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Instrument: Opera Company

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PhiladelphiaLucia di LammermoorNew production

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Corrado Rovaris; Laurent Pelly; Opera Philadelphia; Chantal Thomas; Brenda Rae; Troy Cook

HaddingtonThe Burning Fiery Furnace

Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace
Derek Clark; Jenny Ogilvie; Scottish Opera; Scottish Opera Chorus; The Orchestra of Scottish Opera

Grand RapidsOn the Town

Bernstein: On the Town
Unknown; Circle Theatre Company

BerlinLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Stephan Zilias; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Donald Runnicles; Frank Philipp Schlössmann; Klaus Bruns; Elena Tsallagova

MalmöWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Jakob Hultberg; Magnus Fryklund; Malmö Opera; Steffen Aarfing; Anja Vang Kragh; Frida Johansson; Anton Zetterholm

BerlinAnatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)

© Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Otto Pichler; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

MilanAli Baba and the Forty Thieves (Alì Babà e i 40 ladroni)New Production

Francesca Manzo (Delia), Riccardo Della Sciucca (Nadir) and Chuan Wang (Calaf) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Cherubini: Ali Baba ou les Quarante Voleurs
Paolo Carignani; Liliana Cavani; Teatro alla Scala; Leila Fteita; Soloists of the Teatro alla Scala Academy; Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra; Emanuela Tagliavia
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Talented young cast shines in New Zealand Opera's La bohème

Thomas Atkins (Rodolfo) and Marlena Devoe (Mimì) © David Rowland
It was hard not to be drawn in by the romance and tragedy as presented by such a sincere, credible and vocally talented young cast and a conductor with such strong identification with the idiom.
****1
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Magical musicianship, but drab direction

Mirella Hagen (Morgana) and Rainer Trost (Oronte) © Herwig Prammer
Marlis Petersen's Alcina bloomed for a knockout “Ah! mio cor!” just in time for intermission.
***11
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Guth's FroSch arrives at Unter den Linden

Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Guth's incisive staging of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's grandest opera proves a moving and detailed experience at its transfer to the reopened Staatsoper. 
****1
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A lovely, lurid Tosca from Opera North

Giselle Allen (Tosca) and Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) © Richard Hubert Smith
Edward Dick directs a Tosca full of contemporary references with Opera North at Leeds Grand Theatre, Puccini's score conducted by Antony Hermus.
****1
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Ferocious intensity: Pountney's new War and Peace at WNO

Lauren Michelle (Natasha) and Jonathan McGovern (Prince Andrei) © Clive Barda
WNO make a compelling case for Prokofiev's gargantuan War and Peace.
*****
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A cultural touchstone takes centre-stage at Prague's National Theatre

Dana Burešová (Libuše) © Jakub Gulyás
Smetana's Libuše makes a timely reappearance in Prague.
***11
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Irish National Opera's futuristic Hoffmann

Claudia Boyle (Olympia) © Pat Redmond
Tom Creed's take on Offenbach's opéra fantastique works best in the Olympia act in this new production in Dublin. 
***11
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