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Instrument: Mezzo-soprano

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MunichKarl V.New production

Bo Skovhus (Karl V.) © Wilfried Hösl
Krenek: Karl V.
Erik Nielsen; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Lita Cabellut; Bo Skovhus; Okka von der Damerau

ViennaLa Damnation de Faust

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Philippe Jordan; Kate Aldrich; Saimir Pirgu; Florian Boesch; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

ZürichLe Grand MacabreNew production

Jens Larsen (Astradamors) and Leigh Melrose (Nekrotzar) © Herwig Prammer
Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre
Tito Ceccherini; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Alina Adamski; Sinead O'Kelly

AnnistonLeonard Bernstein 100th Birthday Celebration

Bernstein
Czech National Symphony Orchestra; John Mauceri; Isabel Leonard

ViennaIdomeneo

Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Tomáš Netopil; Kasper Holten; Vienna State Opera; Mia Stensgaard; Anja Vang Kragh; Bernard Richter; Rachel Frenkel

StrasbourgLa divisione del mondo

La divisione del mondo
Legrenzi: La divisione del mondo
Christophe Rousset; Jetske Mijnssen; Opéra National du Rhin; Herbert Murauer; Julia Katharina Berndt; Soraya Mafi; Ada Elodie Tuca

BerlinLa rondine

La rondine
Puccini: La rondine
Stefano Ranzani; Rolando Villazón; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Johannes Leiacker; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Ermonela Jaho; Alexandra Hutton
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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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A steller Damnation de Faust in Manchester

Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
Sir Mark Elder conducts a memorable performance of Berlioz' masterpiece in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.
*****
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Outstanding singing in COC’s Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte © Michael Cooper
Despite an abundance of incongruous symbols, this Toronto performance was remarkable for its outstanding singing.
****1
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Tan Dun's new Passion: from the Bodhi tree to Nirvana in 95 minutes

Tan Dun © Columbia Artists
As a blend of music, song, and dance with a Cirque du Soleil joie de vivre, Buddha Passion was an unforgettable theatrical experience.
*****
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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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Carsen's Dream conquers a new fan base in Philadelphia

Tim Mead (Oberon) and Miltos Yerolemou (Puck) © Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia
The director's world-renowned 1991 conception of Benjamin Britten's 1960 operaA Midsummer Night's Dream finally makes it to America. 
*****
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In the limelight: the ROH Orchestra gets to shine on stage

Anita Rachvelishvili © Dario Acosta

Georgian mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili’s sequence of Rachmaninov songs were a highlight of an all-Russian programme conducted by Antonio Pappano.

