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Performer: Emmanuel Villaume

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BarcelonaManon LescautNew production

Manon Lescaut
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Emmanuel Villaume; Davide Livermore; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Giusi Giustino; Liudmyla Monastyrska; Gregory Kunde

BarcelonaManon LescautNew production

Manon Lescaut
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Emmanuel Villaume; Davide Livermore; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Giusi Giustino; Maria Pia Piscitelli; Jorge de Léon

BerlinDon QuichotteNew production

Massenet: Don Quichotte
Emmanuel Villaume; Jakop Ahlbom; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Katrin Bombe; Katrin Wolfermann; Alex Esposito; Clémentine Margaine

PraguePKF Prague Philharmonia

Wagner, Mahler, Beethoven
PKF Prague Philharmonia; Emmanuel Villaume; Lucas Meachem

New York CityLes Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
Emmanuel Villaume; Penny Woolcock; Metropolitan Opera; Dick Bird; Kevin Pollard; Mariusz Kwiecień; Pretty Yende
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Méphistophélès, the master puppeteer

Christian Van Horn (Méphistophélès) © Cory Weaver
Chicago's new Faust is a quest for youth but also a reflection on insipiration, fabrication and manipulation. 
****1
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Beautiful singing, realistic staging

Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) and Željko Lučić (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
A decision to offer traditional stagings for standard repertoire may be a dangerous path to tread for the Met's future.
****1
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Ailyn Pérez an outstanding Thaïs

David Pittsinger (Polémon, left), Gerard Finley (Athanaël, singing) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
Ailyn Pérez draws every eye and ear to her in an easy-on-the-eye production that doesn't solve some of the work's inherent contradictions.
***11
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In Prague, a radiant Dvořák Stabat Mater

René Pape © Petra Hajska
The Dvořákʼs Prague Festival opens with an upbeat treatment of one of the composer's masterworks.
****1
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The Golden Cockerel soars in Santa Fe

Venera Gimadieva (The Queen of Shemakha) and Tim Mix (Tsar Dodon) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe, 2017
Santa Fe Opera's colorful and beautifully sung The Golden Cockerel makes a case for more Rimsky-Korsakov opera in the repertoire.
****1
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