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Instrument: Countertenor

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CincinnatiA Lush and Rhythmic Romance

Gabrieli, Bernstein, MacMillan, Ravel
Juanjo Mena; May Festival Chorus; David Daniels

ParisOrfeo ed Euridice

Philippe Jaroussky (Orfeo), Patricia Petibon (Eurydice) © Vincent Pontet
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Diego Fasolis; Robert Carsen; Tobias Hoheisel; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon

LyonGerManiaWorld première

Raskatov: GerMania
Alejo Pérez; John Fulljames; Opéra de Lyon; Magda Willi; Michael Gniffke; James Kryshak; Karl Laquit

BerlinSemeleNew Production

Nicole Chevalier (Semele), Katarina Bradić (Ino) and Ezgi Kutlu (Juno) © Monika Rittershaus
Handel: Semele
Konrad Junghänel; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Natacha Le Guen de Kerneizon; Carla Teti; Nicole Chevalier; Katarina Bradić

Bad LauchstädtParnasso in festa

Handel: Parnasso in festa
Wolfgang Katschner; Sigrid T'Hooft; Niels Badenhop; Riccardo Angelo Strano; Hanna Herfurtner

MadridCarta Blanca a Gabriel Erkoreka

Carta Blanca a Gabriel Erkoreka
Ravel, Erkoreka, Xenakis
Orquesta Nacional de España; André de Ridder; Jean-Guihen Queyras; Carlos Mena

HalleOrmisda (konzertante Aufführung)

Handel: Ormisda, HWV A3
Leo Duarte; Opera Settecento; Hugo Hymes; Ciara Hendrick; Tom Verney; Maria Ostroukhova
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A religious experience at Prague Spring

Mary Bevan © Petra Hajská
Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Baroque specialists continue their crusade to bring Bach's church cantatas to the modern world.
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Thunder and lightning put an end to love in Komische Oper’s Semele

Nicole Chevalier (Semele), Katarina Bradić (Ino) and Ezgi Kutlu (Juno) © Monika Rittershaus
Handel’s Semele is presented as a flashback at the Komische Oper in Berlin. 
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A stunning Judas Maccabaeus at Göttingen

Kenneth Tarver © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Laurence Cummings leads the FestspielOrchester Göttingen, the NDR Choir and an exemplary set of soloists led by in a definitive performance of Handel's oratorio.
*****
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Starry performance can’t lift Caldara’s Planets to the skies

Andrea Marcon © Marco Borggreve
Accomplished performances from the cast and La Cetra Baroque Orchestra can’t fully compensate the shortcomings of Caldara’s Harmony of the Planets.
***11
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Handel’s Solomon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Maarten Engeltjes © Harrison Parrott
Despite the longueurs of the piece, this performance of Solomon was pretty much perfect. 
****1
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Opera Atelier's strengths reinforced with Monteverdi

Krešimir Špicer (Ulysses) and Christopher Enns (Telemaco) © Bruce Zinger | Opera Atelier
Opera Atelier's return to the earliest part of the repertoire with Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria showcases their strengths in a relatively restrained production anchored by a strong ensemble cast.
***11
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Orlando furioso as Baroque extravaganza in Venice

Sonia Prina (Orlando) © Festival della Valle d’Itria di Martina Franca
Ceresa’s flamboyant production from the Festival della Valle d’Itria is revived in Venice with a strong cast under the baton of Diego Fasolis.
****1
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