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LondonLa Fille du régiment

Donizetti: La Fille du régiment
Evelino Pidò; Laurent Pelly; Royal Opera; Chantal Thomas; Sabine Devieilhe; Javier Camarena

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Dan Ettinger; Moshe Leiser; Royal Opera; Sir Antonio Pappano; Christian Fenouillat; Agostino Cavalca; Lianna Haroutounian
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Bob Wilson's cool minimalist Butterfly is back in Amsterdam

Elena Stikhina and Sergio Escobar © BAUS
Robert Wilson's Madama Butterfly is back in Amsterdam starring rising star Elena Stikhina as the doomed Cio-Cio-San.
***11
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Michieletto's controversial Guillaume Tell resurfaces in Palermo

Roberto Frontali (Guillaume Tell) © Rosellina Garbo
At its 2015 inauguration at the Royal Opera House, a controversial rape scene in Act 3 drew outrage from the audience and critics alike. Now the Teatro Massimo is presenting the production once again.
****1
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Death in Florence: Zemlinsky and Puccini at DNO

Ausrine Stundyte (Bianca) and John Lundgren (Simone) © Matthias Baus
An unlikely coupling of one-act operas by Zemlinsky and Puccini bears fruit in a staging that reveals their thematic parallels while leaving their obvious differences on show.
****1
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A director's Falstaff in Naples

Roberto de Candia Falstaff) © Luciano Romano
Good overall singing, but the Steinberg's conducting was completely subordinate to the stage directions.
***11
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Hitting the rocks: Michieletto's Guillaume Tell

Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell) © Clive Barda | ROH
Sadly, Damiano Michieletto and Antonio Pappano's production is more likely to be remembered for its failings – the awful rape scene, its dullness, plus a list of annoying details too long to mention – than for its musical excellence. It’s worth seeing to get a feel of both.
***11
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