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BarcelonaDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Gustavo Dudamel; Simon McBurney; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Michael Levine; Nicky Gillibrand; Jean Kalman; Josie Daxter

LondonLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Ben Glassberg; Sir Jonathan Miller; English National Opera; Isabella Bywater; Jean Kalman; Crispin Lord
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Lisette Oropesa's Violetta is one of the greats at Covent Garden

Following success in New York and Madrid, Oropesa gives Covent Garden a Violetta that will be difficult to better.
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New-minted rather than dusted down: ENO opens season with Satyagraha

Phelim McDermott's popular staging of Satyagraha, which verges on the lush and the voluptuous, is revived to open English National Opera's season.
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Buffa or bullying? Don Pasquale on Glyndebourne Tour

Not quite as innocent an account of opera buffa as others, but for quality of musicianship, Glyndebourne Tour's revival of Mariame Clément’s production of Donizetti's comedy hits all the right notes.
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La Scala reopens for the autumn with Rossini's L’italiana in Algeri

Gaëlle Arquez, in one of her infrequent wanderings into Italian bel canto, leads a cast of Rossini specialists under the baton of Ottavio Dantone.
***11
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More dramma than giocoso: Don Giovanni at Covent Garden

Unimpeachable voices and fine playing light up The Royal Opera's latest revival of Kasper Holten's dark staging.
****1
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Love is no picnic: Hytner's Così fan tutte returns to Glyndebourne

Lush visuals and appealing singing do not quite make up for a somewhat lacklustre revival of Nicholas Hytner's acclaimed 2006 production of Mozart's late comedy.
***11
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Pared-down Puccini: The Royal Opera's La bohème gains new urgency

A uniformly excellent ensemble enlivens the Royal Opera House's latest Bohème revival.
****1
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