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GothenburgAriadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
Patrik Ringborg; Rodula Gaitanou; Göteborg Opera; George Souglides; Annalena Persson; Sofie Asplund

Bern2. Sitzkissenkonzert: Gipflestürmer

Christian Holenstein; Anja Nicklich; Ingrid Schmanke; Cordula Mundhenk; Catherine Kämper

San FranciscoOne Story Two Operas

Bernstein, Heggie
Nicole Paiement; Opera Parallèle; Brian Staufenbiel; Renée Rapier; Abigail Levis

BudapestCosì fan tutte

Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Péter Halász; Miklós Szinetár; Hungarian State Opera; Gábor Forray; Judit Schäffer; Klára Kolonits; Mária Celeng

SarasotaManon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Victor DeRenzi; Stephanie Sundine; Sarasota Opera; David P Gordon; Howard Tsvi Kaplan; Sandra Lopez; Matthew Vickers

TokyoMatsukaze

© Bernd Uhlig
Hosokawa: Matsukaze
David Robert Coleman; Sasha Waltz; New National Theatre; Pia Maier-Schriever; Christine Birkle; Ilse Eerens; Charlotte Hellekant

ViennaLe nozze di Figaro

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Sascha Goetzel; Jean-Louis Martinoty; Vienna State Opera; Hans Schavernoch; Sylvie de Segonzac; Simon Keenlyside; Olga Bezsmertna
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A vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Weill's neglected "American Opera" opens in Madrid with a refurbished production by John Fulljames and a strong cast led by Patricia Racette.
***11
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Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires

Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anna Goryachova (Carmen) and Aigul Akhmetashina (Mercédès) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Interesting ideas and a brilliant orchestral performance aren't enough to overcome a visually dull staging, predictable choreography and a lack of chemistry between the protagonists.
**111
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A colourful, exuberant riot: ENO's Iolanthe

ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL
Cal McCrystal goes long on the ham and keeps the gags flowing in a visually stunning production that will delight G&S lovers.
****1
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Modified rapture: Tcherniakov's new Tristan

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus
A passionless staging of Wagner's masterpiece throws cold water on Barenboim's fiery conducting at the Staatsoper.
***11
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Victorian murder mystery: Elizabeth Cree at Chicago Opera Theater

Richard Troxell (Dan Leno) and Katherine Pracht (Elizabeth Cree) © Evan Hanover
Kevin Puts effectively shapes the time-traveling structure with distinctive sound worlds as thirty dramatic vignettes unfold across a little more than an hour and a half.
****1
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Traetta's Antigona a forceful Baroque drama in Amsterdam

Erika Simons (Antigona) © Jörg Landsberg
Tommaso Traetta’s Antigona is given a powerful staging, although not all the voices proved big enough for its mythical subject.
***11
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Sensational Hungarian double bill at Müpa

