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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

JönköpingOn the Town

Bernstein: On the Town
Unknown; Bjorn Dobbelaere; Denny Lekström

MilanFin de partieWorld Première

Fin de partie
Kurtág: Fin de partie
Markus Stenz; Pierre Audi; Teatro alla Scala; Christof Hetzer; Frode Olsen; Leigh Melrose

OxfordRadamisto

Radamisto
Handel: Radamisto, HWV 12a, b
Peter Whelan; James Conway; English Touring Opera; William Towers; Katie Bray; Grant Doyle; Ellie Laugharne

ViennaRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Eivind Gullberg Jensen; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Camilla Nylund; Brandon Jovanovich

BarcelonaKáťa Kabanová

Patricia Racette como Káťa Kabanová © A. Bofill | Gran Teatro del Liceu
Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Josep Pons; David Alden; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Charles Edwards; Jon Morrell; Patricia Racette; Nikolai Schukoff

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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By Jove! A terrific Semele at the Royal Academy of Music

Lina Dambrauskaite (Semele) © Robert Workman
Royal Academy Opera maintains its usual high standards in a production of Handel’s operatic oratorio, a showcase for the singers of the future.
****1
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Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
Mefistofele proves a mixed blessing: good meets evil, devils fight with angels, lovely lyricism alternates with bombast and second-rate material.
***11
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“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at DNO

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Lotte de Beer’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for Dutch National Opera seems a surprisingly traditional spectacle... although it does come with a twist.
****1
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A superbly entertaining Kiss Me, Kate at the Theater Bonn

Oliver Arno (Petruchio), ensemble © Thilo Beu
Theater Bonn successfully tackles Kiss Me, Kate in an appropriately light production.
****1
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Superb AVA Puccini double bill in Philadelphia

Le villi © Paul Sirochman
Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts presents a wonderful Puccini double bill of Suor Angelica and Le villi.
*****
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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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Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
A fine cast led by Maija Kovalevska conveys the timeless beauty and emotion of Puccini’s Parisian melodrama, but the 1930s Berlin setting remains an imperfectly realised transformation.
***11
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