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Performer: Gérard Schneider

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EdinburghRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Douglas Boyd; Jack Furness; Garsington Opera Company; Tom Piper; Malcolm Rippeth; Philharmonia Orchestra

Frankfurt am MainDie ZauberflöteNew production

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Julia Jones; Ted Huffman; Oper Frankfurt; Andrew Lieberman; Raphaela Rose; Joachim Klein; Opera Frankfurt Orchestra

WexfordArmidaNew production

Dvořák: Armida
Norbert Baxa; Dmitry Bertman; Wexford Festival Opera; Hartmut Schörghofer; D.M. Wood; Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera
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Utterly bewitching Rusalka at Garsington Opera

It's taken two years for Jack Furness' new production of Dvořák's greatest opera to reach the Garsington stage, but it is entirely worth the wait, with a breathtaking performance from Natalya Romaniw in the title role.
*****
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When death is an old-fashioned portrait

The new version of La bohème at the Komische Oper Berlin follows a hard Verismo-beat.
****1
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Minnesota Opera's Thaïs: a bright star in Massenet’s galaxy of women

In a highly effective stage presentation, the Minnesota Opera tells Jules Massenet’s story of two personalities whose spiritual journeys are like two ships passing in the night.
****1
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Franco Alfano's Risurrezione brought to life

Franco Alfano’s name is inextricably linked to that of Puccini, as he’s mostly remembered for completing the unfinished score of Turandot, and has overshadowed his own operas. 
****1
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Juilliard students put on Káťa Kabanová

Sung in English, a performance of Káťa Kabanová lacked the expressive power of the original, but exposed Juilliard Opera students to the marvels of Janáček’s musical style.
***11
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Mascagni's Iris: music beyond verismo

Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra revive Mascagni's Iris in a fully staged version in Frank Gehry's architecturally stunning Richard B Fisher Center at Bard College.
***11
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