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Performer: Frédéric Antoun

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ZürichIphigénie en TaurideNew production

Iphigénie en Tauride
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Gianluca Capuano; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Cecilia Bartoli; Birgitte Christensen

MunichDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Antonino Fogliani; Stephan Kimmig; Bavarian State Opera; Katja Haß; Anja Rabes; Erwin Schrott; Luca Pisaroni

LondonLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Maurizio Benini; Sir Richard Eyre; The Royal Opera; Bob Crowley; Aleksandra Kurzak; Frédéric Antoun

ParisRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Speranza Scappucci; Claus Guth; Opéra national de Paris; Christian Schmidt; Željko Lučić; Elsa Dreisig
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All-Mozart concert in Montreal

Hervé Niquet © Eric Manas
A fresh approach to two late Mozart works earned the adulation of a Montreal Symphony Orchestra audience.
****1
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Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)
Cecilia Bartoli once again takes Zurich by storm under the guiding hand of Maestro William Christie for a wonderful evening of Handelian fun.
****1
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Sensuality and solidarity in Zurich's new Così

Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
If ever a new production of a Mozart opera had a riveting backstory, this one is it. 
*****
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Sir John in Love: the fat knight returns to Covent Garden

Sir Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Rupert © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Sir Bryn Terfel’s Falstaff is still a cherishable rogue as he takes on the title role in Robert Carsen’s joyous staging at the Royal Opera. 
****1
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Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel

Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Adès opera resists explanation, and the ambiguity of the story drives much of its compelling nature. 
****1
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