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Performer: Christian Van Horn

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New York CityCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Lorenzo Viotti; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; Rob Howell; J'Nai Bridges; Ramona Zaharia

New York CityLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Domingo Hindoyan; Franco Zeffirelli; Metropolitan Opera; Nimrod David Pfeffer; Peter J. Hall; Piero Pretti

New York CityFidelio

Beethoven: Fidelio
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Jürgen Flimm; Metropolitan Opera; Patrick Furrer; Robert Israel; Florence von Gerkan; Lise Davidsen

New York CityDie ZauberflöteNew production

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Gustavo Dudamel; Simon McBurney; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Levine; Nicky Gillibrand; Stanislas de Barbeyrac; Christiane Karg

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Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Emmanuel Villaume; Bartlett Sher; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Nadine Sierra; Amanda Woodbury
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Bleak and hopeless: William Kentridge's Wozzeck at the Met

Peter Mattei (Wozzeck) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
Despite theatrical drawbacks, this Wozzeck is heartily recommend due to Yannick Nézet-Séguin's staggering understanding of all facets of Berg's score.
****1
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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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