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Performer: Daniel Sumegi

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MelbourneLohengrin

© Georges Antoni
Wagner: Lohengrin
Johannes Fritzsch; Olivier Py; Opera Australia; Pierre-André Weitz; David Butt Philip; Elena Gabouri

SydneyEugene Onegin

© Lisa Tomasetti
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Carlo Montanaro; Kasper Holten; Opera Australia; Mia Stensgaard; Katrina Lindsay; Nicole Car; Sian Sharp

BrisbaneThe Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold

The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Philippe Auguin; Chen Shi-Zheng; Opera Australia; Anita Yavich; Vitalij Kowaljow; Michael Honeyman; Dean Bassett

BrisbaneThe Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung

The Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Philippe Auguin; Chen Shi-Zheng; Opera Australia; Anita Yavich; Stefan Vinke; Allison Oakes; Luke Gabbedy

SingaporeDie Walküre

Wagner: Die Walküre
Chan Tze Law; Edith Podesta; Bryan Register; Daniel Sumegi; Warwick Fyfe; Lee Bisset
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Costa-Jackson's sultry Carmen in Seattle

Ginger Costa-Jackson (Carmen) © Sunny Martini
Good-time girl, hometown sweetheart, torn-apart lover, smugglers and rivals, familiar songs, a cliffhanger of a tale. 
*****
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Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Having offered a strong feminist reading of Wagner's Ring, could Kasper Holten do the same again for Die Meistersinger? Opera Australia's co-production had moments of excellence, but ultimately left the viewer with more questions than answers
***11
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A visually stunning Aida at Seattle Opera

Gordon Hawkins (Amonasro) and Leah Crocetto (Aida) © Philip Newton
Francesca Zambello's hip-hop graffiti staging of Aida comes to Seattle. 
***11
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Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera

Alexey Dolgov (Pinkerton) and Lianna Haroutounian (Cio-Cio-San) © Jacob Lucas
Seattle Opera's visually poetic and refined Madama Butterfly peeks back at Puccini's own first version of the opera, which was arguably more openly critical of the devastation wrought by imperialism. 
***11
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The way the world ends

Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Lise Lindstrom (Brünnhilde) © Jeff Busby
The final instalment of the Melbourne Ring is vividly brought to life by excellent singing, an adaptable set, and committed playing from the pit.
*****
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