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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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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A searing Jenůfa at ENO

In Janáček's searing excoriation of small town social mores, superb orchestra, singing and acting make this revival of David Alden's Jenůfa into an unmissable evening of opera.
*****
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