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Performer: Leigh Melrose

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GenevaPelléas et Mélisande

Grand Théâtre Genève
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Jonathan Nott; Damien Jalet; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Marina Abramović; Iris van Herpen; Mari Eriksmoen; Jacques Imbrailo

LondonLove, hate and undiscovered worlds

© Kaupo Kikkas
Tanguy, Dean, Gubaidulina
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Alban Gerhardt; Giselle Allen; Robert Murray; Leigh Melrose
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Of art and genius: exceptional world premiere of Whiteley in Sydney

Leigh Melrose (Brett Whiteley) © Prudence Upton
Opera Australia delivers a sensational new Elena Kats-Chernin opera about the immensely gifted and troubled Australian painter, Brett Whiteley.
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Demonic obsessions in Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel in Rome

Alis Bianca (Madiel) and Ewa Vesin (Renata) in The Fiery Angel © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
In Emma Dante's staging we are viewing an allegory of death as painted in the medieval frescoes of Italian cemeteries.
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Perfect symbiosis of words and music in Fin de partie

Leonardo Cortellazzi (Nagg) © Ruth Walz

György Kurtág’s long awaited opera Fin de partie gets a second run in Amsterdam after its La Scala premiere, with the same excellent cast, conductor and production team.

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Quirky staging, superb singing: Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Zurich

Jens Larsen (Astradamors) and Leigh Melrose (Nekrotzar) © Herwig Prammer
Ligeti's “anti-anti opera” opens in Zurich in a new production by Tatjana Gürbaca. 
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Beckett at La Scala: world première of Kurtág's Fin de partie

Leigh Melrose (Clov) and Frode Olsen (Hamm) © Ruth Walz | Teatro alla Scala
Never before has human impotence been so cruelly portrayed on stage.
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