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Performer: Jean-François Lapointe

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Massenet: Hérodiade
Lawrence Foster; Jean-Louis Pichon; Opéra de Marseille; Jérôme Bourdin; Inva Mula; Béatrice Uria-Monzon

ParisPelléas et Mélisande

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Benjamin Lévy; Guillaume Andrieux; Sabine Devieilhe; Jean-François Lapointe; Luc Bertin-Hugault

ParisLa traviataNew production

Verdi: La traviata
Michele Mariotti; Simon Stone; Opéra de Paris; Robert Cousins; Alice Babidge; Pretty Yende; Nino Machaidze
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Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust in Geneva

John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Plasson shows all his experience; Lavaudant surprises and delights with his direction; a strong cast sing their hearts out. Who can ask for more?
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Werther's middle-class dream in Bologna

Juan Diego Flórez (Werther) and Isabel Leonard (Charlotte) © Rocco Casaluci
Juan Diego Flórez plays the role for the first time on stage and it's a vocal triumph 
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Carsen's Carmélites returns to Amsterdam

Sally Matthews (Blanche de la Force) © Hans van den Bogaard
After showing in 13 theatres around the world, Robert Carsen’s Dialogues des carmélites returns again to Amsterdam, where it was premiered in 1997. Almost 20 years on, its finale remains a shattering theatrical experience.
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Guillaume Tell takes aim in Geneva

Amelia Scicolone (Jemmy) and Jean-François Lapointe (Tell) © GTG | Magali Dougados
A striking staging of Rossini's Guillaume Tell at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva: well cast, beautifully sung and impeccably choreographed.
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The sacred and the extremely profane: Fauré's Requiem paired with Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias

Hélène Guilmette © Julien Faugère
An ultimately disappointing Fauré Requiem gave way to an outrageously funny performance of Poulenc's comic opera Les mamelles de Tirésias with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ludovic Morlot.
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