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ViennaDon Giovanni

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

ViennaRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Eivind Gullberg Jensen; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Camilla Nylund; Brandon Jovanovich

BerlinWozzeckNew production

Elena Zhidkova (Marie) and Johan Reuter (Wozzeck) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berg: Wozzeck
Donald Runnicles; Ole Anders Tandberg; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Johan Reuter; Elena Zhidkova

ViennaSylviaNew production

Delibes: Sylvia
Manuel Legris; Vienna State Ballet; Kevin Rhodes; Luisa Spinatelli; Jacques Giovanangeli

LeipzigElektra

© Tom Schulze
Strauss R.: Elektra
Ulf Schirmer; Peter Konwitschny; Oper Leipzig; Hans-Joachim Schlieker; Catherine Foster; Karin Lovelius

MunichOtelloNew production

Otello
Verdi: Otello
Kirill Petrenko; Amélie Niermeyer; Bavarian State Opera; Christian Schmidt; Annelies Vanlaere; Jonas Kaufmann; Anja Harteros

BergamoEnrico di Borgogna

Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna
Alessandro De Marchi; Silvia Paoli; Andrea Belli; Valeria Donata Bettella; Anna Bonitatibus; Lorenzo Malagola-Barbieri
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Echoes in the comfort zone: Only the Sound Remains in Madrid

Philippe Jaroussky, Davóne Tines and Nora Kimball-Mentzos © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Kaija Saariaho's delightful but unchallenging fourth opera comes to Madrid with the same crew of the world première and Davone Tines, Philippe Jaroussky and Nora Kimball-Mentzos in the leading roles
***11
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English National Opera revives Lucia di Lammermoor in chilling style

Sarah Tynan (Lucia) © John Snelling
It’s the sprig of nightshade on a blood-red confection.
****1
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Venera Gimadieva leads a moving Traviata in DC

Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) © Scott Suchman
A strong new Traviata from Washington National Opera with the welcome house debut of Venera Gimadieva as a fabulous Violetta.
****1
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Stark raving: SDC clubs out with Forever & Ever

Frame of Mind © Pedro Greig
Sydney Dance Company's contrasting double bill revisits Rafael Bonachela's elegantly reflective Frame of Mind and premieres Antony Hamilton's bemusing and rave-inspired Forever & Ever.
****1
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Mozart’s early masterpiece charms at La Scala

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Sandrina) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Diego Fasolis leads a period performance of Mozart’s early masterpiece with a strong cast and a clever production.
****1
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Strongly cast Guillaume Tell hits its mark at Theater an der Wien

Christoph Pohl (Guillaume Tell) and Anita Rosati (Jemmy) © Moritz Schell
Osborn absolutely lives the part; he negotiated formidable heights, intricate passage work and the sheer volume of notes with style and clarity as well as colour and nuance. 
****1
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Hector Berlioz' Les Troyens conquer Vienna

Les Troyens © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
An epic night at the opera with Joyce DiDonato, which will be hard to forget.
*****
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