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ViennaParsifal

Wagner: Parsifal
Semyon Bychkov; Alvis Hermanis; Vienna State Opera; Kristīne Jurjāne; Jochen Schmeckenbecher; Boaz Daniel

ViennaDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Ádám Fischer; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Tomasz Konieczny; Norbert Ernst

ToulouseCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Andrea Molino; Jean-Louis Grinda; Théâtre du Capitole; Alfonso Caiani; Rudy Sabounghi; Françoise Raybaud Pace; Clémentine Margaine

ViennaTurandot

Puccini: Turandot
Frédéric Chaslin; Marco Arturo Marelli; Vienna State Opera; Lise Lindstrom; Roberto Alagna; Aleksandra Kurzak

RotterdamEarth Diver

Various: Earth Diver
Florian Helgath; Wouter von Looy; Muziektheater Transparant; Johanna Trudzinski; Wim Catrysse; Peter Quasters; David van Bouwel

ToulouseMacbeth

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Verdi: Macbeth
Daniel Oren; Jean-Louis Martinoty; Théâtre du Capitole; Alfonso Caiani; Bernard Arnould; Daniel Ogier; Vitaliy Bilyy

MunichAus einem TotenhausNew Production

Aus einem Totenhaus
Janáček: From the House of the Dead
Simone Young; Frank Castorf; Bavarian State Opera; Aleksandar Denić; Adriana Braga Peretzki; Evgeniya Sotnikova; Manuel Günther
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Sensational Hungarian double bill at Müpa

Viktória Vizin and Jordan Shanahan in Senza sangue © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa Budapest
In a sensational Hungarian double bill of taut psychological drama at Müpa, Péter Eötvös' Senza sangue proves a thrilling partner to Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle.
*****
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Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

Act 3, Die Fledermaus © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The Temple of Opera has opened its doors to operetta. For the first time the Teatro alla Scala is staging Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus.
***11
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A resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan/Barbican/LSO
Sir Simon Rattle’s resurrection of a Hollywood extravaganza, the Genesis Suite, entertains at the Barbican. 
****1
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Sweet nothings: a disappointing Hänsel und Gretel

Katrin Wundsam (Hänsel) and Elsa Dreisig (Gretel) © Monika Rittershaus
Achim Freyer's production robs Humperdinck's fairy tale of heart and drama at the Lindenoper.
**111
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Mind-blowing Stockhausen stuns at the Barbican

Cosmic Pulses © Mark Allan
All credit to the Barbican for showcasing Stimmung and Cosmic Pulses.
*****
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Between two worlds: Wozzeck in Düsseldorf

Cornel Frey (Andres) and Bo Skovhus (Wozzeck) © Karl Forster
Stefan Herheim's eagerly awaited production of Berg's Wozzeck distances us from the emotional heart of the tragedy by portraying the story as a hallucinatory death-room experience.
****1
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McBurney paints a blank canvas in Aix

Paul Appleby (Tom), Hilary Summers (Mother Goose) and Chorus © Pascal Victor | Artcompress
Simon McBurney's production of The Rake's Progress for Festival d'Aix-en-Provence begins with the equivalent of a blank page – a simple white paper box onto which he pours his inspiration.
****1
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