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NorwichCendrillon

Cendrillon
Massenet: Cendrillon
Duncan Ward; Fiona Shaw; Glyndebourne on Tour; Jon Bausor; Nicky Gillibrand; Alix Le Saux; Agnes Zwierko

MadridWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Unknown; Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda

JönköpingOn the Town

Bernstein: On the Town
Unknown; Bjorn Dobbelaere; Denny Lekström

VallettaBelt Il-Bnedem – City of HumanityWorld première

Pace: Belt il-Bniedem: Swar
Robert Ferrer; Michael Moxham

SalfordToscaNew production

Tosca
Puccini: Tosca
Antony Hermus; Edward Dick; Opera North; Tom Scutt; Fotini Dimou; Giselle Allen; Susannah Glanville

ViennaDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Ádám Fischer; Jean-Louis Martinoty; Vienna State Opera; Hans Schavernoch; Yan Tax; Markus Werba; Anatoli Sivko

MilanElektra

Elektra
Strauss R.: Elektra
Christoph von Dohnányi; Patrice Chéreau; Teatro alla Scala; Richard Peduzzi; Caroline de Vivaise; Ricarda Merbeth; Waltraud Meier
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Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele is an opera that is not as good as it sounds. It has marvelous, effective, moments such as the barn-storming Prologue and Epilogue in which the Devil confronts God and his heavenly choir and which book-end the opera with thrilling choruses.
***11
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“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at DNO

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Lotte de Beer’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for Dutch National Opera seems a surprisingly traditional spectacle... although it does come with a twist.
****1
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A superbly entertaining Kiss Me, Kate at the Theater Bonn

Oliver Arno (Petruchio), ensemble © Thilo Beu
Theater Bonn successfully tackles Kiss Me, Kate in an appropriately light production.
****1
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Sensuality and solidarity in Zurich's new Così

Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
If ever a new production of a Mozart opera had a riveting backstory, this one is it. 
*****
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Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
A fine cast led by Maija Kovalevska conveys the timeless beauty and emotion of Puccini’s Parisian melodrama, but the 1930s Berlin setting remains an imperfectly realised transformation.
***11
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A dystopian police state for Reisopera's new Tosca

Phillip Rhodes (Scarpia) and Kari Postma (Tosca) © Marco Borggreve
A fine cast convinces in Dutch Reisopera's new Tosca, staged in a dystopian police state.
***11
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A stylish Rake's Progress from Jurowski and the LPO

Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
Toby Spence, Matthew Rose and Andrew Watts shine in a fluent semi-staging at the Royal Festival Hall.
****1
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