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Performer: Callum Thorpe

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MunichI masnadieriNew production

I masnadieri
Verdi: I masnadieri
Michele Mariotti; Johannes Erath; Bavarian State Opera; Kaspar Glarner; Mika Kares; Diana Damrau

LondonSerse, HWV 40 (concert performance)

Handel: Serse (Xerxes)
Christian Curnyn; Early Opera Company; Mary Bevan; Anna Devin; Hilary Summers; Patrick Terry

MunichParsifal

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Asher Fisch; Pierre Audi; Bavarian State Opera; Georg Baselitz; Florence von Gerkan; Sir Simon Keenlyside; Johannes Martin Kränzle

MunichDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Antonino Fogliani; Stephan Kimmig; Bavarian State Opera; Katja Haß; Anja Rabes; Erwin Schrott; Luca Pisaroni

OsloBeethoven, Mahler, Petrenko

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Lise Davidsen; Tone Kummervold; Daniel Frank; Callum Thorpe
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The Dutch premiere of A Village Romeo and Juliet

Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
Gorgeous playing under Sir Mark Elder wasn’t enough to mask the lack of theatrical drive in the scrupulously cast Dutch premiere of Delius’ most successful opera.
***11
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Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Instead of telling a story of spiritual enlightenment and ultimate redemption through faith, Pierre Audi's reading is bereft of mystery and magic.
****1
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House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

Bo Skovhus (Šiškov) and Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
The profusion of images and ideas in Frank Castorf's Bavarian Staatsoper production of From the House of the Dead threatens to rob Janáček's opera of its humanity.
***11
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Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous EOC

Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
Anna Devin's Cleopatra moved with complete conviction for scheming minx to mature woman in love.
*****
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A commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

Tara Erraught (Carlotta), Brenda Rae (Aminta) and Pavol Breslik (Henry Morosus) © Wilfried Hösl
Barrie Kosky’s clever direction enlivens a Strauss rarity at the Bayerische Staatsoper but the minimalist stage setting sinks HMS Schweigsame Frau.
***11
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