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Performer: Bryan Hymel

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MadridSiberia

Giordano: Siberia
Domingo Hindoyan; Teatro Real; Sonya Yoncheva; Bryan Hymel; George Petean; Alejandro del Cerro

LondonTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Oksana Lyniv; Jonathan Kent; The Royal Opera; Francesco Ivan Ciampa; Paul Brown; Mark Henderson

RomeTurandotNew production

Puccini: Turandot
Oksana Lyniv; Ai Weiwei; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Peter van Praet
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Garanča glows in The Met's Damnation de Faust

Edward Gardner's conducting brings out the nuances of Berlioz's complex score, but The Met's concert staging lacks theatrical thrust.
***11
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Carmen minus charisma: a limp revival of Kosky's production

Barrie Kosky's divisive production returns to The Royal Opera but has lost its zing. 
**111
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Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills

After its Christmas break, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci return to the Royal Opera in Daminano Michieletto's arresting production. 
****1
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Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag

Even stronger than first time round, Michieletto's impressive staging is complemented by an outstanding double role debut from Hymel and a heartbreaking Santuzza from Elīna Garanča.
*****
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Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns

A mural depicting Etna erupting is the only hint of Sicily in Stefan Herheim’s opulent staging, returning to Covent Garden for the first time since the Royal Opera’s Verdi bicentenary celebrations in 2013. 
****1
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Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

The LSO’s pedigree in Berlioz is second to none so La Damnation de Faust acted as the perfect showcase in its “This is Rattle” festival. 
****1
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