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Performer: Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus

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ViennaMadama ButterflyNew production

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Philippe Jordan; Anthony Minghella; Vienna State Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Asmik Grigorian; Freddie De Tommaso

ViennaElektra

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Strauss R.: Elektra
Franz Welser-Möst; Harry Kupfer; Vienna State Opera; Alexander Soddy; Hans Schavernoch; Reinhard Heinrich; Ricarda Merbeth

ViennaSimon Boccanegra

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Evelino Pidò; Peter Stein; Vienna State Opera; Stefan Mayer; Moidele Bickel; Plácido Domingo; Günther Groissböck

ViennaL'elisir d'amore

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Giacomo Sagripanti; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Pretty Yende; Liparit Avetisyan

ViennaLa Fille du régiment

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Donizetti: La Fille du régiment
Giacomo Sagripanti; Laurent Pelly; Vienna State Opera; Chantal Thomas; Jane Archibald; Javier Camarena
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School for lovers: Loy’s bitter lessons at the Salzburg Festival

Andrè Schuen (Guglielmo), Elsa Dreisig (Fiordiligi), Marianne Crebassa (Dorabella) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Rittershaus
It's difficult to believe Salzburg could have cast a finer Così in Loy's Covid-reduced production in the Großes Festspielhaus.
****1
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There will be blood: Elektra in Salzburg

Aušrinė Stundytė (Elektra) © Bernd Uhlig | Salzburger Festspiele
An Elektra conducted like Mendelssohnian fairy music, sung not shouted, just as Strauss required.
****1
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Puccini is Calaf in Wiener Staatsoper's Turandot

Roberto Alagna (Puccini/Calaf) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
A pleasurable evening of surprises in Marco Arturo Marelli’s Turandot.
****1
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Hero or villain? Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper

Ludovic Tézier (Don Giovanni) and Andrea Carroll (Zerlina) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
The Don is dark and light, the production somewhere in between, with strong singing and musical direction but stodgy staging. 
****1
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Defiant Domingo's Macbeth wins them over at the Staatsoper

Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
At 78, Domingo rages against the ravages of time, and – certainly in this production – shows the next generation a thing or two about stagecraft.
***11
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