Viktória Vizin and Jordan Shanahan in Senza sangue © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa Budapest
In a sensational Hungarian double bill of taut psychological drama at Müpa, Péter Eötvös' Senza sangue proves a thrilling partner to Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle.
*****
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Performers
Aboim, JoãoAkina, HenryAlbery, TimAlden, ChristopherAlden, DavidAlexander, ChrisAlexander, JamesAmato, LorenzoAndrade, SuzanneAnger, FerencAntoniozzi, AlfonsoAppleton, EsmeArbus, ArinArlaud, PhilippeArmfield, NeilArye, EvgenyAsagaroff, GrischaAudi, PierreAuvray, Jean-ClaudeAyling, DanBarbalich, ElenaBarberio Corsetti, GiorgioBarlog, BoleslawBarlow, StephenBastet, EmmanuelleBaumgarten, SebastianBaur, BenBausch, PinaBeaulne, MartineBechtolf, Sven-EricBednárik, JozefBell, JohnBellorini, JeanBellotto, FrancescoBelyanushkin, DmitryBeneš, DominikBerger-Gorski, BrunoBerghaus, RuthBernard, AndreaBernard, ArnaudBertman, DmitriBertolani, FedericoBieito, CalixtoBiganzoli, JochenBinasco, ValerioBlakemore, MichaelBobée, DavidBogomolov, KonstantinBondy, LucBooth, SusanBorrelli, VittorioBory, AurélienBosse, JanBothe, MarkusBoussard, VincentBreth, AndreaBrockhaus, HenningBrook, IrinaBruce, GarnettBurbach, RüdigerBureau, PaulineBöhm, VolkerBösch, DavidCaban, MichalCaille-Perret, DamienCaird, JohnCairns, TomCano Restrepo, Juana InesCarsen, RobertCarsten, ChristianCastellucci, RomeoCastiglione, EnricoCastorf, FrankCaurier, PatriceCavani, LilianaCenčić, Max EmanuelCeresa, FabioCharoy, LaurentCherkaoui, Sidi LarbiChudovský, MariánChyra, AndrzejChéreau, PatriceCigni, AndreaClarke, JeffCoats, JacquelineCogitore, ClémentColeman, DavidCollins, AlettaCollins, MarthaConway, JamesCopley, JohnCoppens, ChristopheCoppola, SofiaCordoliani, EmmanuelleCowell, ChristopherCox, JohnCranko, JohnCucchi, RosettaCura, JoséCurran, PaulCurry, MichaelDante, EmmaDarrah, JamesDaubnerová, SlávaDavids, MatthiasDavies, JoDavis, BenjaminDecker, WillyDelbono, PippoDelnon, GeorgesDeschamps, JérômeDiamond, TomDiaz, MarceloDijkema, MichielDomingo, MartaDorn, DieterDoucet, RenaudDoyle, JohnDočekal, MichalDresen, AdolfDresen, AndreasDuffaut, NadineDuncan, MartinDäuper, CordulaDésiré, LouisEcker, EikeEdwards, GaleEinhorn, EricEldridge, GregEnikő, EszenyiErath, JohannesErkkilä, JereErmedahl, MattiasEvans, DaisyEverding, AugustFaircloth, TaraFalls, RobertFassbaender, BrigitteFehr, HarryFioroni, LorenzoFitch, DouglasFlimm, JürgenFoglia, LeonardForman, MatějFournillier, PatrickFranconi Lee, JosephFreiman, MarkFreyer, AchimFricsay Kali Son, AndrásFriedrich, GötzFritsch, HerbertFulljames, JohnFurness, JackGaitanou, RodulaGallienne, GuillaumeGallione, GiorgioGandini, MarcoGerber, RegulaGielen, JosefGilhuus, ZuzanaGilliam, TerryGilmore, RosamundGinkas, KamaGiordana, Marco TullioGirard, FrançoisGloger, Jan PhilippGrinberg, IvanGrinda, Jean-LouisGuth, ClausGuthrie, ThomasGábor, SylvieGürbaca, TatjanaGüssow, VeitHampe, MichaelHarms, KirstenHartmann, GudrunHartmann, MatthiasHavelka, OndřejHebsacker, JohannesHecq, ChristianHeinz, GerdHendriksen, KnutHenkel, KarinHerheim, StefanHermanis, AlvisHermann, DavidHerzog, Jens-DanielHeřman, JiříHilsdorf, DietrichHimmelmann, PhilippHoehn, MaxHolm, DietgerHolten, KasperHomoki, AndreasHonoré, ChristopheHouben, JosHuffman, TedHuguet, VincentHume, LindyHöckmayr, Eva-MariaHölscher, JuliaIsh-Hurwitz, YoramJacquot, BenoîtJones, Bill TJones, NetiaJones, RichardJonigk, ThomasJoosten, GuyJoël, NicolasJudge, IanKaalund, LarsKališová, JanaKaraman, ImmoKarapetian, AikKautz, LuiseKazaras, PeterKent, JonathanKentridge, WilliamKerley, WillKiljunen, VilppuKim, YonaKirchner, LolaKleczewska, MajaKlepper, FlorentineKonwitschny, PeterKorczakowska, NataliaKosky, BarrieKovalik, BalázsKramer, DanielKratzer, TobiasKrejčí, IvanKrenn, Philipp M.Kreuselberg, AlexanderKriegenburg, AndreasKrämer, GünterKupfer, HarryKuzin, AlexanderKušej, MartinKáel, CsabaKöhler, AxelKöpplinger, Josef