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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; Simon Keenlyside; Olga Bezsmertna

MadridCiclo Sinfónico: Réquiem por Cleopatra

Ciclo Sinfónico: Réquiem por Cleopatra
Berlioz, Strauss R.
Orquesta Nacional de España; Sir Mark Elder; Alice Coote

GenevaFaustNew production

John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Gounod: Faust
Michel Plasson; Georges Lavaudant; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Jean-Pierre Vergier; Ruzan Mantashyan; John Osborn

Los AngelesCandide

Kelsey Grammer (as Voltaire) © Ken Howard
Bernstein: Candide
James Conlon; Francesca Zambello; LA Opera; James Noone; Jennifer Moeller; Erin Morley; Jack Swanson

BudapestCosì fan tutte

Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Péter Halász; Miklós Szinetár; Hungarian State Opera; Gábor Forray; Judit Schäffer; Klára Kolonits; Mária Celeng

ZürichIdomeneoNew Production

Joseph Kaiser (Idomeneo) and Anna Stéphany (Idamante) © Monika Rittershaus
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Giovanni Antonini; Jetske Mijnssen; Zurich Opera; Gideon Davey; Dieuweke van Reij; Joseph Kaiser; Anna Stéphany

San FranciscoOne Story Two Operas

Bernstein, Heggie
Nicole Paiement; Opera Parallèle; Brian Staufenbiel; Renée Rapier; Abigail Levis
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A vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Weill's neglected "American Opera" opens in Madrid with a refurbished production by John Fulljames and a strong cast led by Patricia Racette.
***11
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Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires

Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anna Goryachova (Carmen) and Aigul Akhmetashina (Mercédès) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Interesting ideas and a brilliant orchestral performance aren't enough to overcome a visually dull staging, predictable choreography and a lack of chemistry between the protagonists.
**111
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A colourful, exuberant riot: ENO's Iolanthe

ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL
Cal McCrystal goes long on the ham and keeps the gags flowing in a visually stunning production that will delight G&S lovers.
****1
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Modified rapture: Tcherniakov's new Tristan

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus
A passionless staging of Wagner's masterpiece throws cold water on Barenboim's fiery conducting at the Staatsoper.
***11
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Abbado and Osorio create a masterful Beethoven

Roberto Abbado © Miro Zagnoli
Resident soloist Jorge Federico Osorio continues his Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with Guest Conductor Roberto Abbado and the Atlanta Symphony.
***11
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Victorian murder mystery: Elizabeth Cree at Chicago Opera Theater

Richard Troxell (Dan Leno) and Katherine Pracht (Elizabeth Cree) © Evan Hanover
Kevin Puts effectively shapes the time-traveling structure with distinctive sound worlds as thirty dramatic vignettes unfold across a little more than an hour and a half.
****1
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Traetta's Antigona a forceful Baroque drama in Amsterdam

