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Performer: Gábor Bretz

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Aix-en-ProvenceSalomeNew production

Strauss R.: Salome
Ingo Metzmacher; Andrea Breth; Festival d'Aix-en-Provence; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Alexandra Charles; Alexander Koppelmann; Orchestre de Paris

BudapestLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Máté Szabó; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Cziegler; Ildikó Tihanyi; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Chorus

BudapestLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Kálmán Nádasdy; Hungarian State Opera; Gusztáv Oláh; Tivadar Márk; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Chorus
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ParisFidelio

Beethoven: Fidelio
Raphaël Pichon; Cyril Teste; Opéra Comique; Valérie Grall; Marie La Rocca; Julien Boizard; Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

UtrechtDuke Bluebeard's Castle

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Karina Canellakis; Rinat Shaham; Gábor Bretz; Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
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A matter of faith and doubt: David Alden’s Lohengrin at the ROH

A strong cast and a masterclass in Wagnerian conducting from Jakub Hrůša complement David Alden’s disturbing staging.
*****
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Erkel's Hunyadi László a visual feast, but lacks Magyar spirit

Szilveszter Ókovács' new production matches the opulent venue in all its eye-candy, with dazzling costumes, dark sets large crowds, and rapid scenic changes made possible by a newly installed mechanical stage. 
***11
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A faltering Lucrezia Borgia in Budapest

A performance of highs and lows with a stellar step-in from Lidia Fridman as Lucrezia Borgia and a confused production by Ferenc Anger plays at the Palace of Arts.
**111
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No salvation: Budapest Don Carlo paints a dark picture of humanity

The Hungarian State Opera presents a new modern production of Don Carlo by a director who depicts the historical cruelty as very much present in our world today.
****1
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Verdi's fresco in sound brought vividly to life

London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir paint a terrifying picture of hell and damnation at the Royal Festival Hall.
****1
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An immersive auto-da-fé: Konwitschny's Don Carlos sizzles

From stylised 16th-century dress to a 1970s sitcom ballet, Konwitschny's Staatsoper staging is full of brilliantly inventive touches, splendidly realised in this excellently sung revival. 
*****
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