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ViennaIdomeneo

Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Tomáš Netopil; Kasper Holten; Vienna State Opera; Mia Stensgaard; Anja Vang Kragh; Bernard Richter; Rachel Frenkel

TorontoCosì fan tutte

Così fan tutte © Michael Cooper
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Bernard Labadie; Atom Egoyan; Canadian Opera Company; Debra Hanson; Kirsten MacKinnon; Emily D'Angelo

MunichNabucco

Nabucco
Verdi: Nabucco
Andrea Battistoni; Yannis Kokkos; Bavarian State Opera; Dalibor Jenis; Anna Pirozzi

MadridIdomeneo, rè di CretaNew production

Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Ivor Bolton; Robert Carsen; Teatro Real; Luis F Carvalho; Petra Reinhardt; Eleonora Buratto; Hulkar Sabirova

ViennaWiener Staatsballett in der Volksoper: Coppélia

Delibes: Coppélia
Pierre Lacotte; Vienna State Ballet; Simon Hewett; Lorenz C Aichner; Jean-Luc Simonini; Michel Ronvaux

ParisIl primo omicidioNew production

Scarlatti: Caino, overo il primo omicidio
René Jacobs; Romeo Castellucci; Opéra de Paris; Kristina Hammarström; Olivia Vermeulen

ChicagoLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Michael Christie; Arin Arbus; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Riccardo Hernandez; Cait O'Connor; Albina Shagimuratova; Giorgio Berrugi
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Last Rites: Puccini meets Stravinsky in Leeds

Vanessa Vince-Pang in The Rite of Spring © Tristram Kenton
A daring double bill from Opera North and Phoenix Dance Theatre pairs Jeanguy Saintus' new choreography for The Rite of Spring with a revival of Christopher Alden's production of Gianni Schicchi
****1
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Reform romcom: Odyssey Opera’s Paride ed Elena

Mireille Asselin (Elena) and Meghan Lindsay (Paride) © Kathy Wittman
Helen of Troy is the theme for this half of Odyssey’s season, launched with Gluck's rarity. 
****1
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A second chance for a teenager Mozart in Venice

Il re pastore at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice © Michele Crosera
Il re pastore seems to be a work that deserves to be included in the repertoire for its undoubted qualities and not only because it foreshadows the genius of the works that will follow.
***11
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Núñez and Muntagirov light up Don Quixote

Marianela Núñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio) © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
Despite Carlos Acosta's staging of Don Quixote feeling a little tame, the Royal Ballet's star couple dazzles. 
***11
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Handel's Serse – the Vegas version – in Karlsruhe

Yang Xu (Elviro), Max Emanuel Cencic (Arsamene) and Franco Fagioli (Serse) © Falk von Traubenberg
The problem with on-stage vulgarity is that, while it might be sophisticated and knowing satire, it ends by being what it is parodying.
***11
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Elektra: Great success for Nina Stemme’s Lyric Opera debut

Michaela Martens (Klytaemnestra) and Nina Stemme (Elektra) © Cory Weaver

The Lyric revives Sir David McVicar’s production of Strauss’ horrific tale with a superb cast led by Swedish “helden-soprano” Nina Stemme.

