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Performer: Alexandre Duhamel

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TokyoGeorges Bizet: CarmenNew production

New National Theatre Tokyo
Bizet: Carmen
Kazushi Ono; Àlex Ollé; New National Theatre; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Stéphanie d'Oustrac; Migran Agadzhanyan

VersaillesDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Marc Minkowski; Ivan Alexandre; Opéra royal de Versailles; Antoine Fontaine; Tobias Hagström Ståhl; Alexandre Duhamel

VersaillesCosì fan tutte

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Marc Minkowski; Ivan Alexandre; Opéra royal de Versailles; Antoine Fontaine; Tobias Hagström Ståhl; Ana Maria Labin
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Les Indes galantes: with Alarcón, Rameau conquers the Bastille

Les Indes galantes at Opéra Bastille, with the dance company Rualité © Little Shao / Opéra national de Paris
The new production of Les Indes galantes at Opéra Bastille is exceptional, from the vocal cast to the choreography by Bintou Dembélé. But the stand-out performance of the evening comes from conductor Leonardo Garcia Alarcón.
*****
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The Carsen effect: brilliant Iphigénie in Paris

Iphigénie en Tauride at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées © Vincent Pontet
The Canadian director's aesthetic is a perfect fit for Gluck's work. Dazzling performances by Gaëlle Arquez and Stéphane Degout. Great musical direction by Thomas Hengelbrock.
*****
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Lightning strikes again in Strasbourg:

Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato, John Nelson and Nicolas Courjal © Gregory Massat
After their terrific Troyens in 2017, John Nelson, Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato and Nicolas Courjal return to Strasbourg for a fabulous Faust
*****
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Morlot in his element for L’Enfant et les sortilèges

Michèle Losier and the Seattle Symphony © Brandon Patoc
Music Director Ludovic Morlot, known for his intriguing programming, outdid himself with a summery breeze of a program that enchanted from beginning to end.
****1
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Circle of Life: Vixen returns to Glyndebourne

Melly Still returns to revive her 2012 staging at Glyndebourne, laying nature bare. Cartoonish, but never sentimental, it presents Vixen red in tooth and claw, 
****1
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Platée at Opéra Garnier : Folly in charge

One has to admit that the 2015 vintage of this operatic Grand Cru, with us since 1999, is a particularly fine one. To be consumed with immoderation!
*****
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