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Performer: Grand Théâtre de Genève

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GenevaParsifalNew production

Wagner: Parsifal
Jonathan Nott; Michael Thalheimer; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Henrik Ahr; Michaela Barth; Stefan Bolliger; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

GenevaSutra

Brzóska: Sutra
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève; Eastman; Antony Gormley; Adam Carrée

GenevaIl ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325
Fabio Biondi; FC Bergman; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Mariel Manuel; Ken Hioco; Europa Galante
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GenevaLa JuiveNew production

Halévy: La Juive
Marc Minkowski; David Alden; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Gideon Davey; Jon Morrell; D.M. Wood; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

GenevaUkiyo-e

Brzóska: Ukiyo-e
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alexander Dodge; Yuima Nakazato; Dominique Drillot
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Tatjana Gürbaca’s Geneva staging of Kátya Kabanová travels to Brno

Director Tatjana Gürbaca and Czech conductor Tomáš Netopil deliver a “Romantic” Kátya Kabanová from the Grand Théâtre de Genève at Brno’s Janáček Festival.
****1
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A fable without morality: Eötvös' Sleepless fascinates and unsettles

Péter Eötvös’ new opera dazzles and dismays in equal measure at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

****1
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Rage against the machine: Rasche's Elektra grinds down performers

More of a distraction than an enhancement, Ulrich Rasche’s giant steel machine grinds down the performers of this dark Elektra, which ultimately stumbles over its own feet.
***11
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Reality TV Regietheater: a confused Pêcheurs de perles in Geneva

Lotte de Beer's production of Bizet's “exotic” opera par excellence overextends itself and ultimately loses its way. 

***11
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Peeping Tom's Dido and Aeneas overflowing with imagery in Geneva

How can one focus on the music? Purcell’s music is interspersed with contemporary interludes by Atsushi Sakaï in an overly busy staging.  
****1
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A hi-gloss Pelléas et Mélisande falls flat in Geneva

Heroes emerge in adversity, and there are sterling turns from Leigh Melrose as a pugilistic Golaud and from the venerable Arkel of Matthew Best.
**111
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