ErnstLacornerie, JeanLagarde, LudovicLaing, StewartLambert, MarieLamos, MarkLang, DavidLang, KyleLangdal, PeterLangs, JohnLanik, TinaLaufenberg, Uwe-EricLauwers, JanLavaudant, GeorgesLawless, StephenLazar, BenjaminLehnhoff, NikolausLeiser, MosheLepage, RobertLesenger, JayLesort, ValérieLi, Huan-HsiungLiebig, HolgerLiedtke, AlexandraLievi, CesareLink, KayLivermore, DavideLloyd, PhyllidaLloyd-Evans, MartinLombart, FrédériqueLoschky, NadjaLowery, NigelLoy, ChristofLucey, ShawnaLyngbo, MartinMadau-Diaz, AntonelloMagnifico, LindaMaki, AsamiMansouri, LotfiManton, JamieMaratrat, AlainMarelli, Marco ArturoMariani, LorenzoMarkovics​, KarlMaro, AkajiMarthaler, ChristophMartinoty, Jean-LouisMarton, DavidMartone, MarioMason, PatrickMatheson, TamaMaunder, StuartMazzonis di Pralafera, StefanoMcAdam, LynneMcBurney, SimonMcCrystal, CalMcDermott, PhelimMcDonald, AntonyMcIntyre, BlancheMcSweeny, EthanMcVicar, Sir DavidMears, OliverMedcalf, StephenMicheli, FrancescoMichieletto, DamianoMielitz, ChristineMijnssen, JetskeMikó, AndrásMiller, JennyMiller, JoeMinghella, AnthonyMiskimmon, AnnileseMitchell, KatieMiyamoto, AmonMorabito, SergioMorassi, BepiMorton, AndyMorávek, VladimírMoshinsky, ElijahMottl, BerndMouawad, WajdiMuscato, LeoMärki, StephanMüller, HendrikMüller, StephanNaamat, NoaNaletova, LudmilaNekvasil, JiříNemirova, VeraNeuenfels, HansNeumeier, JohnNewbury, KevinNicklich, AnjaNiermeyer, AmélieNoble, AdrianNunes, Antú RomeroOberdorff, ÉricOida, YoshiOldag, MatthiasOllé, ÀlexOtava, MartinOzawa, MatthewPadrissa, CarlusPanych, MorrisPaoli, SilviaParr, MartinPasca, Daniele FinziPazi, VladislavPelly, LaurentPeters-Messer, JakobPhillips, SimonPichon, Jean-LouisPilař, TomášPizzech, AlessioPizzi, Pier LuigiPlacido, MichelePlatel, AlainPlatt, OliverPleger, RalfPocceschi, SandraPommerat, JoëlPonnelle, Jean-PierrePountney, DavidPremoli, AlessandraPrivett, AlanPrudencio, Pedro-PabloPy, OlivierPynkoski, MarshallQuander, GeorgRaab, NicolaRader-Shieber, ChasRadok, DavidRamster, JohnRanisch, AxelRavella, BrunoRechi, Joan AntonRegan, AustinReibo, Sigrid StrømRennert, GüntherRenshaw, JeanRibeiro, PedroRichter, FalkRigola, ÀlexRomano, MathieuRousseau, Pierre-EmmanuelRuf, Jean-YvesRäth, ChristianSKUTR (Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský)Sagi, EmilioSamaritani, Pier LuigiSanjust, FilippoScarpitta, Jean-PaulSchaaf, JohannesSchamberger, JoachimSchenk, OttoSchilling, ÁrpádSchlömer, JoachimSchmiedleitner, GeorgSchneider, PeterSchneider, WinfriedSchuhmacher, Kai AnneSchulz, MichaelSchwab, RolandSchwarz, ValentinSchweizer, DavidSchüler, HansScola, EttoreSelem, PetarSellars, PeterSelmeczi, GyörgySen, Ong KengSerban, AndreiSerebrennikov, KirillShapiro, AdolfSharon, YuvalShaw, FionaSheader, TimothySheibani, BijanSher, BartlettSidler, ErichSieni, VirgilioSigneyrole, Marie-ÈveSijm, MarcelSinigaglia, SerenaSivadier, Jean-FrançoisSlater, DanielStaufenbiel, BrianSteckel, JetteSteel, LiamStefanutti, IvanSteier, LydiaStein, PeterStiehl, AronStinchelli, EnricoStone, SimonStrada, GiacomoStrassberger, ThaddeusStudený, TomášStuder, RichardSturminger, MichaelStölzl, PhilippStöppler, ElisabethSugao, TomoSundine, StephanieSutcliffe, WalterSzabó, MátéSzilágyi, KingaSzinetár, MiklósSzűcs, GáborT'Hooft, SigridTakatani, ShiroTalevi, AlessandroTambascio, GustavoTambosi, OlivierTandberg, Ole AndersTarnawski, FeliksTcherniakov, DmitriTeste, CyrilThalbach, KatharinaThausing, ChristianTiezzi, FedericoTing, EricTitel, AlexanderTreliński, MariuszTroška, ZdeněkTsypin, GeorgeTuminas, RimasUnknownValdés, Ariel GarcíaValdés, Ariel GarcíaVanzina, EnricoVasileva, EkaterinaVelte, RolandVick, GrahamVienne, GiseleVierlinger, RainerVillazón, RolandoVisser, FlorisVisser, TidoVizváry, RadimVolpi, DemisVontobel, RogerVázquez, SalvadorVěžník, VáclavWagner, KatharinaWagner, WolfgangWake-Walker, FredericWalker, KaraWallmann, MargaretheWalsh, EndaWaltz, SashaWarlikowski, KrzysztofWarner, DeborahWarner, KeithWay, JustinWeber, AnselmWernicke, HerbertWertmüller, LinaWheatley, BrendanWieler, JossiWild, MatthewWinge, SteinWysocka, BarbaraZambello, FrancescaZaunmair, ChristianeZeffirelli, FrancoZhenovach, SergeyZimmerman, MaryZvulun, Tomerde Ana, Hugode Beer, Lottedel Monaco, Giancarlovan Hove, Ivovon Götz, Christianvon Looy, Woutervon Mayenburg, MaximilianŠpinar, DanielŠvecová, Magdalena