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LisbonSt. John's Passion

St. John's Passion
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon; Michel Corboz; Sandrine Piau; Delphine Galou; Tuomas Katajala; Marco Alves dos Santos

LeipzigParsifal

© Tom Schulze
Wagner: Parsifal
Ulf Schirmer; Roland Aeschlimann; Oper Leipzig; Susanne Raschig; Petra Lang; Thomas Mohr

BudapestGyörgy Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame)

György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame)
Kurtág: Fin de partie
Markus Stenz; Pierre Audi; Christof Hetzer; Frode Olsen; Leigh Melrose

ZürichCoralineNew production

Coraline
Turnage: Coraline
Ann-Katrin Stöcker; Nina Russi; Zurich Opera; Stefan Rieckhoff; Deanna Breiwick; Sandra Hamaoui

ViennaL'italiana in Algeri

Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Jean-Christophe Spinosi; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Vienna State Opera; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Maxim Mironov

HoustonSalome

Salome
Strauss R.: Salome
Eun Sun Kim; Francisco Negrín; Houston Grand Opera; Louis Désiré; Lise Lindstrom; Susan Graham

LeipzigDie Frau ohne Schatten [all performances until 20th April CANCELLED]

© Kirsten Nijhof
Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Ulf Schirmer; Balázs Kovalik; Oper Leipzig; Heike Scheele; Sebastian Ellrich; Jennifer Wilson; Manuela Uhl
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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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A female voice florilegium: Vivaldi's Juditha triumphans in Paris

Marie-Nicole Lemieux © Geneviève LeSieur

A great performance of Vivaldi's only surviving oratorio, with Marie-Nicole Lemieux as the protagonist, under the baton of Jean-Chirstophe Spinosi.

****1
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Even crazier than the books: Gerald Barry's Alice

Clare Presland, Claudia Boyle, Hilary Summers © ROH | Clive Barda
Barry goes for out-weirding Carroll at a fast and furious pace. There's plenty of fun and it's beautifully staged – but is that enough?
**111
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A tantalizing might-have-been: Arnold Rosner’s The Chronicle of Nine

Megan Pachecano and Eric Carey © Kathy Wittman
An earnest, posthumous premiere of a flawed opera from Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
****1
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Exuberant revival of Opera North's Marriage of Figaro

Fflur Wyn (Susanna) and Phillip Rhodes (Figaro) © Robert Workman
Opera North's revival of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro directed by Jo Davies and conducted by Antony Hermus at Leeds Grand Theatre is still full of comic exuberance.
****1
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A Eugene Onegin that's less than the sum of its parts in Seattle

Marjukka Tepponen (Tatyana) and John Moore (Onegin) © Sunny Martini
Tomer Zvulun's mostly traditional account of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece arrives at Seattle Opera in an attractively staged but underwhelming package.
***11
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