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Performer: Enrique Mazzola

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ZürichMaria StuardaNew Production

Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
Enrique Mazzola; David Alden; Zurich Opera; Gideon Davey; Serena Farnocchia; Diana Damrau

LondonFrench fancies

French fancies
Berlioz, Canteloube, Bizet, Gershwin
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Enrique Mazzola; Anna Caterina Antonacci

BerlinLes Contes d'HoffmannNew production

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Enrique Mazzola; Laurent Pelly; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chantal Thomas; Daniel Johansson; Kathryn Lewek

ZürichIl turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)New production

Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
Rossini: Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
Enrique Mazzola; Jan Philipp Gloger; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Nahuel di Pierro; Julie Fuchs

ParisLa Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Enrique Mazzola; Karine Deshayes; Peter Kálmán; Cyrille Dubois; Vito Priante
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David Alden's new Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda is perhaps most famous for a single and highly emotional scene in which two monarchs engage in a venomous confrontation. One is doomed to die. 
***11
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A wing and a prayer: Le Prophète

Noel Bouley (Mathisen), Gregory Kunde (Jean), Derek Welton (Zacharie), Clémentine Margaine (Fidès) © Bettina Stöß
Oliver Py's new Meyerbeer staging offers plenty of clichés, but is a solid show, backed up by a fine musical performance.
****1
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Neon and cubes in Zurich

Maxim Mironov (Almaviva) © Toni Suter
Questionable identities, clandestine messages, love and money are the stuffs of Gioacchino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, revived again in Zurich.
***11
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Bel canto Schumann unzipped by Enrique Mazzola and the Philharmonia

Enrique Mazzola © Eric Garault
In the absence of an indisposed Christoph von Dohnányi, Enrique Mazzola impressed in a perfectly formed programme with the Philharmonia. 
****1
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Shagimuratova and Beczała shine in Chicago Lucia

Lindsey Metzger (Alisa) and Albina Shagimuratova (Lucia) © Andrew Cioffi
Strong vocal talent rules the night, and a late moment of visual splendor caps off a serviceable reading of a battered warhorse.
***11
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