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Performer: Christian Van Horn

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San FranciscoBilly Budd

Britten: Billy Budd
Lawrence Renes; Michael Grandage; San Francisco Opera; Christopher Oram; John Chest; Christian Van Horn

ChicagoLuisa MillerNew production

Verdi: Luisa Miller
Enrique Mazzola; Francesca Zambello; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Michael Yeargan; Dunya Ramicova; Quinn Kelsey; Krassimira Stoyanova

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Berg: Wozzeck
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; William Kentridge; Metropolitan Opera; Sabine Theunissen; Greta Goiris; Peter Mattei; Elza van den Heever

New York CityNew Year’s Eve Gala Starring Anna Netrebko

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Franco Zeffirelli; Metropolitan Opera; Anna Netrebko; Matthew Polenzani; Quinn Kelsey; Davide Luciano

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Marco Armiliato; Franco Zeffirelli; Metropolitan Opera; Peter J. Hall; Roberto Alagna; Maria Agresta
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Exquisite Handelian singing in San Francisco Opera's Orlando

Sasha Cooke (Orlando) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
The evening’s most revelatory performance came from the young countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen as Medoro. 
****1
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Splendid ensemble in The Met's revival of La clemenza di Tito

Joyce DiDonato (Sesto) and Elza van den Heever (Vitellia) © Jonathan Tichler | Met Opera
The Met's revival of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's 1984 production of La clemenza di Tito is given a new breath of life with superb conducting and an excellent ensemble of singers.
****1
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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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Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
Mefistofele proves a mixed blessing: good meets evil, devils fight with angels, lovely lyricism alternates with bombast and second-rate material.
***11
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Méphistophélès, the master puppeteer

Christian Van Horn (Méphistophélès) © Cory Weaver
Chicago's new Faust is a quest for youth but also a reflection on insipiration, fabrication and manipulation. 
****1
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