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Los AngelesDon Carlo(s)

Don Carlo(s)
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
James Conlon; Ian Judge; LA Opera; Louisa Muller; Tim Goodchild; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Alexander Vinogradov

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

San FranciscoCavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Daniele Callegari; José Cura; San Francisco Opera; Ekaterina Semenchuk; Laura Krumm; Jill Grove; Roberto Aronica

PragueWerther

Massenet: Werther
Jan Bubák; Willy Decker; Prague National Theatre Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Peter Berger; Richard Samek

CardiffLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
James Southall; Sir David McVicar; Welsh National Opera; Tanya McCallin; Linda Richardson; Anush Hovhannisyan
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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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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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