****1
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Mesmerising Akhnaten returns to ENO

Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten) © Jane Hobson
Philip Glass' hypnotic opera returns in Phelim McDermott's outstanding production that respects the solemn, statuesque grandeur and epic ritual of the score. 
*****
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Aarfing, SteffenAgeman, JoéAhr, HenrikAjdarpasic, RifailAmadei, DavideAndrews, PaulAndrico, GiacomoAndújar, AlejandroArce, AlexArefiev, VladimirArienti, JustinArkhipov, ViktorArlaud, PhilippeAsisi, YadegarAvtandilova, KarinaAzorín, PacoBadenhop, NielsBailey, BobBannwart, PatrickBarbe, AndréBarkhin, SergeiBaselitz, GeorgBaudry, MathiasBauer, RaimundBaur, BenBausor, JonBazak, IvanBeaton, CecilBechtler, HildegardBecker, DirkBelli, AndreaBellè, GiuliaBeltrame, AlbertoBelugou, DavidBenois, AleksandrBenois, NicolaBernardi, MonicaBerndt, FredBialas, EstherBieito, CalixtoBilozub, OleksandrBird, DickBirkeland, ErlendBlak, SamalBoasso, ClaudiaBombe, KatrinBooth, SarahBorn, AdolfBorovsky, DavidBorák, PavelBoyd, MadeleineBrade, HelmutBradshaw, FrankieBraunschweig, StéphaneBrossmann, JakobBrown {designer}, PaulBruland, Bjarte Emil WedervangBuether, MiriamBurgstaller, AlexandraBywater, IsabellaBönisch, JaroslavCabellut, LitaCalatrava, GabrielCamera, AlessandroCarsen, RobertCarter, LucyCarvalho, Luis FCastells, LlucCastellucci, RomeoCavinato, PaoloCerullo, RichardChambon, AlainCharles, EmmanuelChecchetto, MassimoChevalier, EricChisholm, CordeliaChitty, AlisonChocholoušek, MartinChristie, BunnyCibulka, MatějClarac, Jean-PhilippeClark, HannahClement & SanouConnan, KatrinCousins, BobCousins, RobertCozzi, AndreaCpin, MarekCremer, ChristofCrisman, LauroCrompton, PeterCrouch, JulianCrowley, BobCsikós, AttilaCummins, AlysonCura, JoséCziegler, BalázsDalton, AprilDamovsky, BerndDavey, GideonDavison, Peter J.Deana, NathalieDeely, MattDekker, KesoDentler, TimoDevlin, EsDidwiszus, RufusDijkema, MichielDodge, AlexanderDomingo, MartaDugardyn, BenoitDugas, CamilleDuque, LilianaDvořák, DanielDésiré, LouisEdwards, Andrew D.Edwards, CharlesEngeln, StephanieEngels, JohanEvans, MarutiFantin, PaoloFarghali, Hafiz AbdelFarley, DavidFarmer, PeterFavre, EmmanuelleFerenčík, MilanFerretti, DanteFerrigno, LuigiFillion, CarlFindlay, JimFischer-Dieskau, MathiasFischer-Piscat, GünterFleischle, AnnaFlores, AlfonsForbin, LaurenceForma, GiòForman, MatějForray, GáborFranke, BerndFredrikson, KristianFreibergs, AndrisFreyer, AchimFriedländer, ChristianFrigerio, EzioFrosch, KathrinFurthmann, AnjaFülöp, ZoltánFürhofer, PhilippGallis, PaulGalloway, StephenGarcia, DoraGargiulo, HugoGasperoni, ManuelaGauja, InāraGeorgiadis, NicolasGerstner, MurielGibson, NateGilmour, SoutraGinefri-Corbel, NöelleGinsberg, MarshaGlarner, KasparGlittenberg, RolfGonzalez, Pierre JorgeGratzer, HansGropman, DavidGrossi, PasqualeGrünberg, KlausGschwender, SusanneGuardia, Aída-LeonorGunter, JohnGussmann, WolfgangGutjahr, WolfHageneier, StefanHaller, AnnikaHammer, BernhardHanicka, BarbaraHannak, SebastianHansen, JuliaHanson, DebraHarvey, PeterHatley, TimHaß, KatjaHeather, JaneHeilein, PeterHeinrich, RudolfHenze, EnoHerheim, StefanHermanis, AlvisHernandez, RiccardoHerold, FalkoHerrmann, Karl-ErnstHetzer, ChristofHiglett, SimonHintermeier, VolkerHo Van, AlbanHoffer, HansHoheisel, TobiasHohmann, BärbelHolt, WillHopkins, Robert InnesHuptych, MiroslavHwang, BradIvschina, TatjanaJapelj, MarkoJob, EnricoJones, ChristineJones, RobertJonsson, Per AJoos, IngoJossen, Marie-ThérèseJuhász, KatalinJunge, MoritzJurjāne, KristīneJäkel, GisbertKarolczak, DorotaKatz, WilliamKaufmann, MaxKawaguchi, NaojiKeller, MarcelKenny, SimonKentaurKhan, IdrisKilian, JensKingsbury, EmmaKinmonth, PatrickKirsch, Anna-SofiaKneidl, KarlKnight, KevinKohler, AdrianKokkos, YannisKolios, GeorgiosKopecký, JakubKuchárek, JurajKudlička, BorisKuhn, AnneKunze, UlrikeKurz, AnnetteKylián, JiříLaimé, StéphaneLamford, ChloeLandreville, OlivierLateva, DimanaLecat, Jean-GuyLeiacker, JohannesLeigh, GeorgeLeitner, UlrichLemaire, VincentLeong, PiaLevine, MichaelLevy, MarouschaLieberman, AndrewLien, MimiLiertz, MelanieLippert, MatthiasLivermore, DavideLoquasto, SantoLubek, JulienLugnier, QuentinLukka, KatiLukášek, JanLöffel, FraukeMac