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Performer: Antony McDonald

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BergenWerther

Massenet: Werther
Eun Sun Kim; Antony McDonald; Bergen National Opera; Edgaras Montvidas; Catriona Morison; Hanna Husáhr; Timothy Mix

LondonKáťa KabanováNew production

Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Edward Gardner; Richard Jones; Royal Opera; Antony McDonald; Amanda Majeski; Pavel Černoch
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A classic executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda
Designer/director Antony McDonald treads a perfectly weighted path between light and dark of the fairytale; conductor Sebastian Weigle cooks up a Wagnerian storm; Michaela Schuster steals the show. A treat.
****1
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Mozart’s early masterpiece charms at La Scala

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Sandrina) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Diego Fasolis leads a period performance of Mozart’s early masterpiece with a strong cast and a clever production.
****1
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Ariadne aus Glasgow: a few twists at Opera Holland Park

Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Robert Workman
A spirited and seamless production of Strauss’s Ariadne is aided by some excellent singing and playing at London’s premier summer opera festival.
****1
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Indomitable: Billy Budd in Frankfurt

Björn Bürger (Billy Budd) © Barbara Aumüller
Oper Frankfurt's revival of Richard Jones's production of Billy Budd with a homegrown cast is a devastating combination of powerful music and searing drama.
*****
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Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is witty and passionate

Laura Zigmantaite (Dryad), Mardi Byers (Ariadne), Elizabeth Cragg (Naiad) and Lucy Hall (Echo) © Richard Campbell
Antony McDonald’s take on Ariadne auf Naxos, a co-production from Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park, sparkles with wit. 
****1
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