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Performer: John Macfarlane

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MunichHänsel und Gretel

© Wilfried Hösl
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Friedrich Haider; Richard Jones; Bavarian State Opera; John Macfarlane; Tara Erraught; Corinna Scheurle

New York CityHansel and Gretel

Met Opera
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Edward Gardner; Richard Jones; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Elizabeth DeShong; Sasha Cooke

MunichSchwanensee

© Wilfried Hösl
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Ray Barra; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; John Macfarlane; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

BirminghamThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Sir Peter Wright; Birmingham Royal Ballet; John Macfarlane; David Finn; Royal Ballet Sinfonia
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Magnificent Marianela: Nuñez and Muntagirov star in Swan Lake revival

Marianela Núñez (Odette) © ROH | Bill Cooper
An opulent production that is both reassuringly traditional and refreshingly new. 
****1
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François Girard's new Fliegende Holländer disappoints at The Met

Evgeny Nikitin (Holländer) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
François Girard’s production presents the moody, stormy atmosphere of Norwegian seascapes with stunning visuals, but offers few fresh ideas on the doomed love between the Dutchman and Senta.
***11
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Magical Flute: McVicar's Zauberflöte returns to Covent Garden

Elsa Dreisig (Pamina) and Tuuli Takala (Queen of the Night) © ROH | Tristram Kenton

David McVicar’s imaginative staging of Mozart’s The Magic Flute comes back for its eighth run at the Royal Opera with an excellent new cast.

****1
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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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