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Performer: David Alden

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Santa FeJenůfaNew production

Janáček: Jenůfa
Johannes Debus; David Alden; Santa Fe Opera; Charles Edwards; Jon Morrell; Laura Wilde; Patricia Racette

WashingtonOtello

Verdi: Otello
Daniele Callegari; David Alden; Washington National Opera; Jon Morrell; Russell Thomas; Leah Crocetto

BerlinLes Huguenots

Les Huguenots
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Alexander Vedernikov; David Alden; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Giles Cadle; Constance Hoffman; Erin Morley; Irene Roberts
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English National Opera revives Lucia di Lammermoor in chilling style

Sarah Tynan (Lucia) © John Snelling
It’s the sprig of nightshade on a blood-red confection.
****1
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Camarena does it again: Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatro Real

Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Javier Camarena’s debut as Edgardo contributed to a triumphal night at the Teatro Real together with Lisette Oropesa’s charismatic Lucia and David Alden’s powerful staging.
****1
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Swan cruise: Lohengrin at Covent Garden

Jennifer Davis (Elsa) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © ROH | Clive Barda
David Alden’s new production for The Royal Opera, referencing fascist Germany, is drab, but there are musical compensations. 
***11
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David Alden's new Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda is perhaps most famous for a single and highly emotional scene in which two monarchs engage in a venomous confrontation. One is doomed to die. 
***11
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Cavalli's La Calisto returns to Munich

Christiane Karg (Calisto) © Wilfried Hösl
A flamboyant production and a wonderful cast of singers seals a big success for this gem of the early Baroque.
****1
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