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BudapestDialogues des Carmélites

Dialogues des Carmélites
Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites
János Kovács; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Éva Szendrényi; Gergely Zöldy

ReykjavikDie Walküre

Wagner: Die Walküre
Alexander Vedernikov; Julia Burbach; Icelandic Opera; Christopher Ventris; Unknown; Ólafur Sigurdarson; Claire Rutter

ExeterCosì fan tutteNew production

Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Holly Mathieson; Laura Attridge; English Touring Opera; Oliver Townsend; Joanna Marie Skillett; Sky Ingram

BudapestDie Frau ohne Schatten

Die Frau ohne Schatten
Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Péter Halász; János Szikora; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Horesnyi; Kati Zoób; Szilvia Rálik; Eszter Sümegi

ZürichDie FledermausNew production

Die Fledermaus
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Kai Tietje; Stefan Huber; Zurich Opera; Heike Seidler; Danny Costello; Rolf Sommer

MontpellierLecocq & Barbier

Lecocq & Barbier
Lecocq, Barbier
Lola Kirchner; Lara Neumann; Flannan Obé

BerlinDie Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Daniel Carter; Günter Krämer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Stephan Zilias; Andreas Reinhardt; Attilio Glaser
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Comedy with knobs on: English National Opera's new Figaro

Colin Judson (Don Basilio), Louise Alder (Susanna) and Johnathan McCullough (Count Almaviva) © Marc Brenner
A witty, insightful production at the Coliseum fizzes with comedy and pathos. 
****1
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Aleksandra Kurzak impresses in latest Covent Garden Traviata revival

Aleksandra Kurzak taking her curtain call © Mark Pullinger
In its 25th anniversary season, Richard Eyre's production continues to attract the world's great sopranos to the role of Violetta, the latest being Aleksandra Kurzak. 
****1
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Amazing Breaking the Waves: Scottish Opera at the Adelaide Festival

Sydney Mancasola (Bess) © Andrew Beveridge

Breaking the Waves is a remarkable opera. Scottish Opera has brought a thrilling cast, orchestra and team to Adelaide, and its audiences are all the richer for it.

*****
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Davide Livermore's La Scala Attila travels to Sydney

Taras Berezhansky (Attila) © Prudence Upton
Livermore updates the scene to the 1930s, but seems to be setting Mussolini's Italians against invading Germans. 
***11
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Inside out: Eight Songs for a Mad King in Auckland

Robert Tucker © Jeff McEwan
The vocal part requires a range covering over five octaves, from the lowest bass notes to a high falsetto and Robert Tucker coped amazingly with the score’s lyrical elements and the various shrieking, whispering and clucking noises he was called upon to create.
****1
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Juan Diego Flórez successfully debuts as Rodolfo in Zurich's Bohème

Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo) and Ruzan Mantashyan (Mimì) © Toni Suter
In a reprise of Ole Anders Tandberg’s somewhat confused production, a solid cast performs a charming bohème, under the baton of Marco Armiliato.
***11
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Lucia and the Lairds: Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Sarah Coburn (Lucia) © Karli Cadel
Sarah Coburn triumphs in Shawna Lucey's production of Donizetti's masterpiece. 
****1
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