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Performer: Kasper Holten

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BudapestBluebeard100 - Péter Eötvös: Senza sangue; Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's CastleNew production

Bluebeard100 - Péter Eötvös: Senza sangue; Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle
Eötvös, Bartók
Péter Eötvös; Kasper Holten; Hungarian State Opera; Gergely Vajda; Steffen Aarfing; Csaba Szegedi; Andrea Meláth

BerlinLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Justin Brown; Kasper Holten; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Donald Runnicles; Steffen Aarfing; Klaus Florian Vogt

ViennaIdomeneo

Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Tomáš Netopil; Kasper Holten; Vienna State Opera; Mia Stensgaard; Anja Vang Kragh; Bernard Richter; Rachel Frenkel

LondonDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Marc Minkowski; Kasper Holten; Royal Opera; Es Devlin; Anja Vang Kragh; Mariusz Kwiecień; Rachel Willis-Sørensen

BregenzCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Antonino Fogliani; Kasper Holten; Es Devlin; Anja Vang Kragh; Gaëlle Arquez; Lena Belkina
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A striking Carmen in Bregenz

Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) and Scott Hendricks (Escamillo) © Bregenzer Festspiele | Karl Forster
This summer’s production of Bizet’s Carmen on the Seebühne stage in Bregenz offers a great spectacle. 
****1
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Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

Julia Lezhneva (Zerlina) and chorus © A. Bofill
A visually stunning production with a fine cast to match. 
****1
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Excellent in parts: Meistersinger at Covent Garden

Sir Bryn Terfel (Hans Sachs) © ROH | Clive Barda
Holten's masonic lodge setting of Meistersinger gets a lot right but is occasionally uneven; Terfel and Hughes Jones are constantly good to listen to.
***11
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Sicilian inspiration: King Roger arrives in Sydney

Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd) © Keith Saunders
It's the libretto's equivocation that has denied King Roger the frequency of performance that its music deserves.
****1
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A Christmas Cav & Pag in Oslo

Lise Davidsen (Santuzza) © Erik Berg
Despite occasionally brilliant singing, the Norwegian National Opera fails to raise seasonal spirits with a dramatically inert Cavalleria rusticana and a shaky Pagliacci.
**111
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