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Performer: Mandy Fredrich

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LondonFaust

Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
Gounod: Faust
Dan Ettinger; Sir David McVicar; Royal Opera; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Michael Fabiano; Erwin Schrott

BonnElektra

Strauss R.: Elektra
Dirk Kaftan; Enrico Lübbe; Theater Bonn; Etienne Pluss; Bianca Deigner; Aile Asszonyi; Nicole Piccolomini

BerlinDie lustigen Weiber von WindsorNew production

Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor, The (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor)
Daniel Barenboim; David Bösch; Staatsoper Berlin; Thomas Guggeis; Patrick Bannwart; Falko Herold; René Pape

DresdenDer Freischütz

Weber: Der Freischütz
Christoph Gedschold; Axel Köhler; Dresden State Opera; Arne Walther; Katharina Weissenborn; Sebastian Wartig; Bernd Zettisch
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Faust finds salvation thanks to jump-in soprano

Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
A devilishly fun performance of Gounod's take on Goethe, saved when Mandy Fredrich flew in at short notice to take over the role of Marguerite. 
****1
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Devil in the detail: Gounod's Faust in Stuttgart

Atalla Ayan (Faust) and Adam Palka (Méphistophélès) © Thomas Aurin
A thrilling new staging of Gounod's opera from the team that brought Bayreuth its current Ring, with musical rewards to match.
*****
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Leather and velvet: Budapest FO's Magic Flute

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Pamina) © Belinda Lawley
Iván Fischer's staged concert had its flaws, but some original ideas and a strong cast gave an impressive performance.
****1
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A visually brilliant but serious Zauberflöte at the Salzburg Festival

The new Zauberflöte at this summer’s Salzburg Festival is a visually brilliant production with sets tailored to the atmospheric venue of the Felsenreitschule (for people not familiar with Salzburg, this is where the singing contest was held in the film The Sound of Music).
****1
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Une flûte émerge finalement du bruit genevois...

Joachim Bäckström (Tamino) © GTG - Carole Parodi
Une Flûte Enchantée dont on retiendra un plateau homogène et une mise en scène peu analytique qui aura eu le soin de reposer nos âmes éprouvées par les émotions d'une année 2015 certainement assez chargée... 
****1
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