****1
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Performers
Abrahamyan, VarduhiAbramowa, AlyonaAdamonytė, JurgitaAfonwy-Jones, RebeccaAger, JeanetteAisemberg, AloisaAitken, KatherineAkhmetshina, AigulAlba, Carolina delAlbuquerque, RafaelaAldalur, AnabelAldrian, IdaAldrich, KateAldridge, RosieAmarù, ChiaraAmereau, AveryAnderson, AlissaAnderson, SusanAndreeva, LarisaAngelico, AdrianArquez, GaëlleArquimbau, ElisendaAsanova, EvgeniaAsmussen, SigneAugestad, ToraBacelli, MonicaBaechle, JaninaBaker, AndreaBakos, KornéliaBalatoni, ÉvaBalga, GabriellaBalogh, EszterBaltsa, AgnesBarcan, LindaBarcellona, DanielaBardon, PatriciaBarron, FleurBartoli, CeciliaBarton, JamieBastidas Gamboa, AdrianaBaumgartner, Tanja ArianeBazsinka, ZsuzsannaBaştar, DilaraBeaumont, MaiteBelkina, LenaBelli, MartinaBello, LudovicaBernacka, AnnaBerzhanskaya, VasilisaBickley, SusanBignagni Lesca, AdrianaBijnen, AnneleenBlythe, StephanieBock, ChristinaBohinec, MonikaBoiko, MariaBoldyreva, AnastasiaBonitatibus, AnnaBookhagen, JulianeBoscolo, RominaBottoms, Amanda LynnBouchard-Lesieur, Marie-AndréeBoulianne, JulieBrackenbury, HelenBragle, MegBraun, LiobaBray, KatieBreedt, MichelleBridelli, GiuseppinaBridges, J'NaiBrooks, HilaryBroom, KendraBrower, AngelaBrull, AnnaBrunello, ChiaraBrunet-Grupposo, SylvieBryngelsson, LydiaBryngelsson, MathildaBunel, VictoireBéliveau, Marie-AnnickBöcker, Vera-LotteBöhme, JuliaCameron, SianCampbell, FionaCapitelli, Anna-DorisCarby, CatherineCargill, KarenCarlstedt, JennyCarrère, AlbaneCarty, SharonCervoni, LuciaChaieb, RihabChappuis, Marie-ClaudeCharlston, HelenCharvet, AdèleChauvet, GéraldineChiuri, Anna MariaChoi, KristenChristin, JudithChurch, HebeCirillo, LuciaCobley, EmilyCoit, SarahComa-Alabert, GemmaConnolly, Dame SarahCook, AllisonCook, CatherineCooke, SashaCoote, AliceCornetti, MarianneCosta-Jackson, GingerCostin, KristaCouden, SaraCousland, PenelopeCoventry, KatieCrebassa, MarianneCurran, DoreenCzarnecki, IsabellD'Angelo, EmilyDamerau, Okka von derDamian, CristinaDandy, JessicaDanik, AnnaDark, JacquelineDarragh, KristinDauphin, AlexandraDavies, Sioned GwenDawson, JuliaDe Vita, AllegraDeShong, ElizabethDeYoung, KatherineDeYoung, MichelleDede, TuuriDelic, AlmerijaDemurova, KarinaDennefeld, AntoinetteDesandre, LeaDeshayes, KarineDiDonato, JoyceDijkhuizen, MarianDobbin, CarolynDonose, RuxandraDoron, MichalDowsley, AnnaDragojevic, KatijaDragoti, IridaDruet, IsabelleDudnikova, KseniaDurham, GraceEccleston, JessicaEdmonds, EllieEdmonds, EmilyEl Hadidi, GalaErraught, TaraEríksdóttir, ArnheidurExtrémo, AudeFasquelle, AmberFaus, CristinaFaylenbogen, JuliaFechner, SandraFei, MaFeinstein, JenniferFerede, SarahFeyginova, EllaFiorillo, ElisabettaFischer, AbigailFischer, Stine MarieFiselier, MariaFogašová, JolanaFontanals-Simmons, MartaFrahn, DesireeFrenkel, RachelFujimura, MihokoFulgoni , Sara Fundora, GiselleGabriel, KateGaloyan, ManéGamble, JoannaGanassi, SoniaGancedo, MercedesGaranča, ElīnaGardina, PaolaGaruci, DorinaGautrot, MarieGawrysiak, MargaretGaškaitė, DianaGenaux, VivicaGhigo, ClareGibbons, Anne MarieGigliotti, EveGillebo, IngeborgGiunta, WallisGoryachova, AnnaGottwald, FranziskaGour, MayaGrabias, BernadettaGraham, SusanGray, EmilyGrigorian, RuzanaGringytė, JustinaGritskova, MargaritaGrötzinger, HeikeGubanova, EkaterinaGubańska, EvaGura, TamaraGál, ErikaGöring, KathrinHaidan, DelphineHajnová, VeronikaHall, CeceliaHallenberg, AnnHaller, DianaHamard, MarieHamarová, DenisaHammarström, KristinaHankey, SamanthaHardy, BridgetHaris, NadinHarmsen, SophieHarries, JoannaHarty, ElaineHarvey, AnnaHaselmann, LenaHauer, SilviaHauf, Anna