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Ermonela Jaho, soprano

Ermonela Jaho © Fadil Berisha

Ermonela Jaho on her heartbreaking soprano roles

Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho is renowned for heartfelt performances as some of opera's most tortured soprano roles, especially Violetta in La traviata, the opera in which she sprang to fame in London when she jumped in for an indisposed Anna Netrebko. 
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AmsterdamLes Contes d'HoffmannNew Production

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Carlo Rizzi; Tobias Kratzer; Dutch National Opera; Rainer Sellmaier; John Osborn; Nina Minasyan

MunichIl tritticoNew Production

Il trittico
Puccini
Kirill Petrenko; Lotte de Beer; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Hammer; Jorine van Beek; Wolfgang Koch; Eva-Maria Westbroek

MadridThaïs

Thaïs
Massenet: Thaïs
Patrick Fournillier; Teatro Real; Ermonela Jaho; Michele Angelini; Plácido Domingo; Jean Teitgen

LondonPuccini's Le Villi

Puccini's Le Villi
Bizet, Verdi, Puccini
Sir Mark Elder; Ermonela Jaho; Fabio Sartori; Brian Mulligan; Opera Rara Chorus

New York CityMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Marco Armiliato; Anthony Minghella; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Ermonela Jaho; Roberto Aronica
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Madama Butterfly an aesthetic treat at WNO

Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio San) and Brian Jagde (Pinkerton) © Scott Suchman
Kaneko's vivid designs grace this charming Butterfly. 
****1
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Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Butterfly

Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio San) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Ermonela Jaho sure likes to put herself (and us) through the emotional wringer on Covent Garden's stage. This time, London finally got to see her as another tragic Puccini heroine: Madama Butterfly.
****1
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Jaho and Larsson break hearts, Gallo and Hurrell mend them

Lucio Gallo (Gianni Schicchi) and Susanna Hurrell (Lauretta) © Bill Cooper | ROH
A blistering performance of Suor Angelica is the highlight of this strongly performed revival of Richard Jones' 2011 production.
****1
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Zazà: another successful Opera Rara excavation

Riccardo Massi (Milio) and Ermonela Jaho (Zazà) © Russell Duncan
In spite of the not insignificant problems, Opera Rara are utterly convincing that Leoncavallo's Zazà is a work that should be seen and heard more often.
****1
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A lackluster Traviata in Munich

Both the staging and the music of the Bayerische Staatsoper's Traviata disappoint.
**111
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