Erika Simons (Antigona) © Jörg Landsberg
Tommaso Traetta’s Antigona is given a powerful staging, although not all the voices proved big enough for its mythical subject.
***11
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Performers
Abrahamyan, VarduhiAbramowa, AlyonaAger, JeanetteAisemberg, AloisaAitkin, KatherineAkhmetshina, AigulAlbano, MiriamAldrich, KateAldridge, RosieAlunno, CristinaAlàs, AnnaAmarù, ChiaraAmereau, AveryAndreeva, LarisaAngelico, AdrianAngelova, BorjanaAppleby, JoanneArquez, GaëlleBaader, ChristinaBacelli, MonicaBack, EricaBaechle, JaninaBakos, KornéliaBalatoni, ÉvaBalga, GabriellaBanjesevic, TamaraBarcellona, DanielaBardon, PatriciaBarnett-Jones, ClaireBarron, FleurBartoli, CeciliaBarton, JamieBastidas Gamboa, AdrianaBaumgartner, Tanja ArianeBeaumont, MaiteBecerra, VanessaBell, CathyBelli, MartinaBello, LudovicaBenoot, Sara JoBerlet, InèsBernacka, AnnaBerzhanskaya, VasilisaBest, Jessica AnnBetts-Dean, LotteBeuque, LamiaBibicheva, AnastasiaBickley, SusanBishop, ElizabethBistere, DianaBlythe, StephanieBock, ChristinaBock, JohanneBohinec, MonikaBoiko, MariaBondarevskaya, AnnaBonitatibus, AnnaBottoms, Amanda LynnBoulianne, JulieBove, RosaBray, KatieBreedt, MichelleBridelli, GiuseppinaBridges, J’NaiBrillembourg, FrederikaBrower, AngelaBrull, AnnaBrunet-Grupposo, SylvieBré, AmbroisineBulycheva, ZlataBunel, VictoireBurns, DawnBöhme, JuliaCacioppo, SabinaCalcaterra, MartaCampsall, ChristinaCarby, CatherineCargill, KarenCarlstedt, JennyCarrère, AlbaneCarty, SharonCaso, AugustaCenni, ElisaChappuis, Marie-ClaudeCharlston, HelenCharvet, AdèleChavez, LisaChiuri, Anna MariaChávez, KirstinCirillo, LuciaComa-Alabert, GemmaConnolly, Dame SarahCooke, HannahCooke, SashaCoote, AliceCorbacho, Maria LuisaCoventry, KatieCrebassa, MarianneCuster, ManuelaDamerau, Okka von derDandy, JessicaDanen, CarmenDark, JacquelineDavies, Sioned GwenDawson, JuliaDe Vita, AllegraDeShong, ElizabethDeYoung, MichelleDede, TuuriDemircioglu, SenemDemurova, KarinaDennefeld, AntoinetteDesandre, LeaDeshayes, KarineDiDonato, JoyceDixon, AshleyDobbin, CarolynDobi-Kiss, VeronikaDonose, RuxandraDoron, MichalDowsley, AnnaDragojevic, KatijaDressen, Marie‑LuiseDruet, IsabelleDudnikova, KseniaDurham, GraceEdmonds, EmilyEichenberger, ClaudeEngelhardt, MarenErraught, TaraExtrémo, AudeFaus, CristinaFaylenbogen, JuliaFechner, SandraFeinblatt, I-ChinFerede, SarahFeyginova, EllaFink, BernardaFiorillo, ElisabettaFischer, HanneFischer, Stine MariaFiselier, MariaFodor, BernadettFogašová, JolanaFontanals-Simmons, MartaForst, JudithFreedman, DarylFrenkel, RachelFujimura, MihokoFulgoni , Sara Füri-Bernhard, UrsulaGabouri, ElenaGaissert, BlytheGanassi, SoniaGaranča, ElīnaGardina, PaolaGautrot, MarieGenaux, VivicaGertseva, JuliaGillebo, IngeborgGinther, HilaryGish, AllisonGoldman, Na'amaGoryachova, AnnaGospodinova, VilislavaGrabias, BernadettaGraham, SusanGranström, Marie-LouiseGraves, DenyceGrevelius, AnnaGrigorian, RuzanaGringyte, JustinaGritskova, MargaritaGrove, JillGrötzinger, HeikeGubanova, EkaterinaGumos, KarolinaGura, TamaraGál, ErikaGöring, KathrinHajnová, VeronikaHall, CeceliaHallenberg, AnnHaller, DianaHammarström, KristinaHammerström, KristinaHankey, SamanthaHardy, BridgetHarmsen, SophieHarvey, AnnaHebelkova, KaterinaHeiter, MelindaHellekant, CharlotteHeller, ConstanceHendrick, CiaraHierlmeier, StefanieHill, AndreaHilmes, MariaHincapié, FiorellaHipp, HannaHolloway, JenniferHopper, CatherineHornung, ElisabethHoutzeel, StephanieHoward, YvonneHubeaux, Eve-MaudHughes, CarylHulcup, CaitlinHuntley, AnnaHøjlund, JohanneIervolino, TeresaInfante, MartaIreland, JeanneIsalv, SolgerdJaatinen, MelisJagusz, MariaJalovcová, KateřinaJankowski, MareikeJansson, ElisabethJohnson Cano, JenniferJohnson, HeatherJohnston, JenniferJones, Ann-KristinJovanovic, LidijaJørstad, LillyKalivodová, Andrea TögelKammerloher, KatharinaKapustová, MichaelaKarloski, HelenKarnéus, KatarinaKaryazina, NadezhdaKasarova, VesselinaKataeva, MariaKato, NozomiKawalek, NataliaKeegan, LianeKelly, RachelKemoklidze, KetevanKettlewell, AlisonKielland, Marianne