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Performer: Chœur de Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

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LiègeLes Pêcheurs de perles

Les Pêcheurs de perles
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
Michel Plasson; Yoshi Oïda; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Tom Schenk; Richard Hudson; Pierre Doyen; Annick Massis

MuscatAnna Bolena

Anna Bolena
Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Giampaolo Bisanti; Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Gary McCann; Fernand Ruiz; Franco Marri; Chœur de Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

LiègeLa Cenerentola

La Cenerentola
Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Speranza Scappucci; Cécile Roussat; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Karine Deshayes; Levy Sekgapane

LiègeDon CarlosNew production

Don Carlos
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Paolo Arrivabeni; Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Gary McCann; Fernand Ruiz; Gregory Kunde; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

LiègeLa sonnambulaNew production

La sonnambula
Bellini: La sonnambula
Speranza Scappucci; Jaco van Dormael; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Vincent Lemaire; Fernand Ruiz; Nino Machaidze; René Barbera
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Under the eye of Horus: Aida in Liège

Elaine Alvarez (Aida) © Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera's staging for Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège is stolid in direction, but Speranza Scappucci breathes life into Verdi's drama from the pit. 
***11
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Tragic dignity and pathos from José Cura's Otello

José Cura (Otello) © Lorraine Wauters | Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Cura's powerful spinto tenor impressed from his opening “Esultate!” and left no doubt as to the Moor's authority.
****1
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A Verdi pilgrimage to Liège for Jérusalem

Elaine Alvarez (Hélène) and Chorus © Lorraine Wauters | Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, artistic director at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, presents at plucky new staging of Verdi's rarely seen Jérusalem
****1
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Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser

Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) and Sophie Koch (Venus) © ROH | Clive Barda
Tim Albery's 2010 production of Tannhäuser, receiving its first revival at Covent Garden, begins with a stylish opening 20 minutes, but thereafter things become rather bland. 
***11
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Maria Stuarda and Donizetti's "vil bastarda" in Liège

The recently-refurbished Opéra Royal de Wallonie dominates the Place de l’Opéra in the Belgian city of Liège, not only with its imposing columned portico but with its new fly-tower which rears above it.
****1
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