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Performer: John Macfarlane

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San FranciscoRusalka

Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Rusalka) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (Vodník) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Dvořák: Rusalka
Eun Sun Kim; Sir David McVicar; San Francisco Opera; John Macfarlane; Moritz Junge; Rachel Willis-Sørensen; Brandon Jovanovich

TorontoRusalkaNew production

Dvořák: Rusalka
Johannes Debus; Sir David McVicar; Canadian Opera Company; John Macfarlane; Moritz Junge; Sondra Radvanovsky; Pavel Černoch

MunichHänsel und Gretel

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Patrick Lange; Richard Jones; Bavarian State Opera; John Macfarlane; Samantha Hankey; Tara Erraught

New York CityNew Year’s Eve Gala Starring Anna Netrebko

Puccini
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Franco Zeffirelli; Metropolitan Opera; Anna Netrebko; Matthew Polenzani; Quinn Kelsey; Davide Luciano

New York CityAgrippinaNew production

Handel: Agrippina
Harry Bicket; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Joyce DiDonato; Brenda Rae
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San Francisco Opera offers a dark, powerful Rusalka

Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Rusalka) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (Vodník) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Both vocally and instrumentally the performance  was a high-class one
****1
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A lively evening of pure dance from San Francisco Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham in Scarlett's Hummingbird © Erik Tomasson
An enjoyable evening of thematic dance but without any insights into the future of ballet. 
***11
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Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein is back at The Royal Ballet

Artists of the Royal Ballet in Frankenstein © ROH, 2019 | Andrej Uspenski
Despite drawbacks, this is a bold and imaginative approach to creating dance theatre from the titan of gothic horror 
***11
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Elektra: Great success for Nina Stemme’s Lyric Opera debut

Michaela Martens (Klytaemnestra) and Nina Stemme (Elektra) © Cory Weaver

The Lyric revives Sir David McVicar’s production of Strauss’ horrific tale with a superb cast led by Swedish “helden-soprano” Nina Stemme.

****1
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Scarlett delivers a triumphant new Swan Lake

Marianela Núñez (Odette) © ROH | Bill Cooper
A new Swan Lake is a test for any ballet company. Expectations ran high, but Liam Scarlett's new production hit the target. 
*****
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