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Performer: Marcelo Álvarez

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MilanAida

Aida
Verdi: Aida
Nello Santi; Franco Zeffirelli; Teatro alla Scala; Krassimira Stoyanova; Fabio Sartori

ViennaCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Frédéric Chaslin; Franco Zeffirelli; Vienna State Opera; Leo Bei; Clémentine Margaine; Marcelo Álvarez

ParisIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Maurizio Benini; Àlex Ollé; Opéra de Paris; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Željko Lučić; Gabriele Viviani

New York CityIl trittico

Puccini
Bertrand de Billy; Jack O'Brien; Metropolitan Opera; Douglas W. Schmidt; Jess Goldstein; George Gagnidze; Lucio Gallo
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Guanqun Yu's Liù the shining star of Turandot at The Met

Guanqun Yu (Liù) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
Amidst mixed vocal performances, competent orchestral playing and spectacular staging, Guanqun Yu took the limelight as a devout and sincere Liù.
***11
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Netrebko overcomes flawed Manon Lescaut at the Met

Anna Netrebko (Manon) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko scored an unmitigated success in her first Manon Lescaut at the Met, almost obliterating director Richard Eyre’s and designer Rob Howell’s misconceived production.
****1
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Burning bright: superb Trovatore ignites the Bastille

Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © Charles Duprat | Opéra National de Paris
Despite the sombre staging, it’s the vocal fire that blazes in this impressive Trovatore in Paris.
****1
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Fire and Ice: Zeffirelli's vintage Turandot at The Met

Lise Lindstrom (Turandot) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
Franco Zeffirelli's admired 1987 Turandot honored Giacomo Puccini's chinoiserie fantasy about a cold-hearted princess thawed by love, but musically lacked conviction.
***11
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The Met’s glitzy, glorious Turandot returns

Christine Goerke (Turandot) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
The Met's Turandot remains a grand spectacle, worthy of the opera itself, with a cast rightly earnsing the wild ovation it received.
****1
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