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ManchesterWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Mark Aspinall; Sarah Frankcom; Unknown; Anna Fleischle; Polly Sullivan; Gabriela Garcia; Andy Coxon

MunichMavra / IolantaNew production

Anna El-Khashem (Parascha) © Wilfried Hösl
Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky
Alevtina Ioffe; Axel Ranisch; Bavarian State Opera; Falko Herold; Anna El-Khashem; Freddie de Tommaso

New York CityDon Giovanni

Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Cornelius Meister; Michael Grandage; Metropolitan Opera; Christopher Oram; Peter Mattei; Adam Plachetka

ZürichManonNew production

Manon
Massenet: Manon
Marco Armiliato; Floris Visser; Zurich Opera; Dieuweke van Reij; Elsa Dreisig; Piotr Beczała

BudapestCavalleria rusticana

Cavalleria rusticana
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Marco Comin; Georges Delnon; Hungarian State Opera; Madeleine Schleich; Prisca Baumann; Ildikó Komlósi; Zsófia Kálnay

ViennaParsifal

Wagner: Parsifal
Valery Gergiev; Alvis Hermanis; Vienna State Opera; Kristīne Jurjāne; Thomas Johannes Mayer; Boaz Daniel

AachenTrouible in Tahiti & A Quiet Place

Bernstein
Christopher Ward; Nina Russi; Theater Aachen; Mathis Neidhardt
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A sophisticated new Butterfly directed by Ferzan Ozpetek in Naples

Evgenia Muraveva (Cio-Cio-San) © Luciano Romano
Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek stages this new production of Madama Butterfly at Teatro San Carlo in Naples with a fine, penetrating approach.
***11
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Quiet tragedy: Robert Wilson's Otello in Baden-Baden

Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona) and Stuart Skelton (Otello) © Lucie Jansch
Zubin Mehta conducts Verdi's Otello in an iconic Robert Wilson production of stylized theater where less is more. The effect was mesmerizing.  
****1
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A colorless Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera

Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera
The Met's spectators love Mozart’s opera, but they deserve an updated staging.
***11
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Einspringer save the day in a joyous Staatsoper Meistersinger

Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig
There's little to like in Andrea Moses' production, but a fine cast and glorious playing and conducting make for an enthralling performance of Wagner's grand comedy.  
****1
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Champagne without the fizz: Tcherniakov's Betrothal in a Monastery

Lauri Vasar, Goran Jurić, Violeta Urmana, Aida Garifullina (Luisa) und Bogdan Volkov © Ruth and Martin Walz
The Russian director's role play production of Prokofiev's comedy falls flat at the Staatsoper.
***11
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Lost Dog's alternative Juliet & Romeo

Ben Duke and Solène Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo © Jane Hobson
Clever in its concept, witty in its development, precise in its interpretation, refreshingly universal and accessible.
*****
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Alonzo King's LINES Ballet goes wild

Maya Harr, Babatunji and Madeline DeVries in Pole Star © Manny Crisostomo
A projection of green sky above shadowy mountains hovered behind their duet, and the curved bodies of the other dancers moved, barely visible, in the darkness of downstage.
****1
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