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Garifullina's Musetta the highlight of Covent Garden's Bohème

Aida Garifullina (Musetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
This third revival of Richard Jones' production is thoroughly competent but struggles to rise above the routine.
***11
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A White House Rigoletto with some impressive voices

Mark S Doss (Rigoletto) © Richard Hubert Smith
Welsh National Opera brought a cast of strong voices to Birmingham for a production of Rigoletto intriguingly set in the White House of the 1960s. 
***11
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Roberto Alagna brings up his century at The Royal Opera

Roberto Alagna (Andrea Chénier) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
The French-Sicilian tenor shines in Sir David's McVicar's pristine take on Umberto Giordano's slice of verismo. 
***11
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A classic executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda
Designer/director Antony McDonald treads a perfectly weighted path between light and dark of the fairytale; conductor Sebastian Weigle cooks up a Wagnerian storm; Michaela Schuster steals the show. A treat.
****1
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Shame, camera, action: Verdi's La traviata at Longborough

Anna Patalong (Violetta) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Daisy Evans' take on Verdi's iconic tale of love stymied by the cruelty of others is characteristically innovative and insightful, while also blessed with a remarkable central performance from Anna Patalong. 
****1
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A buoyant revival of Billy Budd

Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) © Sam Murray-Sutton
At the opera’s great climaxes Suffolk’s famous wood-and-brick building could barely contain it.
*****
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