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AmsterdamÄndere die Welt!

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Mart van Berckel; Opera Zuid; Rosa Schützendorf; LUDWIG Orchestra; Wouter Snoei; Jasmijn van Wijnen

The HagueÄndere die Welt!

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Mart van Berckel; Opera Zuid; Rosa Schützendorf; LUDWIG Orchestra; Wouter Snoei; Jasmijn van Wijnen

ZwolleÄndere die Welt!

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Mart van Berckel; Opera Zuid; Rosa Schützendorf; LUDWIG Orchestra; Wouter Snoei; Jasmijn van Wijnen

HeerlenÄndere die Welt!

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Mart van Berckel; Opera Zuid; Rosa Schützendorf; LUDWIG Orchestra; Wouter Snoei; Jasmijn van Wijnen

PragueBall im SavoyNew production

Abraham: Ball im Savoy
Jan Kučera; Martin Čičvák; Prague National Theatre Opera; Hans Hoffer; Georges Vafias; Jan Dörner; Prague State Opera Orchestra

EssenA Night in Venice

Strauss II: A Night in Venice
Guido Mancusi; Bruno Klimek; Aalto-Theater Essen; Wolfram-Maria Märtig; Jens Kilian; Tanja Liebermann; Essen Philharmonic Orchestra

ParisCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Fabien Gabel; Calixto Bieito; Opéra national de Paris; Alfons Flores; Mercè Paloma; Alberto Rodríguez Vega; Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
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In Bergamo, Donizetti's Chiara e Serafina resurfaces after 200 years

A completely forgotten opera by Donizetti enjoys a new production in Bergamo, with a good cast from the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, led by Sesto Quatrini in the pit.

***11
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Ball im Savoy: a spirited tribute to a forgotten composer in Prague

“An eye for an eye, a kiss for a kiss,” declares Madeleine in the knock-down battle of the sexes that is Paul Abraham's rarely staged operetta. 
*****
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Rued Langgaard's Antikrist receives only its fourth ever staging

The good and the bad are always within us in Rued Langgaard opera Antikrist, performed here in Ersan Mondtag's vibrant new production. 

****1
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La hija del regimiento! A Cuban Fille at Donizetti Opera

An exciting cast gives life to a new production of La Fille du régiment, for a resounding success in Bergamo.

*****
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Crowd-pleasing, yet provocative: Opera North's new Carmen

Bizet's Carmen at Leeds Grand Theatre, directed by Edward Dick and conducted by Garry Walker, provides thought-provoking modern resonances as well as an uplifting, tune-filled experience.
****1
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Perth Festival’s Russian Soul: The Story of Rachmaninov in Song

Russian soprano Ilona Domnich, pianist Sholto Kynoch and enthusiast Michael White in a programme of songs and speech reflecting Rachmaninov’s colourful life.

****1
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Pure melody and riotous entertainment: ENO's Paul Bunyan

The American Dream hits Ally Pally in a vivacious performance of Britten's eclectic operetta, headlined by an ENO chorus who knock it out of the park.
****1
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