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Performer: Alexey Markov

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St PetersburgEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Zaurbek Gugkaev; Yuri Temirkanov; Mariinsky Opera; Alexey Markov; Yekaterina Goncharova; Yekaterina Sergeyeva; Sergei Semishkur

LondonTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Oksana Lyniv; Jonathan Kent; The Royal Opera; Francesco Ivan Ciampa; Paul Brown; Mark Henderson
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Tchaikovsky’s tale of dark obsession sparkles with notable Met debuts

The young soprano Lise Davidsen scored a successful debut at the Met, with impressive support by conductor Vasily Petrenko, also making a debut, led a memorable revival of Pique Dame
****1
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Gergiev conducts a grandiose Khovanshchina at La Scala

In Khovanshchina, even more so than in Boris Godunov, the chorus is the chief protagonist and the La Scala chorus was truly astonishing.
****1
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Off-the-mark Iolanta, but a terrifying Bluebeard at the Met

Mariusz Treliński's double bill pairing returns to the Metropolitan Opera with fine performances from Sonya Yoncheva and Gerald Finley in the leads. 
****1
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Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky

Isabelle Patriot-Pieri's new production is a quirky mix of traditional and the opposite; Netrebko shows her star quality; Eyvasov impresses.
****1
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Pretty spectacular Puritani duo at The Met

As it turned out, the second performance of the Met’s revival of I puritani was the one to see – it offered some of this season’s greatest singing – and a surprise.
****1
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Caged bird: Tchaikovsky stars in Herheim's Pique Dame

The role of the outsider struck a chord with Tchaikovsky, whose homosexuality alienated him from society. Stefan Herheim takes that identification as the central idea in his remarkable new production at Dutch National Opera.
*****
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