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AmsterdamLa clemenza di TitoNew Production

Florian Schuele and Ekaterina Scherbachenko (Vitellia) © Ruth Walz
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito
Teodor Currentzis; Peter Sellars; Dutch National Opera; George Tsypin; Robby Duiveman; Russell Thomas; Ekaterina Scherbachenko

BerlinIl barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

© Monika Rittershaus
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Maurizio Barbacini; Kirill Serebrennikov; Komische Oper Berlin; Alexej Tregubov; Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin

SevilleAdriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
Pedro Halffter; Lorenzo Mariani; Nicola Rubertelli; Giusi Giustino; Ainhoa Arteta; Teodor Ilincăi

BerlinDon Carlo

Anja Harteros (Elisabetta) © Bernd Uhlig (2013)
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Donald Runnicles; Marco Arturo Marelli; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Ido Arad; Dagmar Niefind; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

ViennaSamson et DalilaNew production

Elīna Garanča (Dalila) and Roberto Alagna (Samson) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah)
Marco Armiliato; Alexandra Liedtke; Vienna State Opera; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Su Bühler; Elīna Garanča; Roberto Alagna

LyonGerManiaWorld première

Raskatov: GerMania
Alejo Pérez; John Fulljames; Opéra de Lyon; Magda Willi; Michael Gniffke; Ville Rusanen; Andrew Watts

GöttingenArminio

Christopher Lowrey (Arminio) © Alciro Theodoro da Silva
Handel: Arminio
Laurence Cummings; Erich Sidler; Dirk Becker; Renée Listerdal; Anna Devin; Helena Rasker
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Tears on the picnic lawn: Madama Butterfly at Glyndebourne

Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio San) © Robbie Jack
After dipping its toe in the cherry blossom for Glyndebourne's Tour in 2016, Annilese Miskimmon's staging of Puccini's gut-wrencher hits the main festival.
***11
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Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

Anja Harteros (Elisabetta) © Bernd Uhlig (2013)
Anja Harteros takes a while to hit her stride in a Don Carlo that doesn't quite gel.
***11
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The State Opera’s Pearl Fishers graces Adelaide's stage

A remarkable Leïla from Desiree Frahn and insightful direction from Michael Gow combine for a precious production of Bizet’s early masterpiece.
****1
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On the female condition: two 20th-century operas in Turin

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Susanna) and Bruno Danjoux (Servant) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
Two different variations of the female conditions: one of 1909 and now utterly out-of-date, the second of 1959 much more ut-to-date.
****1
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Hasse’s Artaserse in Munich: an unusual pasticcio

Anja Silja (Wilhelmine von Bayreuth), Pauline Rinvet (Sister) and Kathrin Zukowsk (Brother) © Jean-Marc Turmes
Hasse’s Artaserse in Munich was a pasticcio using music from that work to tell the story of Wilhelmine von Bayreuth and to celebrate of Anja Silja. 
***11
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Great success for Gimadieva and Flórez in Lucia

