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ZürichLa verità in cimento, RV 739

La verità in cimento, RV 739
Vivaldi: La verità in cimento, RV 739
Ottavio Dantone; Jan Philipp Gloger; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Julie Fuchs; Liliana Nikiteanu

ZürichIl turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)New production

Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
Rossini: Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
Enrique Mazzola; Jan Philipp Gloger; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Nahuel di Pierro; Julie Fuchs

ZürichHippolyte et Aricie

Hippolyte et Aricie
Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie
Emmanuelle Haïm; Jetske Mijnssen; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Gideon Davey; Mélissa Petit; Cyrille Dubois

CologneSalomeNew production

Strauss R.: Salome
François-Xavier Roth; Ted Huffman; Oper Köln; Ben Baur; Annemarie Woods; Ingela Brimberg; Kristiane Kaiser

LondonCosì fan tutte

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Stefano Montanari; Jan Philipp Gloger; Royal Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Salome Jicia; Serena Malfi
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Effervescent music, unrelenting activity: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in Zurich

Claire de Sevigne (Angelica, different cast) © Danielle Liniger
Joseph Haydn’s opera Orlando Paladino was once cited as “a mixed salad of madness, mayhem and true love”. A recent revival in Zurich supports that assessment.
***11
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Well sung but charmless Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Fine singing from the quartet of lovers isn't enough to prevent Bychkov's slow tempi and Gloger's earnest direction from turning Così into a very long evening.
**111
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DNO’s splendid Rosenkavalier

Paula Murrihy (Octavian) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Dutch National Opera have given themselves and their patrons a smashing 50th birthday present – a production of Der Rosenkavalier that is a winner on all fronts.
*****
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La Verità in Cimento in Zurich: On the Heels of a Baby-Swap

Richard Croft as Mamud © Judith Schlosser
Seldom performed, this Vivaldi work plays on all the great themes of opera: jealousy, identity, paternal and fraternal love, and other human values cast aside for all the wrong reasons.
****1
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Glitter and black ostrich feathers prevail in WNO's Nabucco

Mary Elizabeth Williams (Abigaille) © Bill Cooper
Rudolf Frey's production of Nabucco for Welsh National Opera undercuts the solemnity and beauty of the opera, detracting from some fine performances. 
***11
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