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Performer: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

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Los AngelesDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Grant Gershon; Barrie Kosky; LA Opera; James Conlon; Esther Bialas; Bogdan Volkov

LiègeDon CarlosNew production

Don Carlos
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Paolo Arrivabeni; Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Gary McCann; Fernand Ruiz; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Gregory Kunde

ZürichFaust

Faust
Gounod: Faust
Ryan McAdams; Jan Philipp Gloger; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Anita Hartig; Saimir Pirgu

BerlinCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Daniel Barenboim; Martin Kušej; Staatsoper Berlin; Jens Kilian; Heidi Hackl; Anita Rachvelishvili; Michael Fabiano

BerlinLe nozze di Figaro

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Marc Minkowski; Jürgen Flimm; Staatsoper Berlin; Magdalena Gut; Ursula Kudrna; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Miah Persson
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Hell is oneself: Don Giovanni returns in heavenly form

Mariusz Kwiecień (Don Giovanni) and Hrachuhí Bassénz (Donna Elvira) © ROH | Bill Cooper
A terrific cast takes on the latest revival of Kasper Holten’s video-infused staging of Mozart’s opera buffa.
*****
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Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

Don Carlo © Barbara Aumüller
Anja Harteros takes a while to hit her stride in a Don Carlo that doesn't quite gel.
***11
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Masterfully villainous: Netrebko and Lučić in Macbeth

Željko Lučić (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © ROH | Bill Cooper
The Royal Opera's revival of Phyllida Lloyd's production is marked by two outstanding Verdian singers and a superb rendering of the score from Pappano and the ROH Orchestra.
****1
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Mozart's genius shines clearly in San Francisco Opera's darkly comic production of Don Giovanni

Ana Maria Martinez (Donna Elvira), Erin Wall (Donna Anna) Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Don Ottavio) © Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
Dangling and turning like shards of a giant overhead chandelier in Don Giovanni’s banquet hall, this is an evocative multimedia production that tantalizes the senses while shining new light on Mozart's genius. 
****1
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Don Giovanni escapes the flames in Salzburg

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Don Giovanni) and Valentina Naforniţă (Zerlina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
According to director Sven-Eric Bechtolf,  Don Giovanni’s divine retribution for a life of pure evil and insatiable fornication is just more of the same.
***11
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