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BergamoLa Fille du régiment

Donizetti: La Fille du régiment
Michele Spotti; Luis Ernesto Doñas; Fondazione Donizetti; Angelo Sala; Maikel Martinez; Fiammetta Baldiserri; Sara Blanch

BudapestDie Fledermaus

Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Miklós Szinetár; Hungarian State Opera; Attila Csikós; Nelly Vágó; István Kovácsházi; Eszter Sümegi

BerlinLes Contes d’Hoffmann

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Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Alevtina Ioffe; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Arturo Chacón-Cruz; Ric Furman; Sydney Mancasola

BerlinAntikristNew production

Langgaard: Antikrist
Stephan Zilias; Ersan Mondtag; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Annika Lu Hermann; Rainer Casper

LeedsCarmenNew production

Bizet: Carmen
Garry Walker; Edward Dick; Opera North; Antony Hermus; Anthony Kraus; Colin Richmond; Laura Hopkins

SalfordCarmenNew production

Bizet: Carmen
Garry Walker; Edward Dick; Opera North; Antony Hermus; Colin Richmond; Laura Hopkins; Rick Fisher

NottinghamCarmenNew production

Bizet: Carmen
Harry Sever; Edward Dick; Opera North; Anthony Kraus; Colin Richmond; Laura Hopkins; Rick Fisher
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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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A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

Christian Thielemann led a memorable performance of Strauss's chamber opera Ariadne auf Naxos with a strong cast in a new straightforward production by David Hermann.
*****
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Fingerlos and El Mouissi perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe at Lucerne

The gifted baritone Rafael Fingerlos lit up Lucerne’s Lukaskirche with Dichterliebe, the song cycle of 16 poems by Heinrich Heine.
***11
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A thrilling Gurrelieder from the Philharmonia

This was a superbly assured performance in which Esa-Pekka Salonen marshalled his forces with a clear-sighted vision to carve out an account brimming with intensity, energy and commitment.
****1
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