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Performer: Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris

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ParisI Puritani (Les Puritains)

Bellini: I puritani
Riccardo Frizza; Laurent Pelly; Opéra national de Paris; Chantal Thomas; Elsa Dreisig; Javier Camarena

ParisLa traviataNew production

Verdi: La traviata
Michele Mariotti; Simon Stone; Opéra national de Paris; Carlo Montanaro; Robert Cousins; Alice Babidge; Pretty Yende

ParisMadame Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Giacomo Sagripanti; Robert Wilson; Opéra national de Paris; Frida Parmeggiani; Ana María Martínez; Dinara Alieva

ParisDon Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Fabio Luisi; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Opéra national de Paris; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; René Pape; Roberto Alagna

ParisLear

Reimann: Lear
Fabio Luisi; Calixto Bieito; Opéra national de Paris; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Bo Skovhus; Evelyn Herlitzius
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Don Giovanni according to Ivo van Hove: a puritan despite himself?

Don Giovanni at Palais Garnier © Charles Duprat / Opéra national de Paris
Don Giovanni returns to the Palais Garnier. The production by Ivo van Hove lacks energy but is wonderfully served by a cast of great young talents.
***11
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Carthage carnage: Tcherniakov's Trojans flops at the Bastille

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Cassandre) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra national de Paris
Tcherniakov reduces Berlioz' epic to little more than Circle Time therapy, a poor way to mark the composer's anniversary year.
**111
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Lisette Oropesa conquers Paris in Les Huguenots

Lisette Oropesa (Marguerite de Valois) © Opéra de Paris | Agathe Poupeney
It's a big night at the Opéra Bastille for their 350th anniversary season; Oropesa's dazzling coloratura stops the show; Andreas Kriegenburg sets the action interestingly in a Star Trek future.
***11
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Stéphanie d'Oustrac shines as Sesto in Paris

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Sesto) and Ramón Vargas (Tito) © Sébastien Mathé | Opéra national de Paris
Marble and solitude: Willy Decker's view of La clemenza di Tito is revived with a strong cast at L'Opéra de Paris.
***11
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Gold-plated cast compensates for frosty staging

Elīna Garanča (Eboli) © Agathe Poupeney | Opéra de Paris
Krzysztof Warlikowski’s new Paris staging of Verdi's epic Don Carlos is cold and glassy, but the vocal performances at the Bastille more than compensate.
***11
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