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Performer: David Alden

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BarcelonaKáťa Kabanová

Káťa Kabanová
Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Josep Pons; David Alden; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Charles Edwards; Jon Morrell; Patricia Racette; Nikolai Schukoff

MadridLa CalistoNew production

La Calisto
Cavalli: La Calisto
Ivor Bolton; David Alden; Teatro Real; Christopher Moulds; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Louise Alder

GhentLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Alejo Pérez; David Alden; Opera Vlaanderen; Paul Steinberg; Gideon Davey; Zoran Todorovich; Liene Kinča

AntwerpLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Alejo Pérez; David Alden; Opera Vlaanderen; Paul Steinberg; Gideon Davey; Zoran Todorovich; Liene Kinča

LondonLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Stuart Stratford; David Alden; English National Opera; James Hendry; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Lester Lynch
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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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A dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © ROH | Bill Cooper
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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