Moc DesignMacDonald, EmilyMacMillan, DeborahMacfarlane, JohnMadsen, Flurin BorgMaestre, AurélieMajewski, AndreasMarelli, Marco ArturoMargolin, ZinovyMaringola, CarmineMarr, ScottMartin, FischerMattila, AnttiMatásek, PetrMayer, StefanMcCallin, TanyaMcCann, GaryMcDonald, AntonyMcGarty, MichaelMcGregor, WayneMcLane, DerekMcVicar, Sir DavidMerlo, SilviaMeurer, SandraMeyer, HartmutMeyer, RobertMeyer{Set designer}, MarkusMichieletto, DamianoMichiels, TijsMiotk, MartinMock, Cameron JayeMombaerts, SaulMonloup, HubertMori, MarikoMorrell, JonMortimer, VickiMudlagk, Alexander JMuir, HollyMurauer, HerbertMurchison, RuariMérida, AndrésNeidhardt, MathisNeidthardt, MathisNeumeier, JohnNewman Brown, RhiannonNezhny, IgorNitsche, MoritzNottrodt, KatrinNunn, StuartO'Connor, FrancisOberle, Carl-FriedrichOkunev, VyacheslavOlbeter, RolandOram, ChristopherOrlandi, WilliamOstling, DanielOzpetek, FerzanPabst, PeterPadrissa, CarlusPaladino, MimmoPalli, MargheritaPaolini, GiulioPappelbaum, JanParker, JoannaParolini, FedericaPask, ScottPastukh, SimonPeduzzi, LaurentPeduzzi, RichardPerdziola, RobertPerego, LuigiPericoli, TullioPerkins, JamesPeter, AlfredPeter, OkarinaPetrovic, DarkoPetzold, GuidoPfüller, VolkerPhillips, OwenPiestrzyńska, JoannaPigott, HollyPiper, TomPizzi, Pier LuigiPoda, StefanoPolzin, AlexanderPonnelle, Jean-PierrePotra, DanPrattes, StephanPurmale, LīgaPye, TomQuaranta, GianniRadok, DavidRauch, NeoRavella, BrunoReed, TimReichert, NicolaReinhard, UlrikeReinhardt, AndreasReinhardt, Conrad MoritzReppa, DavidRibeiro, FernandoRichmond, ColinRichter, DieterRingst, RebeccaRoberts, Richard [set designer]Rohner, ClaudiaRom, ErhardRose, JürgenRosenthal, ToddRossi Jost, SusannaRoussat, CécileRuf, ÉricRózsa, IstvánRöhrbein, MommeSabounghi, RudySamaritani, Pier LuigiSanjust, FilippoSanti, TizianoSavi, CarloSchavernoch, HansScheele, HeikeSchenk, TomSchleich, MadeleineSchlieker, Hans-JoachimSchlipf, KatharinaSchlössmann, Frank PhilippSchlößmann, Frank PhilippSchmelzer, HeidrunSchmidt, ChristianSchneider, SophiaSchneider-Siemssen, GüntherScholder, Hans MartinSchramm, JoSchubiger, ChristophSchuette, JamesSchweer, RobertSchönebaum, UrsSchörghofer, HartmutScott, MichaelSegna, MartinaSeibicke, PascalSellmaier, RainerSerebrennikov, KirillShaishmelashvili, OlgaShima, JiroSiegrist, UlrikeSiercke, AlfredSimon, MichaelSimonini, Jean-LucSinell, RainerSkulte, KristapsSmith, RaeSouglides, GeorgeSoyer, ÉricSpangler, WaltSpazzi, MariaSpinatelli, LuisaSpuck, ChristianSquarciapino, FrancaStaley, EarlSteinberg, PaulStengl, UlfStensgaard, MiaStepanova, ElenaStephenson, TanyaStich, OttoStones, BenStrassberger, ThaddeusStromgren, JoStrumbel, StefanSvensson, KarlSzczęśniak, MałgorzataSzendrényi, ÉvaSzlávik, IstvánSzékely, LászlóSánchez-Cuerda, RicardoTag, Katrin LeaTandberg, Ole AndersTcherniakov, DmitriTeigné, FabienThavoris, YannisTheunissen, SabineThomas, ChantalThomson, BrianThor, HaraldTiramani, JennyTommasi, CarloTramonti, SergioTravers, LeslieTröger von Allwörden, HeinrichTsypin, GeorgeTzykun, VictoriaUltzUnger, DanielUstinov, YuriVartan, JamieVayer, TamásVentura, PaoloVerstraeten, ThomasVersweyveld, JanVersweyweld, JanViebrock, AnnaVirsaladze, SimonVoigt, Raimund OrfeoVoitenko, AndreiVollmer, HeikeVychodil, LadislavVäisänen, MarkWagner, WolfgangWalter, PaulWalther, ArneWebern, NikolausWeitz, Pierre-AndréWhitemore, LouieWills, PaulWilson, RobertWoods, AnnemarieWunsch, SaskiaWögerbauer, FerdinandYeargan, MichaelYokota, AtsumiZeffirelli, FrancoZeger, RalphZholdak, AndrijZholdak, DanielZielinski, JörgZimmermann, JörgZoller, PaulZwimpfer, KasparZöldy, Gergelyde Lavenère, Brunode Limburg, BarbarafettFILMrosalietakisvan Acker, Eva Mariavan Hercke, Karinevan Reij, Dieuwekevan Rensburg, Kobievan Schayk, Toervan Walsum, TatyanaČerný, MartinČáp, VladimírĎurík, AndrejŠkandíková, Lucia