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Performer: David Portillo

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LondonProm 51: The Magic Flute

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ryan Wigglesworth; David Portillo; Sofia Fomina; Björn Bürger; Brindley Sherratt

WashingtonDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Eun Sun Kim; Christopher Mattaliano; Washington National Opera; Neil Peter Jampolis; David Portillo; Sydney Mancasola

New York CityThe Magic Flute

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Lothar Koenigs; Julie Taymor; Metropolitan Opera; George Tsypin; Joélle Harvey; Ying Fang

New York CityDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)New production

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Valery Gergiev; François Girard; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Moritz Junge; Sir Bryn Terfel; Anja Kampe

MunichOrlando Paladino

Orlando Paladino
Haydn: Orlando Paladino
Ivor Bolton; Axel Ranisch; Bavarian State Opera; Falko Herold; Adela Zaharia; Edwin Crossley-Mercer
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Faith and anguish: Carmélites at the Met

Erin Morley (Constance) and Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
An unforgettable evening at the Met as John Dexter's production of Poulenc's masterpiece is revived to close the season. 
****1
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Reality and fantasy in Orlando Paladino in Munich

David Portillo (Pasquale) and Elena Sancho Pereg (Eurilla) © Wilfried Hösl
Axel Ranisch's production makes heavy use of film to tell a comic story of a medieval knight in love.
****1
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Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin
The Deutsche Oper's production of Rossini's sparkling occasion piece is big on gags but short on stardust.
***11
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The Met's Merry Widow fails to convince

Susan Graham (Hanna Glawari) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
A conventional and quite predictable staging of Lehár’s most famous operetta was saved by dedicated musicians.
***11
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Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel

Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Adès opera resists explanation, and the ambiguity of the story drives much of its compelling nature. 
****1
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