ClareHebelkova, KaterinaHebrowska, WiolettaHeiter, MelindaHeles, KatrinHeller, ConstanceHenschel, JaneHeydorn, MaeHilmes, MariaHincapié, FiorellaHipp, HannaHolloway, JenniferHolmes, SusanneHoutzeel, StephanieHoward, YvonneHubeaux, Ève-MaudHudarew, Sarah AlexandraHughes, CarylHulcup, CaitlinHuntley, AnnaHøgseth, Kari LiseHøisæter, HegeIervolino, TeresaIsotton, ChiaraIstratii, LilianaJackel, SimoneJacobsen, ClaraJalovcová, KateřinaJankowski, MareikeJeriominaitė, IrenaJirků, StanislavaJohnson Cano, JenniferJohnston, JenniferJones, Ann-KristinJones, Leah-MarianJonutytė, LaimaJoswig, MargareteJuozapaitytė, IevaJørstad{Jorstad}, LillyKader, KameliaKalivodová, Andrea TögelKammerloher, KatharinaKaneko, MikaKanoh, EtsukoKarayavuz, AsudeKarnéus, KatarinaKaryazina, NadezhdaKataeva, MariaKato, NozomiKatzer, CharlotteKawalek, NataliaKelly, RachelKelly-McInroy, LauraKhoroshilova, AnastasiaKielland, Marianne BeateKirchschlager, AngelikaKlivickaitė, EugenijaKnihtilä, TuijaKobayashi, YukaKoch, SophieKolosova, AlisaKomlósi, IldikóKordić, JelenaKornievskaya, OksanaKosmo, IngebjørgKostiuk, LarisaKozelj, BarbaraKožená, MagdalenaKrasteva, NadiaKrasuska-Motulewicz, JoannaKronthaler, TheresaKrumm, LauraKulman, ElisabethKummervold, ToneKun, Ágnes AnnaKurucová, JanaKuryatnikova, TatianaKutasi, JuditKutlu, EzgiKutzarova, ValentinaKálnay, ZsófiaKögel, SabrinaLahyani, MayaLang, PetraLangford, BethanLangner, SusanneLapkovskaja, AnnaLaulan, SarahLauricella, StephanieLauritano, KelseyLazarenko, CelesteLe Saux, AlixLebedyantseva, AnastasiaLedzion-Porczyńska, MonikaLeech, PollyLemercier, ValentineLeonard, IsabelLeonardi, ClarissaLeoson, KatarinaLevicová, Jana HorákováLicht Miller, SienaLifar, SvetlanaLindsey, KateLivengood, VictoriaLloyd, RachaelLo Monaco, Josè MariaLodge-Campbell, LaurenLosier, MichèleLosseau, FlorenceLovelius, KarinLucas, ArianaLupinacci, RaffaellaLutzenberger, SabineLyddon, AngharadLyons, ChelseaLättilä, JenniLévy, Jeanne-MarieMack, DanielaMackinlay, HannahMagassy, JúliaMagnason, EddaMahnke, ClaudiaMalavasi, AnnaMalfi, SerenaMaltseva, IrinaMancini, LucianaManske, AnnaMarco, Ana CristinaMargaine, ClémentineMars, JulietteMarshania, AnnaMartin, AlineMartiniana, AntonieMartinucci, LeylaMarzo, MarziaMascus, MonikaMasuda, YayoiMatthews, DominicaMaultsby, NancyMaxheimer, SandraMaximova, ElenaMay, HermineMayer, ChristaMcCaldin, ClareMcDonald , MargaretMcHardy, AllysonMcIntosh, FloraMcLorinan, MarthaMchedlishvili, SofiaMeier, WaltraudMeláth, AndreaMester, ViktóriaMhamdi, AhlimaMiller, RonnitaMingardo, SaraMolinari, CeciliaMontague, DianaMontiel, Maria JoséMoore, DianaMora, AnaMorison, CatrionaMoriyama, KyokoMosley, RachelMullins, JulieMumford, TamaraMurrihy, PaulaMyrlak, MarcjannaMárquez, MartaMéchain, ElodieNadin, AlessiaNagyová, JuditaNakani, BongiweNansteel, DeborahNikiteanu, LilianaNolz, PatriciaNordstad, AstridO'Connor, KelleyO'Sullivan, NiamhOgii, MarinaOntronen, AnuOstroukhova, MariaPaasikivi, LilliPancrazi, ÉléonorePappas, FrancesPascoe, ClairePascu, EmanuelePaulsson, MatildaPavlů, EsterPeebo, AnnelyPeetz, KatharinaPendry, SianPenttinen, TiinaPessatti, KismaraPetrasova, AnetaPetrino, MichelaPetrone, GaiaPetrova, OlesyaPfefferkorn, IsabelPierard, AnnaPinchuk, MarinaPini, DanielaPlatts, SusanPlowright, RosalindPokupić, RenataPolverelli, LauraPope, SarahPracht, KatherinePresland, ClarePrice, SamanthaPrina, SoniaPring, SarahProcházková, SimonaPrudenskaya, MarinaPrudnikovaite, IevaPurtić, AndreaPučálková, ŠtěpánkaRachvelishvili, AnitaRanch, BettinaRasker, HelenaRatzenböck, ChristaRehlis, AgnieszkaReid, ValerieReinhold, AnnaReinhold, Marie-HenrietteRenard, EmilieRennert, SophieRepova, KarinaResmark, SusanneReuten, MariekeRice, ChristineRichardot, LucileRichter, ReginaRoberts, IreneRocchi, SaraRoche, LucieRudge, KathrynRudnicka, ElizaRudström, JohannaRudžianskaitė, JūratėRutigliano, JuliaRänzlöv, IdaRöser, CorneliaRüütel, KaiSandis, Marie-BelleSannefors, JohannaSantafé, Silvia TroSarkis, AgnesSassu, FrancescaSavinova, DaraSchaechter, DaliaSchaufer, LucyScheurle, CorinnaSchlemm-Gál, DorotheeSchlicht, AnnikaSchlosser, AnjaSchmid, JudithSchmidt, AgataSchmieger, CarinaSchneiderman, HeleneSchultze-Florey, IngvildSchuster, MichaelaSchuurmans, MaaikeSchwartz, Lúcia MegyesiSchwarz, HannaSchöck, AtalaSchönmüller, AnnetteSecunde, NadineSelinger, MichaelaSemenchuk, EkaterinaSergeyeva, YekaterinaSerluco, MelissaShaham, RinatShaw, MadeleineSherman, HelenShikhalizada, AytajShimizu, KasumiShipp, HeatherShkosa, EnkelejdaSimeoni, VéronicaSimkin, AngelaSimon, KrisztinaSindram, DanielaSkille, MaijaSliepnova, OlgaSlyvia, SvitlanaSmimmero, AgostinaSmirnova, AnnaSoffel, DorisSojer, Iris MarieSoojin Cavallaro, JuliaSpingler, RenateSpinney, PascaleStanek, KristinaStanway, HelenaStarushkevych, AnnaStaskiewicz, BlandineStevenson, KatieStotijn, ChristianneStoyanova, SvetlinaStroppa, AnnalisaStucker, JacquelynStéphany, AnnaSurguladze, NinoSussman, PerriSventelius, EmmaSwiderska, MartaSzabo, KristinaSzántó, AndreaSéchaye, CarineSýkorová, JanaTBCTakemoto, SetsukoTan, JadeTandl, KlaudiaTaniguchi, MutsumiTarandek, NinaTaylor, Beth MargaretTejero, LauraThielsen, JudithThomas, LeahTodorović, AleksandraTomasch, VictoriaTomlinson, JoannaToriki, YayoiTreichl, MiriamTrottmann, CatherineTurner, FelicityTwarowska, AuraUlbrich, Andrea EdinaUllrich, Maria TheresaUlmer, AnnekaUnknownUrmana, VioletaUzun, DenizVaahtoluoto, MaijuVan Droogenbroeck, KatarinaVermeulen, OliviaVermillion, IrisVerrecchia, LauraVerrez, VirginieVestri, AnnunziataVichi, CarlottaVictorova, AnnaVinyes Curtis, LidiaVis, FrancineVisentin, AlessandraVizin, ViktóriaVolkova, OksanaVolpe, AlessandraVomáčková, AlžbětaVondung, AnkeVyatkina, VeronikaVyaznikova, KseniaVárhelyi, ÉvaVázquez, PilarWaddington, HenryWakizono, AyaWang, NianWatkinson, EmmaWeiss, MariaWeissmann, NadineWeissová, EliškaWesseling, Maria RiccardaWessels, HeikeWestwood, JenniferWhately, KittyWiedemann, BernadettWilde, LauraWilkinson, KathleenWilliams, Chrystal EWilson, CaroleWilson, RachaelWindsor-Lewis, StephanieWinter, LouiseWoods, LauraWoolveridge, KateWróblewska, ElżbietaWu, HongniWyn-Rogers, CatherineYamashita, MakikoYerna, AlexiseZaharia, RamonaZajick, DoloraZajmi, MichaelaZaremba, ElenaZaïcik, EvaZerari, MajdoulineZilio, ElenaZimina, NataliaZubanovich, HelenaZukowski, KathrinZwierko, Agnesd'Oustrac, Stéphanievon Bülow, Katharinavon Garnier, Luisevon Otter, Anne SofieÉvora, HelenŠidlauskaitė, EglėŠveda, ZuzanaŠvēde, Zanda