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Los AngelesDon Carlo(s)

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
James Conlon; Ian Judge; LA Opera; Tim Goodchild; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Unknown; Ramón Vargas

PhiladelphiaA Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Corrado Rovaris; Robert Carsen; Opera Philadelphia; Michael Levine; Tim Mead; Anna Christy

MilanLa Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Ottavio Dantone; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Teatro alla Scala; Marianne Crebassa; Maxim Mironov

WashingtonEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Robert Trevino; Robert Carsen; Washington National Opera; Michael Levine; Anna Nechaeva; Lindsay Ammann; Alexey Dolgov

MilanPrima la musica poi le parole / Gianni Schicchi

Salieri, Puccini
Ádám Fischer; Nicola Raab; Teatro alla Scala; Santo Loquasto; Ambrogio Maestri; Woody Allen

SydneyLucia di Lammermoor

Jessica Pratt (Lucia) and ensemble © Prudence Upton
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Carlo Montanaro; John Doyle; Opera Australia; Liz Ascroft; Jessica Pratt; Michael Fabiano

SydneyRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Renato Palumbo; Elijah Moshinsky; Opera Australia; Michael Yeargan; Tracy Grant Lord; Dalibor Jenis; Irina Lungu
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A strong Italian cast for Così fan tutte in Turin

Lucia Cirillo (Despina), Federica Lombardi (Fiordiligi) and Annalisa Stroppa (Dorabella) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
Diego Fasolis gives an enlightened, 18th-century account of the Mozart/da Ponte masterpiece, with great precision and elegance.
****1
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Mad scenes in Sydney for Jessica Pratt’s Lucia

Jessica Pratt (Lucia) and ensemble © Prudence Upton
With her signature role’s coloratura fireworks and dramatic nuance, Jessica Pratt’s Sydney Opera House debut is one to remember.
*****
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Opera North's Kiss me Kate arrives in London

Joseph Shovelton (First Gunman), John Savournin (Second Gunman) © Tristram Kenton
Cole Porter's exuberant wordsmithery and his smash-and-grab appropriation of a dozen musical styles can hardly fail to entertain; Opera North give us four top class leads.
***11
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Tannhäuser's long and tortuous journey of the spirit

Sophie Koch (Venus) and Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Stephen Gould is less than convincing in the lead role of Tannhäuser, but excellent ensemble work under Ádám Fischer's inspired direction offers compensations.
****1
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A dark update for Werther in Prague

Štěpánka Pučálková (Charlotte) and Peter Berger (Werther) © Patrik Borecký
Willy Decker's enduring production gets smart treatment in a handsome revival.
****1
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New Zealand Opera’s L’elisir d’amore: an evergreen charmer

Pene Pati (Nemorino) © Simon Watts
Charming and hilarious by turn, this production fields a largely young and Kiwi cast.
*****
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Too many doors: Don Giovanni in Oslo

Jakob Bloch Jespersen (Leporello) and Johannes Weisser (Don Giovanni) © Erik Berg
Despite some dramatic frustrations, at least in Oslo, Jones' production is saved by some truly outstanding singing.
***11
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