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Performer: Mélissa Petit

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LiègeOrphée et EurydiceNew production

Orphée et Eurydice
Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
Guy van Waas; Aurélien Bory; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Pierre Dequivre; Manuela Agnesini; Varduhi Abrahamyan; Mélissa Petit

CharleroiOrphée et EurydiceNew production

Orphée et Eurydice
Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
Guy van Waas; Aurélien Bory; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Pierre Dequivre; Manuela Agnesini; Varduhi Abrahamyan; Mélissa Petit

ZürichFidelio

Fidelio
Beethoven: Fidelio
Markus Poschner; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Andreas Schager; Oliver Widmer

DüsseldorfRoméo et Juliette

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Davide Crescenzi; Philipp Westerbarkei; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Tatjana Ivschina; Mélissa Petit; Ani Yorentz
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Staging on steroids: Verdi’s Rigoletto in Bregenz

Rigoletto at Bregenz © Karl Forster
Here was the much-loved three-act opera Rigoletto, yes, but chances are, it was one far beyond Verdi’s wildest dreams.
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Sweeney Todd: Zurich ventures into a bloody musical

Bryn Terfel (Sweeney Todd) and Barry Banks (Pirelli) © Monika Rittershaus
Hats off to Andreas Homoki, Artistic Director at the Zurich Opera House, for staging a musical around “the chill of ghostly shadows”.
***11
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A colourless Fidelio in Zurich

Brandon Jovanovich (Florestan), Anja Kampe (Leonore) and Christof Fischesser (Rocco) © Toni Suter (2013)
Celebrating a courageous woman who is able to secure the release of her husband from prison, Beethoven’s sole opera Fidelio has music that is more compelling that its plot.
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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. 
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Effervescent music, unrelenting activity: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in Zurich

Claire de Sevigne (Angelica, different cast) © Danielle Liniger
Joseph Haydn’s opera Orlando Paladino was once cited as “a mixed salad of madness, mayhem and true love”. A recent revival in Zurich supports that assessment.
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