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Performer: Aleš Briscein

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PragueKatya Kabanova (concert performance)

Janáček: Katya Kabanova
Jakub Hrůša; Kateřina Kněžíková; Peter Berger; Eva Urbanová; Jaroslav Březina

HamburgKatya Kabanova (concert performance)

Janáček: Katya Kabanova
Jakub Hrůša; Kateřina Kněžíková; Peter Berger; Eva Urbanová; Jaroslav Březina

GenevaSaint François d'Assise

Messiaen: Saint François d'Assise
Jonathan Nott; Adel Abdessemed; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Christof Hetzer; Claire de Sévigné; Denzil Delaere

PragueRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Robert Jindra; Jiří Heřman; Prague National Theatre Opera; Zbyněk Müller; Ondrej Olos; Jaroslav Bönisch; Alexandra Grusková

PragueLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Enrico Dovico; Arnaud Bernard; Prague State Opera; Richard Hein; Jiří Štrunc; Alessandro Camera; Maria Carla Ricotti
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Czech lyricism and fervour from the LSO and Kazushi Ono

Kazushi Ono conducts the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican

Kazushi Ono and LSO forces go with the flow in Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass after a relatively uninspiring first half.

***11
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Lolita in Prague: a bold foray into forbidden love

Pelageya Kurennaya (Lolita) © Patrik Borecký
The National Theater opens the season with Rodion Shchedrin's searing version of Lolita, with spectacularly disturbing results.
****1
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Korngold's Dead City is not so dead in Berlin

Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) and Aleš Briscein (Paul) © Iko Freese | drama.berlin.de
In Robert Carsen's staging, the “dead city” is absent: the scenery showing a bourgeois room that one imagines overlooking a bright avenue in Vienna or Berlin rather than a dark alley in Bruges.
***11
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Supernatural high jinks in Prague: The Love for Three Oranges

Marie Fajtová (Ninette) © Dasa Wharton
A colorful, light-hearted approach captures the spirit of Prokofiev's LʼAmour des trois oranges.
****1
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Fleeting happiness: Robert Carsen's Tote Stadt at the Komische Oper

Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
The Komische Oper's new staging of Korngold's opera doesn't quite offer the necessary scale or atmosphere. 
***11
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