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Bad LauchstädtAlessandro Severo

Handel: Alessandro Severo, HWV A13
Jana Semerádová; Deda Cristina Colonna; Domenico Franchi; Collegium Marianum; Raffaele Pe; Hana Blažíková

ExeterGiulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Jonathan Peter Kenny; James Conway; English Touring Opera; Cordelia Chisholm; Clint van der Linde; Timothy Morgan

ChicagoJoyce DiDonato & Il pomo d'oro

Joyce DiDonato; Il pomo d'oro

Dumfries and GallowayPurcell: Songes & Ayres

© Jen Owens
Purcell
John Butt; Dunedin Consort; Mhairi Lawson

FindhornPurcell: Songes & Ayres

Purcell
John Butt; Dunedin Consort; Mhairi Lawson

ObanPurcell: Songes & Ayres

© Jen Owens
Purcell
John Butt; Dunedin Consort; Mhairi Lawson

HalleHandel’s Bestiary

Zefira Valova; Il pomo d'oro; Inga Kalna; Maite Beaumont; Donna Leon
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Hurrell's Cleopatra reigns in English Touring Opera's Giulio Cesare

Susanna Hurrell (Cleopatra) © Jane Hobson
James Conway's production for English Touring Opera returns in a trimmed-down, single-evening guise. 
***11
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A handsome Così fan tutte opens ETO's Spring tour

Thomas Elwin (Ferrando) and Frederick Long (Guglielmo) © Richard Hubert Smith
It is clear that these women are already ripe for plucking even before Don Alfonso unleashes his dastardly plan.
****1
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An Orfeo of infinite beauty by Nederlandse Reisopera

Samuel Boden (Orfeo) © Marco Borggreve
The brainchild of opera director Monique Wagemakers, choreographer Nanine Linning and visual artist Lonneke Gordijn, this Orfeo by Nederlandse Reisopera is a thing of infinite beauty.
*****
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Seductive lyricism from Jakub Józef Orliński at Wigmore Hall

Jakub Józef Orliński © Jiyang Chen

Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński makes a big impression at Wigmore Hall with Il pomo d’oro. 

*****
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NYC's House of Time reshapes and reconsiders Bach's works

House of Time at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church © Oliver Weston
The Chaconne was the highlight of the evening, given the fluidity it wants by Tatiana Daubek, as if the walls in the house of time had grown soft.
***11
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Les Indes galantes: with Alarcón, Rameau conquers the Bastille

Les Indes galantes at Opéra Bastille, with the dance company Rualité © Little Shao / Opéra national de Paris
The new production of Les Indes galantes at Opéra Bastille is exceptional, from the vocal cast to the choreography by Bintou Dembélé. But the stand-out performance of the evening comes from conductor Leonardo Garcia Alarcón.
*****
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Prom 71: Bach Night with a modern twist

During Henry Wood’s Prom years, Wednesday was Bach Night. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth, the Proms revived this tradition in the final week with a couple of modern twists.
***11
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