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Performer: Erhard Rom

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WashingtonDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Evan Rogister; E Loren Meeker; Washington National Opera; Erhard Rom; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Ryan McKinny; Vanessa Vasquez

WashingtonSamson et Dalila

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
John Fiore; Peter Kazaras; Washington National Opera; Erhard Rom; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Roberto Aronica; J'Nai Bridges

SeattleLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Joseph Colaneri; Peter Kazaras; Seattle Opera; Erhard Rom; Martin Pakledinaz; Jonathan Tetelman; Yosep Kang
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A Eugene Onegin that's less than the sum of its parts in Seattle

Marjukka Tepponen (Tatyana) and John Moore (Onegin) © Sunny Martini
Tomer Zvulun's mostly traditional account of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece arrives at Seattle Opera in an attractively staged but underwhelming package.
***11
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Arrestingly effective: Dead Man Walking at Minnesota Opera

Dennis Petersen (Father Grenville) and Catherine Martin (Sister Helen) © Cory Weaver
Dead Man Walking is currently the most frequently performed contemporary American opera. Joel Ivany's staging, first mounted in Vancouver, opened recently at Minnesota Opera just days after the opera's Spanish première in Madrid. 
****1
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Rossini's The Touchstone triumphs at Wolf Trap

The cast of Touchstone © Scott Suchman
Wolf Trap Opera delivers high camp Rossini true to the composer.
****1
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Thoughtfully directed, superbly played

Hanna Husáhr (Pat Nixon), Ola Eliasson (Richard Nixon) © Markus Gårder
A superb orchestral performance from Lawrence Renes and the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra lights up Michael Cavanagh's well directed Nixon in China.
****1
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Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers thrillingly staged in New York

Bard SummerScape made musical history by presenting the first full staging of British composer Ethel Smyth’s opera The Wreckers. Born in 1858 and dying in 1944, Smyth was celebrated in her day (John Singer Sargent painted her portrait in 1901) not only for her compositions, but for being an openly bisexual member of the suffrage movement.
*****
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