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Performer: James Robinson

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AmsterdamPorgy and BessNew production

Porgy and Bess
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
James Gaffigan; James Robinson; Dutch National Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Eric Owens; Adina Aaron

LondonPorgy and BessNew production

Nicole Cabell (Bess), Eric Greene (Porgy) © Tristram Kenton
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
John Wilson; James Robinson; English National Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Eric Greene; Nicole Cabell

MontrealChampion: An Opera in Jazz

Blanchard: Champion: An Opera in Jazz
George Manahan; James Robinson; Opéra de Montréal; Allen Moyer; James Schuette; Arthur Woodley; Aubrey Allicock

TorontoElektra

Strauss R.: Elektra
Johannes Debus; James Robinson; Canadian Opera Company; Derek McLane; Anita Stewart; Christine Goerke; Susan Bullock
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Porgy and Bess at ENO: Gershwin's music the winner

Nicole Cabell (Bess), Eric Greene (Porgy) © Tristram Kenton
Porgy and Bess isn’t a perfect opera, but English National Opera's new production is a strong one. 
****1
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Opera in Jazz: Terence Blanchard's Champion

Arthur Woodley (Emile Griffith) © Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington National Opera continues its cycle of social justice operas.
***11
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A Roaring Twenties Entführung aus dem Serail in LA

Morris Robinson (Osmin) and Brenton Ryan (Pedrillo) © Craig T Mathew
Mozart's intoxicating harem opera taken captive by the non-singing despot.
****1
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Vanessa: a winter storm in Santa Fe's desert

Zach Borichevsky (Anatol) and Erin Wall (Vanessa) © Ken Howard
Samuel Barber's Vanessa, with a libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti, is rarely staged, but Santa Fe makes a tremendous case for the opera. 
*****
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Nixon in China: It’s Primetime in the USA

Franco Pomponi (Richard Nixon), Chen-ye Yuan (Chou En-Lai) and Chad Shelton (Mao Tse-Tung) © Ken Howard
James Robinson's production of Adams' Nixon in China hits its stride at San Diego Opera. 
****1
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