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New York CityMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Anthony Minghella; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Ana María Martínez; Andrea Carè

New York CityCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Lorenzo Viotti; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; Rob Howell; J'Nai Bridges; Ramona Zaharia

MunichDie Fledermaus

© Wilfried Hösl
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Friedrich Haider; Leander Haußmann; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Kleber; Doris Haußmann; Johannes Martin Kränzle; Rachel Willis-Sørensen

New York CityCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Marco Armiliato; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; Rob Howell; Varduhi Abrahamyan; Russell Thomas

LondonMadam Butterfly [as of 17th March all performances are suspended]

Natalya Romaniw (Cio-Cio-san) © Jane Hobson
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Martyn Brabbins; Anthony Minghella; English National Opera; Martin Fitzpatrick; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Natalya Romaniw

CopenhagenLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Richard Farnes; David Radok; Royal Danish Opera; Gisela Stille; Francesca Dotto; Francesco Castoro; Matteo Lippi

TurinSimon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Sylvano Bussotti; Teatro Regio di Torino; Carlos Álvarez; Michele Pertusi
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Amazing Breaking the Waves: Scottish Opera at the Adelaide Festival

Sydney Mancasola (Bess) © Andrew Beveridge

Breaking the Waves is a remarkable opera. Scottish Opera has brought a thrilling cast, orchestra and team to Adelaide, and its audiences are all the richer for it.

*****
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Pulling the heart strings: Madam Butterfly returns to ENO

Natalya Romaniw (Cio-Cio-san) © Jane Hobson
Anthony Minghella's classic production of Madam Butterfly makes a welcome return with a sensational role debut by Natalya Romaniw as Cio-Cio-san.
****1
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Empty hunger: Bieito’s Carmen returns to ENO

Sean Panikkar (Don José) and Justina Gringytė (Carmen) © Richard Hubert Smith
Bieito’s Carmen is now a mainstay of ENO's repertoire, but with an excellent central cast led by Sean Panikkar and Justina Gringytė, the production feels entirely fresh. 
****1
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A darkly gothic Don Giovanni entertains in Sydney

Luca Micheletti (Don Giovanni) and Anna Dowsley (Zerlina) © Keith Saunders
David McVicar's dark and gothic Don Giovanni is revived in Sydney, with stand-out performances from Luca Micheletti as an unapologetic and dashing Don, and Eleanor Lyons as a magnificent Donna Anna
****1
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Kang Wang makes a striking Opera Australia debut in La bohème

Karah Son (Mimì) and Kang Wang (Rodolfo) © Prudence Upton
Gale Edwards' popular revival, set in the 1930s Weimar Republic, brings visual delight and showcases Australian-Chinese tenor Kang Wang as Rodolfo.
****1
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The Queen of Spades plays her cards right in Naples

Misha Didyk (Hermann) and Anna Nechaeva (Lisa) © Luciano Romano e Francesco Squeglia
Willy Decker does not try to make the structure of the plot any clearer, mainly concentrating on the deeper meaning of the work. The cast was excellent.
*****
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Met Opera revives Le nozze di Figaro with musical style

Nadine Sierra (Susanna), Adam Plachetka (Count Almaviva) and Susanna Phillips (Countess Almaviva) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera

In its revival of the 2014 production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the Metropolitan Opera offers a satisfying blend of comic antics, beautifully realized music, and some top-notch singing in several roles. 

****1
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