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TokyoWerther

Werther
Massenet: Werther
Paul Daniel; Nicolas Joël; New National Theatre; Emmanuelle Favre; Katia Duflot; Saimir Pirgu; Mihoko Fujimura

DijonLes Boréades

Les Boréades à l'Opéra de Dijon © Opéra de Dijon / Gilles Abegg
Rameau: Les Boréades
Emmanuelle Haïm; Barrie Kosky; Katrin Lea Tag; Hélène Guilmette; Emmanuelle de Negri

MunichLa fanciulla del WestNew production

Puccini: La fanciulla del West
James Gaffigan; Andreas Dresen; Bavarian State Opera; Mathias Fischer-Dieskau; Sabine Greunig; Anja Kampe; Brandon Jovanovich

New York CityTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Julia Isaev; Jennifer Rowley

MadridLa CalistoNew production

Cavalli: La Calisto
Ivor Bolton; David Alden; Teatro Real; Christopher Moulds; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Louise Alder

MontrealTwenty-Seven

Gordon: Twenty-Seven
Oriol Tomas; Opéra de Montréal; Artists of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal; Marie-Ève Scarfone; Stéphane Tétreault

WolverhamptonIdomeneoNew production

© Creative Feast
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Jonathan Peter Kenny; James Conway; English Touring Opera; Frankie Bradshaw; Christopher Turner; Catherine Carby; Galina Averina

ZürichTannhäuser

Tannhäuser
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Axel Kober; Harry Kupfer; Zurich Opera; Hans Schavernoch; Yan Tax; Stephen Gould; Lise Davidsen
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West Side Story: A Manhattan Juke-Box on Sydney Harbour

The Jets © Prudence Upton
For the first time, a musical comes to the outdoor stage of the annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. 
****1
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An exciting open air Carmen in Adelaide

Helen Sherman (Carmen) and James Egglestone (Don José) © Soda Street Productions

Performing Carmen in the open works well. This open-air Adelaide event combined wonderful music and delightful singing, making for an impressive evening.

****1
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Outrageous fortune: A stellar opening for Forza at Covent Garden

Jonas Kaufmann (Don Alvaro) and Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © ROH | Bill Cooper
The hottest opera ticket in London this season sees Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko reunited on the Royal Opera House's stage for the first time since 2008. It was worth the wait. 
*****
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Swedish première of Szymanowski’s King Roger in Stockholm

King Roger by the Royal Swedish Opera © Sören Vilks
Elin Rombo shines in a co-production of King Roger with the Royal Swedish Opera and Teatr Wielki, in Warsaw
***11
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Make feminism, not love: The Maid of Orleans at TAW

Lena Belkina (Johanna) © Werner Kmetitsch
It is all very easy on the eyes, although pondering what it is all supposed to mean is a recipe for a migraine.
***11
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Emotion and mayhem: a golden double bill from Royal Academy Opera

Samantha Quillish (Iolanta) and Shengzhi Ren (Vaudémont) © Robert Workman
Students triumph in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges.
****1
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The first modern staged performance of Paër’s Agnese in Turin

Markus Werba and Maria Rey-Joly © Edoardo Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
The Teatro Regio presents a Classical rarity with echoes of Mozart and anticipations of Rossini. Diego Fasolis conducts with imagination and spunk.
***11
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The Tales of Hoffmann are beautifully told in Naples

The Tales of Hoffmann at Teatro di San Carlo © Francesco Squeglia
One of Teatro San Carlo’s most cherished productions of recent years, with an excellent cast of singers and a director who steered at his ease into the libretto’s erratic changes of mood and atmosphere.
*****
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