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Performer: Ekaterina Semenchuk

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MadridIl trovatore

Il trovatore
Verdi: Il trovatore
Maurizio Benini; Francisco Negrin; Teatro Real; Louis Désiré; Bruno Poet; Ludovic Tézier; Artur Ruciński

MilanKhovanshchinaNew Production

Evgenia Muraveva (Emma) and Mikhail Petrenko (Khovansky) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina
Valery Gergiev; Mario Martone; Teatro alla Scala; Margherita Palli; Ursula Patzak; Mikhail Petrenko; Ekaterina Semenchuk

LondonEkaterina Semenchuk

Glinka, Mussorgsky
Ekaterina Semenchuk; Semyon Skigin

DresdenDon CarloNew production

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Christian Thielemann; Vera Nemirova; Dresden State Opera; Heike Scheele; Frauke Schernau; Ildar Abdrazakov; Yusif Eyvazov
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Gergiev conducts a grandiose Khovanshchina at La Scala

Evgenia Muraveva (Emma) and Mikhail Petrenko (Khovansky) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
In Khovanshchina, even more so than in Boris Godunov, the chorus is the chief protagonist and the La Scala chorus was truly astonishing.
****1
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Carthage carnage: Tcherniakov's Trojans flops at the Bastille

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Cassandre) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra national de Paris
Tcherniakov reduces Berlioz' epic to little more than Circle Time therapy, a poor way to mark the composer's anniversary year.
**111
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A Cav & Pag with virtues and flaws at San Francisco Opera

Tango time © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Tenor-turned-director José Cura transplants the action from southern Italy to Buenos Aires. 
***11
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Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
David McVicar's uninspiring Cavalleria rusticana remains problematic, but a strong Pagliacci leaves the New York audience gasping. 
****1
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Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to Hvorostovsky

Soloists and Met Opera Chorus © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
The Met Opera's concert performance of Verdi's Requiem was an emotional tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 
***11
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