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Cinderella with a twist in Seattle

Ginger Costa-Jackson (Cinderella) and Michele Angelini (Don Ramiro) © Sunny Martini
An enchanting production, imaginative, amusing and suitable for children of all ages.
*****
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Berkshire Opera's sparkling Don Pasquale

Craig Colclough (Don Pasquale) and Deanna Breiwick (Norina) © Ken Howard
Craig Colclough's Don Pasquale is arrogant, boyishly hopeful, outraged and pathetic by turns, his singing free of silly buffo mannerisms, the voice grand.
*****
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Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Instead of telling a story of spiritual enlightenment and ultimate redemption through faith, Pierre Audi's reading is bereft of mystery and magic.
****1
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House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

Bo Skovhus (Šiškov) and Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
The profusion of images and ideas in Frank Castorf's Bavarian Staatsoper production of From the House of the Dead threatens to rob Janáček's opera of its humanity.
***11
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Première of a jarring spectacular on ice

Despite the starriest of casts the première of Miroslav Srnka's double opera South Pole falls behind the expectations created by the media hype, but is celebrated by the audience.
***11
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Bloody fun with Sweeney Todd

San Francisco Opera's production of Sweeney Todd brings nothing new to the musical, but the cast includes wonderful surprises – most notably Stephanie Blythe's Mrs Lovett.
****1
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