BeateKiknadze, AnnaKimm, FionaKing, GenevièveKirchschlager, AngelikaKiss, AdriánaKnihtilä, TuijaKoch, SophieKolosova, AlisaKomlósi, IldikóKornievskaya, OksanaKosmo, IngebjørgKostiuk, LarisaKosviner, BarbaraKožená, MagdalenaKrasuska-Motulewicz, JoannaKrumm, LauraKulaeva, AgundaKulman, ElisabethKummervold, ToneKun, Ágnes AnnaKurucová, JanaKushpler, ZoryanaKutasi, JuditKálnay, ZsófiaKöhne, HelenaLamprecht, DorisLang, PetraLangella, ToniaLangner, SusanneLanza, GiovannaLapkovskaja, AnnaLatham, MeganLauricella, StephanieLavanant-Linke, Solenn'Le Saux, AlixLebel, MireilleLedzion-Porczyńska, MonikaLehner, DanielaLeich, KristenLemercier, ValentineLenormand, MarieLeonard, IsabelLeoson, KatarinaLeva-Poncet, VirginiaLevis, AbigailLewis, Sarah-JaneLindbäck, MariLindsey, KateLipovsek, MarjanaLivengood, VictoriaLloyd, RachaelLo Monaco, Josè MariaLosier, MichèleLovelius, KarinLowe, HeatherLubomirova, RaiaLupinacci, RaffaellaLynch, ElizabethMacdonald, MargaretMack, DanielaMainwaring, AilsaMalavasi, AnnaMalevskaya, EvdokiaMalfi, SerenaMaltseva, IrinaManistina, ElenaManske, AnnaMarchi, ClaudiaMargaine, ClémentineMarino, MeganMarkina, MariaMarrow, ElspethMars, JulietteMarshall, StephanieMarshania, AnnaMartiniana, AntonieMascus, MonikaMason, AnneMatthews, DominicaMaxheimer, SandraMaximova, ElenaMazurova, YuliaMazzucato, BenedettaMcCafferty, FrancesMcDonald , Margaret McGown, FionaMcHardy, AllysonMcMillian, GeraldineMcNeese, LaurenMchedlishvili, SofiaMeek, ClarissaMeier, WaltraudMeláth, AndreaMennibaeva, YuliaMentxaca, ItxarMester, ViktóriaMetlova, EkaterinaMetzler-Champion, MartinaMiddleman, QuinnMiles-Johnson, DeborahMiller, RonnitaMingardo, SaraMolinari, CeciliaMontiel, Maria JoséMoore, DianaMorel, AnaïkMorris, JoanMorsley, GemmaMouriz, ClaraMumford, TamaraMurphy, SuzanneMurrihy, PaulaMyrlak, MarcjannaMárquez, MartaMéchain, ElodieNaef, YvonneNagyová, JuditaNakani, BongiweNansteel, DeborahNekrasova, MargaritaNesi, Mary-EllenNeubauer, MargitNewman, MarionNikiteanu, LilianaNikolic, MilijanaNogales, MariféNí Bhriain, GemmaO'Connor, KelleyOertel, ChristianeOncioiu, CorneliaOrłowska-Jabłońska, AleksandraOstroukhova, MariaOtey, CristinaO’Sullivan, NiamhPaasikivi, LilliPackalén, JeniPalmer, Dame FelicityPancrazi, ÉléonorePantiukhova, MariaParks, MelissaPasturaud, JuliePaul, ElizabethPaulsson, MatildaPavelič, KoraPavlů, EsterPendry, SianPenttinen, TiinaPessatti, KismaraPetrino, MichelaPinchuk, MarinaPizzi, TizianaPlatts, SusanPlummer, MargaretPolverelli, LauraPondjiclis, SophiePracht, KatherinePratscher, ElisabethPresland, ClarePrice, SamanthaPrina, SoniaPrudenskaya, MarinaPuchalska, EwaPurtić, AndreaPučálková, ŠtěpánkaRachvelishvili, AnitaRadisic, SanjaRapier, RenéeRasker, HelenaRehlis, AgnieszkaReinhold, AnnaReinhold, Marie-HenrietteRenard, EmilieRennert, SophieRice, ChristineRichardot, LucileRiley, JuliaRinaldi, IleanaRitter, EmmaRoberts, IreneRoche, LucieRudge, KathrynRudström, JohannaRänzlöv, IdaRüütel, KaiSamsonova-Khayet, JulijaSarkis, AgnesSchaechter, DaliaSchaufer, LucyScheurle, CorinnaSchlicht, AnnikaSchlosser, AnjaSchmid, JudithSchmidt, AgataSchmieger, CarinaSchneiderman, HeleneSchröter, MaraikeSchuster, MichaelaSchwabegger, MonikaSchwartz, Lúcia MegyesiSchwarz, HannaSchöck, AtalaSeager, Marie ElizabethSecunde, NadineSegal, LaurenSeiltgen, AnnetteSemenchuk, EkaterinaSemmingsen, TuvaShaham, RinatSharvit, HagarShaw, AmyShaw, MadeleineSherman, HelenShipp, HeatherSidorova, AnastasiiaSimeoni, VéronicaSimkin, AngelaSimmonds, VictoriaSindram, DanielaSkrycka, NataliaSlyvia, SvitlanaSmimmero, AgostinaSmirnova, AnnaSoffel, DorisSojer, Iris MarieSolvang, Ann-BethSourouzian, NoraSouthwell, PeabodySpicer, SusannaSpies, JuliaSpilger, DorotheaSpingler, RenateStene, RandiStephen, Pamela HelenStevenson, KatieStotijn, ChristianneStoyanova, SvetlinaStroppa, AnnalisaStucker, JacquelynStéphany, AnnaSummers, HilarySurguladze, NinoSveda, ZuzanaSventelius, EmmaSwiderska, MartaSýkorová, JanaTaniguchi, MutsumiTarandek, NinaTatum, RenéeTaylor, AnnTaylor, Beth MargaretThielsen, JudithTodorović, AleksandraTreichl, MiriamTrottmann, CatherineTufano, EufemiaUgolin, AuroreUlbrich, Andrea EdinaUllrich, Maria 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Liso, Marinade Pont Davies, Rebeccavan Sandwijk, Rosannevan de Sant, Cécilevan der Poel, Truikavon Bülow, Katharinavon Otter, Anne Sofie