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Performer: Derek Welton

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ValenciaElektra

Iréne Theorin como Elektra © Miguel Lorenzo y Mikel Ponce | Palau Les Arts
Strauss R.: Elektra
Marc Albrecht; Robert Carsen; Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia; Michael Levine; Vazul Matusz; Iréne Theorin; Doris Soffel

BerlinLes Huguenots

Les Huguenots
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Alexander Vedernikov; David Alden; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Giles Cadle; Constance Hoffman; Erin Morley; Irene Roberts

BerlinDie Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Daniel Carter; Günter Krämer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Stephan Zilias; Andreas Reinhardt; Attilio Glaser

BerlinLe Prophète

Le Prophète
Meyerbeer: Le Prophète
Enrique Mazzola; Olivier Py; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Pierre-André Weitz; Gregory Kunde; Clémentine Margaine

BerlinOtello

Otello
Verdi: Otello
James Conlon; Andreas Kriegenburg; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Harald Thor; Andrea Schraad; Jorge de Léon; Federica Lombardi
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Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Bayreuth take on Parsifal

Elena Panktratova (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Despite its enigmatic details, Bayreuth's Parsifal reaches a cathartic climax. 
****1
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Handel's somewhat rare oratorio Susanna in the Halle Handel Festival

Handel's Susanna at the Halle Handel Festival © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Handel's oratorio Susanna is often considered to be less than consistently dramatic and this performance in the Halle Handel Festival did little to dispel that view.
***11
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Deutsche Oper revives Stölzl's Rienzi staging

Torsten Kerl (Rienzi) © Bettina Stöß
Staging the story of the Italian political figure Rienzi as that of a dictator in 20th-century Germany was an inspired idea. This revival was a rare occasion to experience Wagner's early opera. 
***11
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A compelling Parsifal from Victorian Opera in Melbourne

Burkhard Fritz (Parsifal) and Peter Rose (Gurnemanz) © Jeff Busby

The Australian Youth Orchestra was full of poise and maturity and all the singing was impressive in Roger Hodgman's production.

*****
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All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Wagner demands vocal resilience from the large cast of singers in Das Rheingold, but Willy Decker wants strong thigh muscles as well.
***11
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