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Performer: Carlo Cigni

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ParisLa forza del destino

Verdi: La forza del destino
Nicola Luisotti; Jean-Claude Auvray; Opéra national de Paris; Alain Chambon; Maria Chiara Donato; Anja Harteros; Elena Stikhina

PesaroSemiramide

Rossini: Semiramide
Michele Mariotti; Graham Vick; Rossini Opera Festival; Stuart Nunn; Salome Jicia; Carlo Cigni

BrusselsGiovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc)

Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc)
Giuliano Carella; De Munt | La Monnaie; Iván Ayón Rivas; Dimitri Platanias; Salome Jicia; Carlo Cigni
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Bob Wilson's cool minimalist Butterfly is back in Amsterdam

Elena Stikhina and Sergio Escobar © BAUS
Robert Wilson's Madama Butterfly is back in Amsterdam starring rising star Elena Stikhina as the doomed Cio-Cio-San.
***11
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Tosca finally set in its own time and place

Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi) and Ainhoa Arteta (Tosca) © Luciano Romano
After a number of eccentric stagings, Mario Pontiggia's traditional production is a hit in Naples. 
***11
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A new critical edition of Le Siège de Corinthe

Luca Pisaroni (Mahomet II) and Nino Machaidze (Pamyra) © Amati Bacciardi
Roberto Abbado leads a strong cast in an inspired production by La Fura del Baus.
****1
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Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine

Luca Salsi (Rigoletto) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Damiano Michieletto’s intriguing production of Rigoletto is set in a mental hospital, and sidelines emotion in favour of analysis. The singing, on the other hand, is heartfelt and exciting.
***11
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A wavering Trovatore in Naples

Director Michal Znaniecki sets the action of Verdi's popular Il trovatore in an indeterminate 20th century wartime, undecidedly trying to mix up visual suggestions and primeval anguish
***11
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