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Strauss’ Helena lands at La Scala

Eva Mei (Aithra), Andreas Schager (Menelas) and Ricarda Merbeth (Helen) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
In the tiring role of Menelaus Andreas Schager was a mighty Heldentenor, combining impressive sound power with a dazzling colour and without ever showing a moment of fatigue.
****1
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Bowler hats and lobsters: WNO's surreal Magic Flute returns

Ben Johnson (Tamino) © Bill Cooper
Dominic Cooke’s Magritte-inspired production returns to Wales Millennium Centre to keep the audience giggling. 
***11
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“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at DNO

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Lotte de Beer’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for Dutch National Opera seems a surprisingly traditional spectacle... although it does come with a twist.
****1
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Superb production and cast can't make The Met's Marnie live

Isabel Leonard (Marnie) and Iestyn Davies (Terry) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The cast, sets, costumes and direction of Muhly's opera Marnie impress, but the music somehow falls short of expectations.
***11
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Strange and stirring Satyagraha at LA Opera

Sean Panikkar (Gandhi) © Cory Weaver
After appearances in London and New York, Phelim McDermott's bold and imaginative production of Philip Glass’ Satyagraha arrives in Los Angeles.
****1
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