Juan Diego Flórez (Edgardo) and Venera Gimadieva (Lucia) © Wilfried Hösl
Juan Diego Flórez and Venera Gimadieva charm as the young unlucky couple, and convince with their vocal performances in Wysocka’s production at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
****1
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Cardillac at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Cardillac © Michele Borzoni | TerraProject/Contrasto
The in-house orchestra played out of its skin under Fabio Luisi.
****1
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Abbado, DanieleAhlbom, JakopAkina, HenryAlbery, TimAlden, ChristopherAlden, DavidAlenikov, VladimirAlexander, ChrisAllen, Sir ThomasAlmási-Toth, AndrásAmato, LorenzoAndrade, SuzanneAnger, FerencAppleton, EsmeArbus, ArinArden, AnnabelAsagaroff, GrischaAudi, PierreAustin, JoeAuvray, Jean-ClaudeAyling, DanAzorín, PacoBandy, GeorgeBankes-Jones, BillBarbalich, ElenaBarkhatov, VasilyBarlog, BoleslawBarlow, StephenBastet, EmmanuelleBaumgarten, SebastianBaur, BenBautenbacher, ThomasBechtolf, Sven-EricBednárik, JozefBell, JohnBellorini, JeanBenizio, CorinneBerghaus, RuthBernard, ArnaudBieito, CalixtoBiganzoli, JochenBinamé, CharlesBlersch, ClaudiaBobée, DavidBoder, MichaelBogomolov, KonstantinBonas, JamesBondy, LucBorrelli, VittorioBory, AurélienBosse, JanBoussard, VincentBreth, AndreaBrining, JamesBrockhaus, HenningBrook, IrinaBruce, GarnettBurbach, RüdigerBureau, PaulineBusse, WolfBékés, AndrásBösch, DavidCaird, JohnCampbell, IanCarrasco, ValentinaCarsen, RobertCastellucci, RomeoCastorf, FrankCaurier, PatriceCavanagh, MichaelCavani, LilianaCeresa, FabioCharoy, LaurentCherkaoui, Sidi LarbiChyra, AndrzejChéreau, PatriceClarke, JeffClément, MariameCoats, JacquelineCogitore, ClémentColeman, DavidConway, JamesCopley, JohnCoppens, ChristopheCoves, ManuelCowell, ChristopherCucchi, RosettaCura, JoséCyr, René RichardDarrah, JamesDaubnerová, SlávaDauphinais, CharlesDavies, JoDavis, BenjaminDean, AshleyDecker, WillyDeflo, GilbertDelnon, GeorgesDew, JohnDexter, JohnDiamond, TomDiaz, MarceloDick, EdwardDijkema, MichielDomingo, MartaDorn, DieterDoucet, RenaudDoyle, JohnDočekal, MichalDresen, AdolfDresen, AndreasDudek, NinaDuffaut, NadineDuncan, MartinDusapin, PascalDutilleul, MargotEckenweber, BirgitEdwards, GaleEgoyan, AtomEinhorn, EricEnzinger, ThomasErath, JohannesErkkilä, JereErmedahl, MattiasEvans, DaisyEverding, AugustEyre, Sir RichardFassbaender, BrigitteFehr, HarryFellbom, LinusFerrer, CarlotaFioroni, LorenzoFitch, DouglasFlimm, JürgenFoglia, LeonardForman, MatějForsgren, PiaFournillier, PatrickFourny, Paul-EmileFrey, BarbaraFreyer, AchimFricsay Kali Son, AndrásFriedrich, GötzFrisell, SonjaFulljames, JohnGaitanou, RodulaGalambos, PéterGalgóczy, JuditGallienne, GuillaumeGarattini Raimondi, DavideGarcía Villegas, OscarGasparon, MassimoGielen, JosefGilmore, RosamundGilpin, SophieGinkas, KamaGiordana, Marco TullioGloger, Jan PhilippGomér, BengtGrandage, MichaelGray, JeremyGrinda, Jean-LouisGuth, ClausGuthrie, ThomasGábor, SylvieGürbaca, TatjanaGüssow, VeitHampe, MichaelHarcombe, SebHarms, KirstenHartmann, GudrunHartmann, MatthiasHavergal, GilesHeath, NicholasHebsacker, JohannesHenkel, KarinHerheim, StefanHermanis, AlvisHermann, DavidHerzog, Jens-DanielHeřman, JiříHilsdorf, DietrichHimmelmann, PhilippHinton, PeterHoffmann, ReinhildHolm, DietgerHolten, KasperHomoki, AndreasHuber, StefanHuffman, TedHuguet, VincentHume, LindyHöckmayr, Eva-MariaIglich, BernadetteIsh-Hurwitz, YoramJacobs, AdenaJacquot, BenoîtJones, NetiaJones, RichardJoosten, GuyJoël, NicolasJudge, IanJun, AguniJung, CuschKaalund, LarsKahn, MarielleKairišs , ViestursKališová, JanaKaraman, ImmoKent, JonathanKentridge, WilliamKerényi, Miklós-GáborKesselyák, GergelyKiljunen, VilppuKim, YonaKimmig, StephanKirchner, AlfredKirchner, LolaKleczewska, MajaKlepper, FlorentineKokkos, YannisKonchalovsky, AndreiKonwitschny, PeterKorczakowska, NataliaKosky, BarrieKovalik, BalázsKramer, DanielKratzer, TobiasKrenn, Philipp M.Kriegenburg, AndreasKrämer, GünterKupfer, HarryKuriyama, TamiyaKušej, MartinKáel, CsabaKöhler, AxelKöpplinger, Josef