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Performer: Franck Evin

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ZürichBoris GodunovNew production

Michael Volle (Boris Godunov) and Spencer Lang (Holy Fool) © Monika Rittershaus
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Kirill Karabits; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Rufus Didwiszus; Klaus Bruns; Michael Volle; Oksana Volkova

BerlinMy Fair Lady

© Iko Freese
Loewe: My Fair Lady
Peter Christian Feigel; Andreas Homoki; Komische Oper Berlin; Frank Philipp Schlößmann; Mechthild Seipel; Arturo Gama; Franck Evin

ZürichAlice im WunderlandWorld premiere

Alice im Wunderland
Valtinoni: Alice im Wunderland
Michael Richter; Nadja Loschky; Zurich Opera; Etienne Pluss; Irina Spreckelmeyer; Sandra Hamaoui; Lina Dambrauskaite

ZürichSimon BoccanegraNew production

Simon Boccanegra
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Fabio Luisi; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Christian Schmidt; Christian Gerhaher; Christof Fischesser

BerlinDie Liebe zu drei Orangen

© Monika Rittershaus
Prokofiev: L’amour des trois oranges (The Love for Three Oranges)
Hendrik Vestmann; Andreas Homoki; Komische Oper Berlin; Frank Philipp Schlößmann; Mechthild Seipel; Franck Evin; Werner Hintze
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Technology to the rescue in Zurich's new staging of Boris Godunov

Michael Volle (Boris Godunov) and Spencer Lang (Holy Fool) © Monika Rittershaus

The Zurich Opernhaus tackles the pandemic with an innovative strategy: instead of reducing the size of orchestra and chorus (as many other European opera houses) it removes them from the theatre altogether. The new production of Boris Godunov, by Barrie Kosky, is the first test.

Juan Diego Flórez successfully debuts as Rodolfo in Zurich's Bohème

Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo) and Ruzan Mantashyan (Mimì) © Toni Suter
In a reprise of Ole Anders Tandberg’s somewhat confused production, a solid cast performs a charming bohème, under the baton of Marco Armiliato.
***11
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Iphigénie en Tauride in Zurich: a bright success in a black grave

Cecilia Bartoli (Iphigénie) © Monika Rittershaus
Cecilia Bartoli leads a great cast in Gluck’s masterpiece, presented in Zurich in a new insightful production by Andreas Homoki.
*****
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A monolithic Nabucco at Dutch National Opera

George Petean (Nabucco) © Martin Walz
A promising cast on paper is scuppered by a banal, monotonous production and uninspired conducting.
**111
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Fidelio in Zurich: singing fine, but staging, “Nein!”

Anja Kampe (Leonore) and Andreas Schager (Florestan) © Herwig Prammer

In its revival here in Zurich, the soloists and choir of Beethoven's Fidelio give stellar vocal performances. But having done away with any real set, the opera was not without its shortcomings.

**111
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