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GlyndebourneDer Rosenkavalier

Rachel Willis-Sørensen (The Marschallin) © Robert Workman | Glyndebourne Festival 2018
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Robin Ticciati; Richard Jones; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Paul Steinberg; Nicky Gillibrand; Rachel Willis-Sørensen; Michaela Kaune

LondonKiss me, Kate

Kiss me, Kate
Porter: Kiss me, Kate
James Holmes; Jo Davies; Opera North; Oliver Rundell; Colin Richmond; Quirijn de Lang

EdinburghKiss me, Kate

Kiss me, Kate
Porter: Kiss me, Kate
James Holmes; Jo Davies; Opera North; Oliver Rundell; Colin Richmond; Quirijn de Lang

Los AngelesDon Carlo(s)

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

WashingtonEugene Onegin

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

PragueLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Constantin Trinks; Wolfgang Wagner; Prague National Theatre Opera; Thomas Kaiser; Katharina Wagner

OsloDon GiovanniNew Production

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Christopher Moulds; Richard Jones; Norwegian National Opera; Benjamin Bayl; Paul Steinberg; Nicky Gillibrand; Johannes Weisser
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Seriously funny: Glyndebourne's Rosenkavalier

Rachel Willis-Sørensen (The Marschallin) © Robert Workman | Glyndebourne Festival 2018
Strauss' mix of bedroom farce, comedy of manners and bittersweet musing about aging is acted and sung superbly in this revival of Richard Jones' production.
*****
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A traditional Il corsaro revived in Piacenza

Il corsaro at the Teatro Municipale, Piacenza © Mirella Verile
In this Verdi's popular work we find a paroxysm of affections that is consonant with Matteo Beltrami's energetic conducting.
***11
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Opera Australia’s Tosca highlights the tyranny of evil Scarpia

Marco Vratogna (Scarpia) © Jeff Busby
Remarkable singers and magnificent sets successfully transpose Puccini’s Tosca to Nazi-occupied Rome, bringing home the horror of tyranny and how possible it is to occur.
****1
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Opera Australia's beautiful La traviata returns to Melbourne

Corinne Winters (Violetta) © Jeff Busby
The quality cast purred, but glorious roars are required to jolt audiences from placid enjoyment of Opera Australia’s gorgeous 24-year-old production of this Verdi classic.
***11
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Enter the madman: Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Sydney

Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Quichotte) © Ken Howard | San Diego Opera
Massanet’s Don Quichotte is mounted by Opera Australia, in a production which creaks but is held together by fine singing from Ferruccio Furlanetto and Warwick Fyfe.
***11
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Hot ice and strange snow

Joshua Bloom (Bottom) and Soraya Mafi (Tytania) © Robert Workman
In Siberian conditions more akin to The Winter's Tale, a revival of Robert Carsen's season setting of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream offered a warm glow at the Coliseum.
****1
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A thrilling Don Giovanni at Welsh National Opera

Miklós Sebestyén (Commendatore) and Gavan Ring (Don Giovanni) © Richard Hubert Smith
A strong cast take us to the brink of damnation in Welsh National Opera’s revival of Don Giovanni.
****1
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