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Performer: Alexey Markov

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GenevaAida

Verdi: Aida
Antonino Fogliani; Phelim McDermott; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Tom Pye; Kevin Pollard; Marina Prudenskaya; Anna Smirnova

New York CityThe Queen of Spades

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame)
Vasily Petrenko; Elijah Moshinsky; Metropolitan Opera; Mark Thompson; Aleksandrs Antoņenko; Kristian Benedikt

Aix-en-ProvenceTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Daniele Rustioni; Christophe Honoré; Opéra de Lyon; Alban Ho Van; Olivier Bériot; Angel Blue; Joseph Calleja

DresdenTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Daniele Callegari; Johannes Schaaf; Dresden State Opera; Antonino Fogliani; Giampaolo Bisanti; Christof Cremer; Petra Reinhardt

ParisWeek-End Saint Pétersbourg: Iolanta

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
Valery Gergiev; Mariinsky Opera; Irina Churilova; Stanislav Trifomov; Najmiddin Mavlyanov; Alexey Markov
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Gergiev conducts a grandiose Khovanshchina at La Scala

Evgenia Muraveva (Emma) and Mikhail Petrenko (Khovansky) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla 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

Angela Denoke (Judith) and Gerald Finley (Bluebeard) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
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

Anna Netrebko (Adriana) © Valentin Baranovsky | State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
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

Javier Camarena (Arturo) and Pretty Yende (Elvira) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
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

Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky) and Chorus © Monika Forster | Dutch National Opera
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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