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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

MilanPrima la musica poi le parole / Gianni Schicchi

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

New York CityTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Sondra Radvanovsky; Joseph Calleja

St PetersburgBoris Godunov

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Alexander Polyanichko; Andrei Tarkovsky; Mariinsky Opera; Nikolai Dvigubsky; Evgeny Nikitin; Olga Borodina

MelbourneDie Meistersinger von NürnbergNew Production

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Pietari Inkinen; Kasper Holten; Opera Australia; Mia Stensgaard; Anja Vang Kragh; Natalie Aroyan; Stefan Vinke

New York CityLes Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
Emmanuel Villaume; Penny Woolcock; Metropolitan Opera; Dick Bird; Kevin Pollard; Mariusz Kwiecień; Pretty Yende
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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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“Once upon a time”: Rossini's Cinderella in Cardiff

Tara Erraught (Angelina) © Jane Hobson
Delights both sugary and strange in this revival of La Cenerentola by Welsh National Opera.
****1
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A Cav & Pag with virtues and flaws at San Francisco Opera

Tango time © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Tenor-turned-director José Cura transplants the action from southern Italy to Buenos Aires. 
***11
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Seattle Opera's Porgy and Bess is a vocal and dramatic stunner

Angel Blue (Bess) and Alfred Walker (Porgy) © Philip Newton
Seattle Opera's memorable Porgy and Bess excels with an exceptional cast who performed with utmost sympathy for their roles.
****1
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A giggle a minute: Il turco in Italia in Sydney

Stacey Alleaume (Fiorilla) and Paolo Bordogna (Selim) © Keith Saunders
Turco inspired many a great opera director in the past; understandably, as it offers plenty of splendid comic situations. Simon Phillips' hilarious 2014 production is revived by Opera Australia.
****1
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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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