zurich

Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Calixto Bieito sets Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in a hedonist, decadent society whose citizens are defined by their egotism, ambition and sexual exploits.
****1
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