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Performer: George Gagnidze

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New York CityTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Bertrand de Billy; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Anna Netrebko; Jennifer Rowley

BerlinNabucco

Nabucco
Verdi: Nabucco
Stephan Zilias; Keith Warner; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Tilo Steffens; Julia Müer; George Gagnidze; Liudmyla Monastyrska

MannheimOtello

Verdi: Otello
Alexander Soddy; Chris Alexander; Nationaltheater Mannheim; Stephen Gould; Roy Cornelius Smith; Astrid Kessler; George Gagnidze
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Russell Thomas shines in gloomy David Alden's Otello

Russell Thomas (Otello) © Scott Suchman
The combination of a strong, spirited cast and a first-rate orchestral performance led by Daniele Callegari rendered the opera a moving experience in spite of drab staging and latent, unexplored tensions.
***11
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Piety and violence in San Carlo's Cavalleria rusticana

Marcelo Álvarez (Turiddu) and Violeta Urmana (Santuzza) © Luciano Romano
Notwithstanding director Pippo Delbono's narcissistic excesses, his staging confirmed itself as effective and penetrating.
****1
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Russell Thomas convinces as Otello at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Guanqun Yu (Desdemona) and Russell Thomas (Otello) © Bettina Stöß

Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Verdi’s old-age masterpiece in Kriegenburg’s production, which still fails to convince. A much more satisfying cast seals a successful musical production.

***11
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Trittico's 100th anniversary and Domingo's 50th

Plácido Domingo (Gianni Schicchi) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
All three operas in Puccini's triptych are strongly cast in this revival. 
****1
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Dudamel serves up Otello at the Hollywood Bowl

Russell Thomas © Fay Fox
Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic unleash the darkness of Verdi’s late masterpiece Otello upon the picnickers at the Hollywood Bowl. 
***11
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