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CardiffTosca

Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Michael Blakemore; Welsh National Opera; Timothy Burke; Ashley Martin-Davis; Claire Rutter; Mary Elizabeth Williams

CardiffDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
James Southall; John Caird; Welsh National Opera; John Napier; Yoon Bae; Gavan Ring; David Stout

BirminghamDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
James Southall; John Caird; Welsh National Opera; John Napier; Yoon Bae; Gavan Ring; David Stout

SouthamptonDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
James Southall; John Caird; Welsh National Opera; John Napier; Yoon Bae; Gavan Ring; David Stout

PlymouthDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
James Southall; John Caird; Welsh National Opera; John Napier; Yoon Bae; Gavan Ring; David Stout

Milton KeynesDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
James Southall; John Caird; Welsh National Opera; John Napier; Yoon Bae; Gavan Ring; David Stout

BristolDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
James Southall; John Caird; Welsh National Opera; John Napier; Yoon Bae; Gavan Ring; David Stout
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An uncomplicated, thrilling Tosca from WNO

Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Carlo Rizzi conducts WNO's Tosca revival in Cardiff.
****1
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Scottish Opera’s Greek: a lively update on Oedipus

Allison Cook and Alex Otterburn © Jane Hobson
Alex Otterburn as East End Eddy gives a towering performance in Scottish Opera’s revival of its Edinburgh Festival production of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Greek.
****1
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Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills

Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byrna Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherina Ashmore
After its Christmas break, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci return to the Royal Opera in Daminano Michieletto's arresting production. 
****1
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Met's revival of Figaro as relevant today as ever

Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) and Christiane Karg (Susanna) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
Under elegant leadership of conductor Harry Bicket, the Met's revival of the "Marriage of Figaro" succeeds with a strong ensemble of cast.
****1
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Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag

Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Even stronger than first time round, Michieletto's impressive staging is complemented by an outstanding double role debut from Hymel and a heartbreaking Santuzza from Elīna Garanča.
*****
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A musically gorgeous Bohème in Amsterdam

Sergey Romanovsky (Rodolfo) and Eleanora Buratto (Mimì) © Marco Borggreve
Gifted conductor Andrea Battistoni and a vocally seductive cast made this revival of Benedict Andrews’s flawed La bohème a musical triumph.
****1
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Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

Asmik Grigorian (Marie) and Audun Iversen (Wozzeck) © Erik Berg
Christoph Loy's Oslo production of Wozzeck is a dramatic triumph, with gripping performances from a cast led by Audun Iversen's desperate title character.
*****
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