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ViennaLucia di LammermoorNew production

Olga Peretyatko (Lucia) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Evelino Pidò; Laurent Pelly; Vienna State Opera; Chantal Thomas; George Petean; Olga Peretyatko

LeedsThe Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi

Vanessa Vince-Pang in The Rite of Spring © Tristram Kenton
Puccini, Stravinsky
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Richard Burkhard; Tereza Gevorgyan

GenevaSombras

Various: Sombras
Sara Baras; Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Keko Baldomero; Andrés Mérida; Luis F. Dos Santos; José Serrano

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; Alessio Arduini; Olga Bezsmertna

DijonScena Madre: Ambra senatore

Scena Madre
Ambra Senatore; Louise Hochet; Matteo Ceccarelli; Lee Davern; Elisa Ferrari

AmsterdamThe Second ViolinistNew production

The Second Violinist
Dennehy: The Second Violinist
Ryan McAdams; Enda Walsh; Dutch National Opera; Jamie Vartan; Joan O'Clery; Adam Silverman; Jack Phelan

SalfordThe Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi

The Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi
Puccini, Stravinsky
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Richard Burkhard; Tereza Gevorgyan
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Last Rites: Puccini meets Stravinsky in Leeds

Vanessa Vince-Pang in The Rite of Spring © Tristram Kenton
A daring double bill from Opera North and Phoenix Dance Theatre pairs Jeanguy Saintus' new choreography for The Rite of Spring with a revival of Christopher Alden's production of Gianni Schicchi
****1
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Mesmerising Akhnaten returns to ENO

Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten) © Jane Hobson
Philip Glass' hypnotic opera returns in Phelim McDermott's outstanding production that respects the solemn, statuesque grandeur and epic ritual of the score. 
*****
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Ballo II, the American cut: an indigestible staging at WNO

Gwyn Hughes Jones (Riccardo) and Mary Elizabeth Williams (Amelia) © Bill Cooper
Musically, WNO gets it right. Straightforward brilliance is the order of the day, and plenty of it.
***11
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A “Zeffirellian” Anna Bolena in Lausanne

Shelley Jackson (Anna Bolena) © Alan Humerose

Donizetti’s masterpiece finally debuts in Lausanne, with a traditional, luxurious production and a solid cast of young singers.

***11
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Barbed wire fences and gas masks: Wozzeck in Sydney

Michael Honeyman (Wozzeck) © Keith Saunders
Kentridge’s use of video technology creates another, highly complex, visual score next to Berg’s sonic one.
****1
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Stylish, witty double bill at RCS

Arthur Bruce (Gianni Schicchi) © Royal Conservatoire of Scotland | Robbie McFadzean

Commedia dell'arte and zany surrealism: RCS opera school pulls off a highly amusing double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Les Mamelles de Tirésias with style.

****1
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A pale Rheingold begins Teatro Real's revival of Carsen’s Ring

Greer Grimsley (Wotan) and Sophie Bevan (Freia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Carsen's scaled-down Ring makes a timely comeback with a melancholy message of decay.
***11
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