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Performer: Franco Vassallo

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BudapestSchubert / Donizetti

Schubert / Donizetti
Schubert, Donizetti
Concerto Budapest; Speranza Scappucci; Dorottya Láng; Tatarintsev Aleksey; Franco Vassallo; István Kovács

BarcelonaAida

Verdi: Aida
Gustavo Gimeno; Thomas Guthrie; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Mestres Cabanes; Franca Squarciapino; Clémentine Margaine; Judit Kutasi

ParmaLuisa MillerNew production

Verdi: Luisa Miller
Roberto Abbado; Lev Dodin; Teatro Regio di Parma; Alexander Borovskiy; Franco Vassallo; Francesca Dotto

FlorenceIl trittico

Puccini
Valerio Galli; Denis Krief; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Franco Vassallo; María José Siri; Angelo Villari; Anna Maria Chiuri

Frankfurt am MainRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Hendrik Müller; Oper Frankfurt; Rifail Ajdarpasic; Katharina Weissenborn; Christopher Maltman; Franco Vassallo
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Staging on steroids: Verdi’s Rigoletto in Bregenz

Rigoletto at Bregenz © Karl Forster
Here was the much-loved three-act opera Rigoletto, yes, but chances are, it was one far beyond Verdi’s wildest dreams.
****1
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An exhilarating Nabucco at the Concertgebouw

Tatiana Serjan © Tod Rosberg

Giancarlo Andretta conducts the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Choir and a fine team of soloists led by Tatiana Serjan's Abigaille into an exhilarating Nabucco.

*****
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Wilson's lunar Trouvère the antithesis of grand opéra

Nino Surguladze (Azucena) © Lucie Jansch
When they asked Wilson to stage an opera by Verdi, the Texan director replied "I'll never do it!". Now he is at his fourth Verdi's production.
***11
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Nelsons sheds light on Puccini's canvas

Jonathan Tetelman and Kristine Opolais © Hilary Scott
Under Andris Nelsons' baton, the musical canvas was remarkably supple with proper light shed on Puccini’s melodic inventiveness and wondrous orchestration.
****1
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Solid La forza del destino opens Dutch National Opera season

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Leonora) James Creswell (Il marchese di Calatrava) and the DNO Chorus © Monika Rittershaus
An able cast sings in Christof Loy’s non-interventionist and insightful production of Verdi’s panoramic tragedy, conducted with vivid detail by Michele Mariotti.
***11
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