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Performer: Alek Shrader

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San FranciscoPartenope

Handel: Partenope
Christopher Moulds; Christopher Alden; San Francisco Opera; Andrew Lieberman; Jon Morrell; Louise Alder; Daniela Mack

New York CityFidelio

Beethoven: Fidelio
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Jürgen Flimm; Metropolitan Opera; Patrick Furrer; Robert Israel; Florence von Gerkan; Lise Davidsen
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A #metoo Don Giovanni at Washington National Opera

Ryan McKinny (Don Giovanni) © Scott Suchman
Lots of people talk about keeping opera relevant. WNO shows why this opera always has been.
****1
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Forsythe a truly overwhelming Semele at Festival O

Amanda Forsythe (Semele) and Alek Shrader (Jupiter) © Steven Pisano
James Darrah stages Handel's sensual oratorio for Festival O, a feast of wonderful singing. 
****1
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Candide channels Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in Philadelphia

Erin Morley, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Amanda Lynn Bottoms © The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Kevin Newbury see Candide as a coming-of-age story, placing it in their own high-school years, specifically 1992, making Westphalia a USA knockoff.
****1
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Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered

Elsa van den Heever (Alcina) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
David Alden's staging of Alcina mines the rich theatricality of one of Handel's best-loved operas with enchanting but also perplexing results. 
****1
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Alek Shrader - a mysterious Wigmore debut

Alek Shrader © Peter Schaaf
Alek Shrader's Wigmore Hall debut was thrilling, touching, charming and mysterious.
***11
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