Performer: David Alden

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MunichLa Calisto

Cavalli: La Calisto
Christopher Moulds; David Alden; Bavarian State Opera; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Christiane Karg; Luca Tittoto

ZürichMaria StuardaNew Production

Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
Enrique Mazzola; David Alden; Zurich Opera; Gideon Davey; Salome Jicia; Diana Damrau

MunichSemiramide

Rossini: Semiramide
Riccardo Frizza; David Alden; Bavarian State Opera; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Albina Shagimuratova; Bálint Szabó

MadridLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Daniel Oren; David Alden; Teatro Real; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Lisette Oropesa; Venera Gimadieva

LondonSemiramideNew Production

Rossini: Semiramide
Sir Antonio Pappano; David Alden; Royal Opera; Christopher Willis; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Joyce DiDonato
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A dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

Lengthy but full of melodic invention, Semiramide finally made her triumphant return to the Royal Opera in David Alden's fine new production.
****1
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Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered

David Alden's staging of Alcina mines the rich theatricality of one of Handel's best-loved operas with enchanting but also perplexing results. 
****1
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Making Babylon great again: Semiramide in Munich

The Rossini masterpiece is brought to life by an inspired conductor and four first-class singers in a new, modern production by David Alden.
*****
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Grand opéra, grand singing: Les Huguenots

Meyerbeer's little performed work is given an enthusiastic rendering, with star singing from a big cast led by Flórez, Ciofi and Jerkunica. David Alden's quality Personenregie makes up for some unconvincing setting choices.
****1
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Kunde both amazes and disappoints in Teatro Real's Otello

A lacklustre season opening at Teatro Real proves once again the elusive nature of Verdi's masterpiece.
***11
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