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Performer: Juan Francisco Gatell

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TokyoDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Karsten Januschke; Grischa Asagaroff; New National Theatre; Luigi Perego; Nicola Ulivieri; Giovanni Furlanetto; Marigona Qerkezi

MadridL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Stefano Montanari; Damiano Michieletto; Teatro Real; Paolo Fantin; Silvia Aymonino; Brenda Rae; Ramë Lahaj

VeniceDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Jonathan Webb; Damiano Michieletto; Teatro La Fenice; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Alessio Arduini; Simon Schnorr

PesaroDemetrio e Polibio

Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio
Paolo Arrivabeni; Davide Livermore; Rossini Opera Festival; Jessica Pratt; Cecilia Molinari; Juan Francisco Gatell; Riccardo Fassi

RomeDon GiovanniNew production

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Jérémie Rhorer; Graham Vick; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Samal Blak; Alessio Arduini; Vito Priante
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A second chance for a teenager Mozart in Venice

Il re pastore at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice © Michele Crosera
Il re pastore seems to be a work that deserves to be included in the repertoire for its undoubted qualities and not only because it foreshadows the genius of the works that will follow.
***11
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Dutch National Opera successfully resurrects La morte d’Orfeo

Kacper Szelążek (Bacco) © Ruth Walz
In a successfully streamlined staging, Stefano Landi’s obscure, overpopulated opera got the royal treatment by a superior cast and orchestra.
****1
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Rare Donizetti opera buffa revived in Bergamo

Il borgomastro di Saardam © Gianfranco Rota
Absent from theatres for more than a century and a half, Donizetti's comedy about Tsar Peter the Great is revived in the composer's home town.
****1
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A melancholy Falstaff at the Verdi Festival in Parma

Roberto de Candia (Falstaff) and Sonia Prina (Mistress Quickly) © Roberto Ricci
Not a particularly revealing Falstaff, but a pleasing performance though. Maybe one would have expected something of greater impact from a festival like this one, but that goal had already accomplished by Graham Vick with his Stiffelio the night before...
***11
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Grace and delirium: Michieletto's Viaggio lands in Rome

© Clärchen & Matthias Baus | Dutch National Opera (2015)
Lord Sidney's contemplation of the insanity of the world seems to be the impetus for this delirious production. So endless is its stream of gags that to attend this show is to be left feeling exhausted.
****1
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