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Performer: Eric Halfvarson

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AmsterdamOedipeNew production

Oedipe
Enescu: Oedipe
Marc Albrecht; Àlex Ollé; Dutch National Opera; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Johan Reuter; Eric Halfvarson

MunichDie Walküre (konzertant)

Wagner: Die Walküre
Sir Simon Rattle; Stuart Skelton; Eric Halfvarson; Michael Volle; Eva-Maria Westbroek

WashingtonEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Robert Trevino; Robert Carsen; Washington National Opera; Michael Levine; Anna Nechaeva; Lindsay Ammann; Alexey Dolgov
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The Flying Dutchman sails into Bergen

Iain Paterson (The Dutchman) © Monika Kolstad | Bergen National Opera
Bergen National Opera’s new production allows the story to speak to itself, while strong performances from Eric Halfvarson and Elisabeth Teige gave the performance its edge.
****1
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Jaap van Zweden blazes trail for the HK Phil

Jaap van Zweden conducts Götterdämmerung © Ramond Ho
The final instalment of the Hong Kong Philharmonic's Ring cycle merits the orchestra joining the international big league. 
****1
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Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

Julia Lezhneva (Zerlina) and chorus © A. Bofill
A visually stunning production with a fine cast to match. 
****1
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Sensational Mattila, restrained Kaufmann

Karita Mattila © Marica Rosengard
A stunning Sieglinde from Mattila eclipses Kaufmann's restrained Siegmund; Pappano conjures exceptional detail and drive from the LSO.
****1
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A fine musical display in Don Carlos

Ekaterina Semenchuk (Eboli) and Theresa Zisser (Tebaldo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Were it not for a sterling musical display, built on the shoulders of bass Ferruccio Furlanetto and conductor Myung-whun Chung, this could have been a very long night indeed.
****1
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