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Instrument: Countertenor

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PhiladelphiaSky on SwingsWorld première

Sky on Swings
Beecher: Sky on Swings
Geoffrey McDonald; Joanna Settle; Opera Philadelphia; Andrew Lieberman; Tilly Grimes; Frederica von Stade; Marietta Simpson

PhiladelphiaGlass HandelWorld première

Glass Handel
Opera Philadelphia; Anthony Roth Costanzo; Justin Peck; Patricia Delgado

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

LondonMemorial

Pook: Memorial
Yaron Lifschitz; Chris Drummond; Michael Hankin; Renate Henschke; Helen Morse

VarazdinLadino

Ensemble Naya; Yaniv d'Or

DijonVespers à la Serenissima

Cavalli: Vespero della Beata Vergine Maria
Étienne Meyer; Anne Magouët; Dagmar Saskova; Pascal Bertin; Antonio Giovannini

LondonTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram
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Magical musicianship, but drab direction

Mirella Hagen (Morgana) and Rainer Trost (Oronte) © Herwig Prammer
Marlis Petersen's Alcina bloomed for a knockout “Ah! mio cor!” just in time for intermission.
***11
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Handelian dream team: Jaroussky and Baráth delight in Budapest

Philippe Jaroussky and Emőke Baráth © Attila Nagy, Müpa Budapest
Philippe Jaroussky and Emőke Baráth's team-up with the Ensemble Artaserse proved nothing short of wonderful.
****1
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Prom 74: Intimacy and reflection in Handel's Theodora

Louise Alder © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Jonathan Cohen leads a sensitive performance by Arcangelo, with a line-up of five outstanding lyrical voices. 
****1
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A gripping Return of Ulysses from Opera Collective Ireland

Gyula Nagy (Ulysses) © Marshall Light Studio
Fine singing all round, sensitive continuo musicianship and dramatic action make for a thoroughly enjoyable Return of Ulysses by Monteverdi.
****1
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The Enchanted Island a rich and strange Baroque confection

Timothy Edlin (Caliban) and Frances Gregory (Sycorax) © Robert Workman
Rather than compiling a Top Ten of Baroque Hits, The Enchanted Island amounts to much more than a gallimaufry of choice gobbets, seasoned with French galenterie.
****1
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Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
A wonderful cast conducted by William Christie in a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival. 
****1
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Everybody loves David: Handel’s Saul at Glyndebourne

Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal), Iestyn Davies (David) and Allan Clayton (Jonathan) © Bill Cooper
Barrie Kosky's punchy, visually exhilarating take on Saul, with Iestyn Davies as a sublime David, makes for a powerful evening of drama at Glyndebourne.
****1
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