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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; Samuel Hasselhorn; Anita Hartig

LeipzigDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Ulf Schirmer; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Christoph Gedschold; Jula Reindell; Iain Paterson

LiègeLakméNew production

Lakmé
Delibes: Lakmé
Patrick Davin; Davide Garattini Raimondi; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Paolo Vitale; Giada Masi; Jodie Devos; Philippe Talbot

New York CityRomeo and Juliet

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Sir Kenneth MacMillan; American Ballet Theatre; Nicholas Georgiadis; Thomas R Skelton

BerlinParsifal

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Donald Runnicles; Philipp Stölzl; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Kathi Maurer; Sir Simon Keenlyside; Derek Welton

ZürichDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Riccardo Minasi; Sebastian Baumgarten; Zurich Opera; Barbara Ehnes; Tabea Braun; Franck Evin; Chris Kondek

DijonIl était une fois l’opéra

Il était une fois l’opéra
Various
Anass Ismat; Chœur de l'Opéra de Dijon; Charline Grand; Louise Belmas; Marie Duquesnois
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Beethoven keeps the flame burning

Esa-Pekka rehearses 1808 Reconstructed with the Philharmonia © Camilla Greenwell
Directed by Gerard McBurney, this concert recreated the marathon Akademie conducted by Beethoven in Vienna which saw the premieres of four major works. 
*****
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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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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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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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Hurrell's Cleopatra reigns in English Touring Opera's Giulio Cesare

Susanna Hurrell (Cleopatra) © Jane Hobson
James Conway's production for English Touring Opera returns in a trimmed-down, single-evening guise. 
***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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An immensely dramatic opera: Le Prophète in Berlin

Gregory Kunde (Jean de Leyde), Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017 © Bettina Stöss
Meyerbeer's tale of the Anabaptist rebellion in the 16th-century religious wars proves to be a powerful thriller, with Clémentine Margaine and Gregory Kunde leading a very strong singing cast.
****1
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