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Instrument: Opera Company

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

Los AngelesThe Loser

Lang: The Loser
David Lang; LA Opera; Jim Findlay; Suzanne Bocanegra

ZürichLucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Nello Santi; Damiano Michieletto; Zurich Opera; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Roman Burdenko; Diana Damrau

BudapestLa GiocondaNew production

La Gioconda
Ponchielli: La Gioconda
Gergely Kesselyák; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Éva Szendrényi; Gergely Zöldy; Csilla Boross; Eszter Sümegi

LeedsDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)New production

Samantha Hay (The Queen of the Night) © Alastair Muir
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Robert Howarth; James Brining; Opera North; Colin Richmond; Kang Wang; Vuvu Mpofu


Puccini: Turandot
Andrea Battistoni; Lorenzo Fioroni; Deutsche Oper Berlin; John Fiore; Paul Zoller; Katharina Gault; Marrero Meechot

GenevaIl pirata

Bellini: Il pirata
Alan Woodbridge; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Franco Vassallo; Marina Rebeka; Michael Spyres; Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
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The Monstrous Child: Norse hell in Covent Garden

Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Hel) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
The Linbury re-opens its doors to opera with a new work whose libretto is superbly crafted by Francesca Simon, featuring a tour de force performance by Marta Fontanals-Simmons as the Norse goddess Hel.
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Clunky lyrics hamper Noah Mosley's Aurora at Bury Court Opera

Katherine Aitken (Wild Woman) and Isolde Roxby (Aurora) © Robert Workman
There are brilliant visual touches in Aylin Bozok’s stylish concept for Bury Court Opera and the monochrome aesthetic is clearly realised.
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A compelling Parsifal from Victorian Opera in Melbourne

Burkhard Fritz (Parsifal) and Peter Rose (Gurnemanz) © Jeff Busby

The Australian Youth Orchestra was full of poise and maturity and all the singing was impressive in Roger Hodgman's production.

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Bowler hats and lobsters: WNO's surreal Magic Flute returns

Ben Johnson (Tamino) © Bill Cooper
Dominic Cooke’s Magritte-inspired production returns to Wales Millennium Centre to keep the audience giggling. 
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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
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Reform romcom: Odyssey Opera’s Paride ed Elena

Mireille Asselin (Elena) and Meghan Lindsay (Paride) © Kathy Wittman
Helen of Troy is the theme for this half of Odyssey’s season, launched with Gluck's rarity. 
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A second chance for a teenager Mozart in Venice

Il re pastore at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice © Michele Crosera
Il re pastore seems to be a work that deserves to be included in the repertoire for its undoubted qualities and not only because it foreshadows the genius of the works that will follow.
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