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Instrument: Mezzo-soprano

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MadridWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Unknown; Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda

ViennaDon Giovanni

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

GenevaBoris GodunovNew production

Mikhail Petrenko (Boris Godounov) et Marina Viotti (Fiodor) © GTG / Carole Parodi
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Paolo Arrivabeni; Matthias Hartmann; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Volker Hintermeier; Malte Lübben; Mikhail Petrenko

NorwichCendrillon

Cendrillon
Massenet: Cendrillon
Duncan Ward; Fiona Shaw; Glyndebourne on Tour; Jon Bausor; Nicky Gillibrand; Alix Le Saux; Agnes Zwierko

LondonHelen Charlston with Toby Carr

© Benjamin Ealovega
Strozzi, Monteverdi, Kapsberger
Helen Charlston; Toby Carr

MilanElektra

Elektra
Strauss R.: Elektra
Christoph von Dohnányi; Patrice Chéreau; Teatro alla Scala; Richard Peduzzi; Caroline de Vivaise; Ricarda Merbeth; Waltraud Meier

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
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Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele is an opera that is not as good as it sounds. It has marvelous, effective, moments such as the barn-storming Prologue and Epilogue in which the Devil confronts God and his heavenly choir and which book-end the opera with thrilling choruses.
***11
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The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
Mark-Anthony Turnage's First World War opera both moves and dazzles at the Barbican.
*****
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DiDonato shines with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Nézet-Séguin leads Philadelphians and Joyce DiDonato in superb performances of Wagner, Bates, Chausson and Respighi.
*****
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Sensuality and solidarity in Zurich's new Così

Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
If ever a new production of a Mozart opera had a riveting backstory, this one is it. 
*****
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An elephant in the room: Graham Vick's new Figaro opens in Rome

Le nozze di Figaro © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Graham Vick stages his Marriage of Figaro in todays vulgarity, but he is not fully convincing.
***11
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A convincing Norma in Reggio Calabria

Marily Santoro (Norma) © Antonio Sollazzo
Despite some minor flaws, a well appreciated performance of Bellini's masterpiece. 
***11
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The Queen of Sheba a rare Hungarian delight in New York

Erika Gál (The Queen of Sheba) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
The Hungarian State Opera's first New York tour featured an opera of forbidden love set in the Biblical Times by Karl Goldmark, and was a rare treat for the New York audience.
***11
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