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TokyoSuper AngelsNew production

Shibuya: Super Angels
Kazushi Ono; Eriko Ogawa; New National Theatre; Shizuka Hariu; Daichi Fujiki

TokyoSuntory Hall Summer Festival 2021: From Paris into the World's Pioneers of "New Music"

Hosokawa, Mahler
Ensemble intercontemporain; Matthias Pintscher; Kerstin Avemo; Ryoko Aoki; Mihoko Fujimura; Benjamin Bruns

BerlinŒdipeNew production

© Jan Windszus
Enescu: Oedipe
Ainārs Rubiķis; Evgeny Titov; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Eva Dessecker; Ulrich Lenz; Leigh Melrose

TetburyGluck's Paris and Helen

Bampton Classical Opera
Gluck: Paride ed Elena
Thomas Blunt; Jeremy Gray; Bampton Classical Opera; Ella Taylor; Lucy Anderson; Lauren Lodge-Campbell; Lisa Howarth

BudapestCarmenNew production

Bizet: Carmen
Balázs Kocsár; Calixto Bieito; Hungarian State Opera; Flores Tarres Ildefonso; Mercè Paloma; Andrea Szántó; Szabolcs Brickner

RigaBayreuth Festival Orchestra & Andris Nelsons

Wagner
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Christine Goerke; Klaus Florian Vogt

AmsterdamDer Zwerg (The Dwarf)

Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg (The Dwarf)
Lorenzo Viotti; Nanouk Leopold; Dutch National Opera; Leopold Emmen; Wojciech Dziedzic; James Farncombe; Olga Kulchynska

RigaDie Walküre: Act 1Concert performance

Wagner: Die Walküre: Act 1
Andris Nelsons; Christine Goerke; Klaus Florian Vogt; Günther Groissböck; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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Chausson's rarely heard Le Roi Arthus well served at Bard

The first fully staged American production of Chausson's sole opera features remarkable singing, fine storytelling and plush orchestral playing.
****1
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Impeccable execution of Haydn's La Creazione in Martina Franca

Fabio Ceresa applies his "Baroque divertissement" style to Haydn's oratorio The Creation, staged at the Festival della Valle d'Itria.
****1
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Maestri and Bayankina shine in last-minute Verbier opera gala

In Verbier's Salle des Combins, despite the change of programme, Ambrogio Maestri and Maria Bayankina deliver stand-out performances. 
****1
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The present and the future of opera: JPYA summer performance

The Jette Parker Young Artists take on their most ambitious programme yet, showcasing some of the most promising Verdian voices of the future.
***11
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Love among the cherries: L'amico Fritz returns to Opera Holland Park

Bumble? Tinder? Who needs a dating app when you have Rabbi David setting up every singleton in sight. Opera Holland Park's new production of L'amico Fritz is a feel good rom-com that will warm the heart.
****1
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Alexander Litvinenko: a thrilling – if imperfect – world premiere

Ivor Bolton and Kit Hesketh-Harvey deliver a brilliant political thriller and anti-Putin polemic – at least for its first half.
****1
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Brush up your Janáček: foxy tales at Opera Holland Park

Jennifer France stars in Stephen Barlow's staging of The Cunning Little Vixen, set in the perfect surroundings of Holland Park. 
****1
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At the Festival d'Aix: to hear Tristan... and to die

The Festival d'Aix-en-Provence gives us a definitive performance of Wagner's opera – but for listening only.
***11
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