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ManchesterThe Hallé - Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

© B Ealovega
Beethoven
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Giselle Allen; Sarah Castle; David Butt Philip; Neal Davies

MelbourneLohengrin

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

CologneHamletNew production

Dean: Hamlet
Duncan Ward; Matthew Jocelyn; Oper Köln; Alain Lagarde; Astrid Janson; David Butt Philip; Gloria Rehm

BerlinFreude, schöner Götterfunken…

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Iwona Sobotka; Virginie Verrez; David Butt Philip; Liang Li

LondonCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Valentina Peleggi; Calixto Bieito; English National Opera; Alfons Flores; Mercè Paloma; Justina Gringytė; Sean Panikkar
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Wolf-Ferrari entertains, Tchaikovsky bewitches at Holland Park

John Savournin (Sante), Clare Presland (Susanna) © Opera Holland Park | Ali Wright
Wolf-Ferrari's Il segreto di Susanna provides an airy bon-bouche to Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, brilliantly sung by Natalya Romaniw and David Butt Philip and conducted to fairy-tale perfection by Sian Edwards
***11
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The coronation and tragedy of Boris revived at Covent Garden

Bryn Terfel (Boris) and Roger Honeywell (Shuisky) © ROH | Clive Barda
A title role performance full of depth from Terfel and a barnstorming comic interlude from Tomlinson provide some great moments, but much of this Boris fails to rise above the ordinary.
***11
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Zemlinsky takes centre stage in Deutsche Oper’s Der Zwerg

Mick Morris Mehnert and David Butt Philip (Der Zwerg) © Monika Rittershaus
The Austrian composer’s rarely heard one-acter proves triumphant in an intelligent, moving staging.
*****
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A stellar Damnation de Faust in Manchester

Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
Sir Mark Elder conducts a memorable performance of Berlioz' masterpiece in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.
*****
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A pale Rheingold begins Teatro Real's revival of Carsen’s Ring

Greer Grimsley (Wotan) and Sophie Bevan (Freia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Carsen's scaled-down Ring makes a timely comeback with a melancholy message of decay.
***11
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