ErnstLacornerie, JeanLagarde, LudovicLaidet, PaulineLaing, StewartLambert, MarieLamos, MarkLang, DavidLao, EduardoLaufenberg, Uwe-EricLauwers, JanLawless, StephenLazar, BenjaminLehmann, Hans-PeterLehnhoff, NikolausLeiser, MosheLepage, RobertLiebig, HolgerLiedtke, AlexandraLiepiņš, JānisLievi, CesareLink, KayLivermore, DavideLloyd-Evans, MartinLombart, FrédériqueLoy, ChristofLubek, JulienLucey, ShawnaLyngbo, MartinMadau-Diaz, AntonelloMakarova, NataliaMaki, AsamiManton, JamieMarelli, Marco ArturoMariani, LorenzoMarkovics​, KarlMarthaler, ChristophMartinoty, Jean-LouisMarton, DavidMartínez, José CarlosMason, PatrickMatheson, TamaMayer, MichaelMazzonis di Pralafera, StefanoMcBurney, GerardMcBurney, SimonMcDermott, PhelimMcDonald, AntonyMcDougall, EllenMcIntyre, BlancheMcSweeny, EthanMcVicar, Sir DavidMears, OliverMedcalf, StephenMehmert, GilMichieletto, DamianoMielitz, ChristineMijnssen, JetskeMikuláštík, PavelMiller, JennyMiller, JoeMiller, Sir JonathanMishuk, MarinaMiskimmon, AnnileseMitchell, KatieMorabito, SergioMorassi, BepiMorell, PurniMorávek, VladimírMoses, AndreaMoshinsky, ElijahMottl, BerndMoulds, ChristopherMuscato, LeoMärki, StephanNaamat, NoaNagy, ViktorNaletova, LudmilaNegrin, FranciscoNeuenfels, HansNeumeier, JohnNiermeyer, AmélieNoble, AdrianNunes, Antú RomeroNádasdy, KálmánNürnberger, RalfO'Brien, JackOberdorff, ÉricOberfrank, PálOgilvie, JennyOida, YoshiOldag, MatthiasOllé, ÀlexOstermann, IsabelOzawa, MatthewOzoliņš, MārtiņšPadrissa, CarlusPage, StephenPalcsó, SándorPazos, MartaPelly, LaurentPeschke, AnnaPeters-Messer, JakobPhillips, SimonPilavachi, AnthonyPilař, TomášPiollet, MarcPizzi, Pier LuigiPlacido, MichelePlatel, AlainPlatt, OliverPlaza, José CarlosPleger, RalfPoda, StefanoPodalydès, DenisPonnelle, Jean-PierrePortacelli, CarmePountney, DavidPousseur, MariannePremoli, AlessandraPrivett, AlanPrudencio, Pedro-PabloPulitzer, ElkhanahPy, OlivierPynkoski, MarshallPölzgutter, JohannesQuander, GeorgRaab, NicolaRader-Shieber, ChasRanisch, AxelRavella, BrunoRechi, Joan AntonRennert, GüntherRibitzki, TobiasRichardson, MatthewRichter, FalkRobinson, JamesRosa, Andrea deRose, JürgenRoussat, CécileRuf, Jean-YvesRäth, ChristianSKUTR (Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský)Sagi, EmilioSangati, GiorgioSanjust, FilippoScarpitta, Jean-PaulSchamberger, JoachimSchenk, OttoSchilling, ÁrpádSchlömer, JoachimSchneider, WinfriedSchuhmacher, Kai AnneSchwab, RolandSchwarz, ValentinSchüler, HansScola, EttoreSeiler, FelixSellars, PeterSelmeczi, GyörgySen, Ong KengSerban, AndreiSerebrennikov, KirillServais, ClaireServenikas, RobertasShapiro, AdolfSharon, YuvalSheader, TimothySher, BartlettSidler, ErichSieni, VirgilioSivadier, Jean-FrançoisSlater, DanielSomes, Wendy EllisSoutherland, ThomSpinosi, NathalieSpirei, JacopoSpuck, ChristianStade, FarhadsStaufenbiel, BrianSteel, LiamStefanutti, IvanSteier, LydiaStein, PeterStiehl, AronStinchelli, EnricoStone, SimonStrassberger, ThaddeusStuder, RichardStölzl, PhilippStöppler, ElisabethSugao, TomoSutcliffe, WalterSzabó, MátéSzikora, JánosSzinetár, MiklósSzékely, KrisztaT'Hooft, SigridTalevi, AlessandroTambascio, GustavoTambosi, OlivierTamás, SzirtesTandberg, Ole AndersTarnawski, FeliksTaymor, JulieTcherniakov, DmitriTeshigawara, SaburoTeste, CyrilThalbach{Set designer}, KatharinaTing, EricTipple, SarahTitel, AlexanderTomas, OriolToronykőy, AttilaTreliński, MariuszTresnjak, DarkoTulassay, ÁdámTurner, LyndseyTóth, GézaUnknownUnwin, StephenUshakov, IgorValdés, Ariel GarcíaVanzina, EnricoVasileva, EkaterinaVick, GrahamVidnyánszky, AttilaVienne, GiseleVierlinger, RainerVillazón, RolandoVirsaladze, SimonVisser, FlorisVisser, TidoVizioli, StefanoVizváry, RadimVolpi, DemisVěžník, VáclavWagner, KatharinaWagner, WolfgangWake-Walker, FredericWallmann, MargaretheWalsh, EndaWaltz, SashaWarlikowski, KrzysztofWarner, DeborahWarner, KeithWay, JustinWebster, MaxWertmüller, LinaWheeldon, ChristopherWieler, JossiWilliams, RichardWilson, RobertWoolcock, PennyWright, MirandaWright, PeterWysocka, BarbaraZambello, FrancescaZaunmair, ChristianeZeffirelli, FrancoZholdak, AndrijZnaniecki, MichałZvulun, Tomerde Beer, Lottede Bosio, Gianfrancodel Monaco, Giancarlovan Hove, Ivovon Götz, Christianvon Looy, WouterŠvecová, Magdalena