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Performer: Atalla Ayan

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ViennaL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Domingo Hindoyan; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Rosa Feola; Atalla Ayan

SydneyRoberto Devereux

© Georges Antoni
Donizetti: Roberto Devereux
Paolo Carignani; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Giò Forma; Mariana Fracasso; Jennifer Rowley; Elena Maximova

OsloRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Keri-Lynn Wilson; Ole Anders Tandberg; Norwegian National Opera; Maria Geber; Yngve André Søberg; Fredrik Zetterström

DublinNew Year Gala

to be announced
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Rumon Gamba; Atalla Ayan

BerlinDer RosenkavalierNew production

Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Zubin Mehta; André Heller; Staatsoper Berlin; Xenia Hausner; Arthur Arbesser; Camilla Nylund; Nadine Sierra
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Trittico's 100th anniversary and Domingo's 50th

Plácido Domingo (Gianni Schicchi) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
All three operas in Puccini's triptych are strongly cast in this revival. 
****1
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A conceptually bold Manon at Oper Köln

Insik Choi (De Brétigny) and Zuzana Marková (Manon Lescaut) © Bernd Uhlig
This production fell just short of brilliance but showed how relevant and thought-provoking opera as an art form can be when tapping into today's headline debates.
****1
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El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Traviata

Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne's second Traviata cast of the summer saw the festival field three principals worthy of any major international opera house. 
****1
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Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta

Ekaterina Bakanova (Violetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
Two years ago, Russian soprano Ekaterina Bakanova was thrust into her Royal Opera debut, stepping in at short notice as Violetta. Her triumph was enough for the powers that be to offer her a run of five performances this month.
***11
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Devil in the detail: Gounod's Faust in Stuttgart

Atalla Ayan (Faust) and Adam Palka (Méphistophélès) © Thomas Aurin
A thrilling new staging of Gounod's opera from the team that brought Bayreuth its current Ring, with musical rewards to match.
*****
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