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ZürichL'OlimpiadeNew production

L'Olimpiade
Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade
Ottavio Dantone; David Marton; Zurich Opera; Christian Friedländer; Tabea Braun; Carlo Allemano; Sophie Junker

ZürichManon

© T+T | Toni Suter
Massenet: Manon
Fabio Luisi; Floris Visser; Zurich Opera; Dieuweke van Reij; Vannina Santoni; Ziyi Dai

LondonOrigin Stories: Strauss' Elektra

© Chris Gloag
Strauss R.: Elektra
Esa-Pekka Salonen; Iréne Theorin; Anna Larsson; Lise Davidsen; Peixin Chen

WinterthurViva la mamma (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali)New production

Viva la mamma (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali)
Donizetti: Viva la mamma (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali)
Carrie-Ann Matheson; Mélanie Huber; Zurich Opera; Nora Johanna Gromer; Lena Hiebel; Lina Dambrauskaite; Yuriy Hadzetskyy

LondonNathalie Stutzmann: The Power of Love

Barbican
Schubert, Fauré, Chausson, Debussy
Nathalie Stutzmann; Inger Södergren

ZürichMadama Butterfly

© T+T / Toni Suter
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Marco Armiliato; Ted Huffman; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Annemarie Woods; Ana María Martínez; Saimir Pirgu

MadridOrlando furioso - concert version

Orlando furioso - concert version
Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728
George Petrou; Teatro Real; Max Emanuel Cenčić; Julia Lezhneva; Ruxandra Donose; Sonja Runje
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In Brno, a vital and resonant Jenůfa

Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) and Richard Samek (Števa) © Marek Olbrzymek
The Janáček Festival maintains its proud tradition with a brave eleventh-hour performance.
****1
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Bernard Labadie leads the Montreal Symphony in Mozart and Beethoven

Bernard Labadie © Antoine Saito
Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Karina Gauvin star in Mozart concert arias before a very gentle Pastoral Symphony at the Maison symphonique.
***11
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Take Me to Church: Tiefsinn at the Davos Festival

Davos Festival Chamber Choir © Yannick Andrea | Davos Festival (2019)
Staged in the town’s quaint St Johann Church, the Davos Festival’s “Tiefsinn” concert featured a fine choir and soloists, saxophone quartet, chamber orchestra and a dauntless solo cellist.
****1
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There will be blood: Elektra in Salzburg

Aušrinė Stundytė (Elektra) © Bernd Uhlig | Salzburger Festspiele
An Elektra conducted like Mendelssohnian fairy music, sung not shouted, just as Strauss required.
****1
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La Fenice reopens its doors with Vivaldi's first opera

Ottone in villa © Michele Crosera
The lack of a curtain has forced the director to employ a new inventiveness, if only with partially success.
***11
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Iván Fischer focuses on the big picture in Mahler 5 at Lincoln Center

Iván Fischer © Akos Stiller
The players of the Budapest Festival Orchestra once again proved themselves to be a remarkably cohesive ensemble.
****1
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Stylish, powerful Nixon in China from Scottish Opera

Julia Sporsén (Pat Nixon) © James Glossop

Scottish Opera’s Nixon in China in a stylish, living history production from John Fulljames, with strong performances across the board, Joana Carneiro stoking the fires in the pit.

****1
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