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Performer: Alessandro Spina

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Monte-CarloIl pirata

Bellini: Il pirata
Giacomo Sagripanti; Opéra de Monte-Carlo; George Petean; Anna Pirozzi; Celso Albelo; Reinaldo Macias

MarseilleAdriana Lecouvreur

Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
Paolo Arrivabeni; Davide Livermore; Opéra de Marseille; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Ermonela Jaho; Marc Barrard

MilanLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Zubin Mehta; Liliana Cavani; Teatro alla Scala; Dante Ferretti; Gabriella Pescucci; Marina Rebeka; Francesco Meli

OrangeLa Forza del Destino / Verdi (opéra mis en espace)

Verdi: La forza del destino
Nicola Luisotti; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Amartuvshin Enkhbat; Marcelo Álvarez; Jongmin Park

MilanLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Michele Gamba; Liliana Cavani; Teatro alla Scala; Dante Ferretti; Gabriella Pescucci; Angel Blue; Charles Castronovo
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“Verdi's ugliest opera” returns to La Scala with mixed results

Lisette Oropesa (Amalia) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
In the role created for Jenny Lind, Lisette Oropesa, in her debut in the theater, shows her magnificent silvery voice, beautiful vibrato and impeccable colorature.
***11
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Codes of honour trip up Bechtolf's Ernani at La Scala

Francesco Meli (Ernani and Ailyn Pérez (Elvira) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Verdi's fifth opera can be considered a blueprint for Trovatore and deserves a more regular place in the repertoire, but it needs more sincere advocacy than Bechtolf is prepared to grant.
***11
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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Bruckner, Bernard Haitink and the LSO

Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Bernard Haitink and LSO forces explore contrasting aspects of two late works by Bruckner.
****1
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Netrebko returns to La traviata at La Scala

Anna Netrebko takes her curtain call at La Scala © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Netrebko's Violetta is now fuller in body and voice than in her former incarnation. Goodbye to the fresh-faced damsel we saw in Salzburg; hello to a larger-than-life courtesan in her twilight years.
*****
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A busted straight: La Scala's La fanciulla del West

Barbara Haveman (Minnie) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
La Scala might not have had all the right cards in its garter Tuesday night to prevent ending up holding aces and spaces, but it’s hard to play without a full deck in the first place.
****1
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