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AthensFalstaffNew production

Verdi: Falstaff
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Stephen Langridge; Greek National Opera; George Souglides; Peter Mumford; Greek National Opera Orchestra

BudapestWar and PeaceNew production

Prokofiev: War and Peace
Alan Buribayev; Calixto Bieito; Hungarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Michael Bauer; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra

PragueThe Bartered BrideNew production

Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Jaroslav Kyzlink; Alice Nellis; Prague National Theatre Opera; David Švec; Matěj Cibulka; Kateřina Štefková

MadridLa Dolores

Bretón: La Dolores
Guillermo García Calvo; Amelia Ochandiano; Teatro de la Zarzuela; Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda; Jesús Ruiz; Juan Gómez-Cornejo; Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid

GenevaParsifalNew production

Wagner: Parsifal
Jonathan Nott; Michael Thalheimer; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Henrik Ahr; Michaela Barth; Stefan Bolliger; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

BudapestOtello

Verdi: Otello
Stefano Poda; Hungarian State Opera; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra

BerlinRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Erina Yashima; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Klaus Grünberg; Klaus Bruns; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin
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Tim Albery's Tannhäuser gets a second revival at the ROH

Albery's production allows the opera to speak for itself, although sluggish pacing in the pit detract from the musical merits of this revival. 
***11
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Chabrier’s L’Étoile is a box of zany effervescent delight at the RCS

The spirited principals and chorus of the Royal Conservatoire Scotland are directed by PF Harris in Chabrier’s fizzing opéra bouffe.

****1
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Out of the closet and into the cage: La Cage aux Folles in Berlin

Thanks to Barrie Kosky's flamboyant imagination and a solid cast, the Komische Oper's new production of La Cage aux Folles glitters, but could be more gay.
***11
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Peace and War: a Hungarian victory for Bieito’s bold production

Calixto Bieito takes on Prokofiev's Tolstoy epic – and wins in the opera's Hungarian premiere. 
*****
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COC's sexed up Figaro: beautifully sung, creepily funny

The COC revival of its 2016 production of Le nozze di Figaro is still rooted in Claus Guth’s gloomy Scandinavia but it’s lightened up to become much sexier and funnier.
****1
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Hilarious Périchole sends up Austrian political scandals

“Lima darf nicht Österreich werden!” Offenbach's operetta is set in Lima, but really it’s Vienna in director Nikolaus Habjan uproarious production. 
****1
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Opera North revives its taut, terrific Tosca

The director Edward Dick and his designer, Tom Scutt, alternate between realistic and expressionistic images in their creation of grim spectacle.
****1
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