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Performer: Kasper Holten

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BerlinLohengrin

Lohengrin
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

HoustonDon Giovanni

© Bill Cooper | ROH
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Cristian Măcelaru; Kasper Holten; Houston Grand Opera; Es Devlin; Anja Vang Kragh; Ryan McKinny; Paolo Bordogna

MelbourneDie Meistersinger von NürnbergNew Production

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Pietari Inkinen; Kasper Holten; Opera Australia; Mia Stensgaard; Anja Vang Kragh; Natalie Aroyan; Stefan Vinke
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Hell is oneself: Don Giovanni returns in heavenly form

Mariusz Kwiecień (Don Giovanni) and Hrachuhí Bassénz (Donna Elvira) © ROH | Bill Cooper
A terrific cast takes on the latest revival of Kasper Holten’s video-infused staging of Mozart’s opera buffa.
*****
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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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