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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

StuttgartLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Daniele Rustioni; Christoph Marthaler; Oper Stuttgart; Anna Viebrock; Atalla Ayan; Beate Ritter

BerlinL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Massimo Zanetti; Percy Adlon; Staatsoper Berlin; Frank Philipp Schlößmann; Kathi Maurer; Adela Zaharia; Atalla Ayan

HamburgRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Francesco Lanzillotta; Andreas Homoki; Hamburg State Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Andrzej Dobber; Hila Fahima
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More glitter than gold: the Berliner Staatsoper's new Rosenkavalier

Camilla Nylund (Marschallin) © Ruth Walz

Another opera novice struggles in the Staatsoper's new Rosenkavalier, while Zubin Mehta's leaden conducting proves a burden.

***11
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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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