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Performer: Franck Evin

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ZürichCoralineNew production

Coraline
Turnage: Coraline
Ann-Katrin Stöcker; Nina Russi; Zurich Opera; Stefan Rieckhoff; Deanna Breiwick; Sandra Hamaoui

ZürichDon PasqualeNew production

Don Pasquale
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Enrique Mazzola; Christof Loy; Zurich Opera; Carrie-Ann Matheson; Johannes Leiacker; Barbara Drosihn; Johannes Martin Kränzle

ViennaLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Valery Gergiev; Andreas Homoki; Vienna State Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Piotr Beczała; Linda Watson

ZürichFidelio

Fidelio
Beethoven: Fidelio
Markus Poschner; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Andreas Schager; Oliver Widmer

AmsterdamNabuccoNew production

Nabucco
Verdi: Nabucco
Maurizio Benini; Andreas Homoki; Dutch National Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Susana Mendoza; George Petean; Anna Pirozzi
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Nocturnal orgies versus controlled reason

Günter Papendell (Pentheus) and Sean Panikkar (Dionysus) © Monika Rittershaus
Sophisticated interpretation of The Bassarids by Hans Werner Henze at the Komische Oper Berlin
*****
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Au fait with Orphée: Salzburg celebrates Offenbach's bicentenary

Martin Winkler (Jupiter) and Kathryn Lewek (Eurydice) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Rittershaus
The Salzburg Festival's production of Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld is another classic in the making from Barrie Kosky.
*****
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Asmik Grigorian wows as Tatyana in Komische Oper Eugene Onegin

Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) © Ryan Buchanan

Barrie Kosky’s visually stunning and very finely sung Eugene Onegin from Komische Oper reaches Edinburgh, a triumphant showcase for soprano Asmik Grigorian.

****1
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Kosky’s Meistersinger conquers Bayreuth again

Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther) and Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Kosky’s production manages to maintain all hallmarks of a 16th-century fairy tale, while juxtaposing them with questions of deep human, political and artistic problems. Regietheater at its best.
*****
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Holliger’s new Lunea: pages from a poet’s Life

Christian Gerhaher (Lenau) © Paul Leclaire
Heinz Holliger’s Lunea, which recently premiered at the Zurich Opera House, is “not an opera”, or so the ground-breaking Swiss composer contends.
****1
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