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Performer: Michael Colvin

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TorontoHänsel und GretelNew production

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Johannes Debus; Joel Ivany; Canadian Opera Company; S. Katy Tucker; Ming Wong; Emily Fons; Simone Osborne

MadridLear

Lear
Reimann: Lear
Simone Young; Calixto Bieito; Teatro Real; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Bo Skovhus; Angeles Blancas
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Song of Destiny: Enescu's Oedipe at the Salzburg Festival

Christopher Maltman (Oedipe) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg's new staging of Enescu's operatic epic Oedipe is a visual and musical triumph.
****1
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English National Opera revives Lucia di Lammermoor in chilling style

Sarah Tynan (Lucia) © John Snelling
It’s the sprig of nightshade on a blood-red confection.
****1
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Flogging a dead horse: a new Salome at English National Opera

Allison Cook (Salome) © Catherine Ashmore
ENO's new production of Salome which opens the season features some commendable music-making, but is let down by a flawed concept and dull staging.
**111
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Sir John in Love: the fat knight returns to Covent Garden

Sir Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Rupert © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Sir Bryn Terfel’s Falstaff is still a cherishable rogue as he takes on the title role in Robert Carsen’s joyous staging at the Royal Opera. 
****1
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Risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

James Morris (Dr. Schön), Brenda Rae (Lulu) © Catherine Ashmore
William Kentridge's Lulu for ENO is easier to admire than it is to love. But if you want to be challenged dramatically, this is the opera to do it.
***11
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