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Michael Spyres

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Berlioz 150: Michael Spyres on the tenor roles
Michael Spyres explores the history behind Berlioz' great tenor roles and recounts his experiences performing Faust, Benvenuto Cellini and Énée.
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New York CityLa Damnation de Faust

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Edward Gardner; Robert Lepage; Metropolitan Opera; Carl Fillion; Karin Erskine; Bryan Hymel; Michael Spyres

New York CityOrchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Beethoven
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Lucy Crowe; Jess Dandy; Michael Spyres; Tareq Nazmi

MunichGuillaume Tell

Guillaume Tell
Rossini: Guillaume Tell (William Tell)
Antonino Fogliani; Antú Romero Nunes; Bavarian State Opera; Florian Lösche; Annabelle Witt; Gerald Finley; Salome Jicia

ViennaLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Evelino Pidò; Laurent Pelly; Vienna State Opera; Chantal Thomas; Duane Schuler; George Petean; Brenda Rae

SeoulThe Damnation of Faust

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Seoul Philharmonic; Thierry Fischer; Michael Spyres; Sophie Koch; Roderick Williams; Nicolas Legoux
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Prom 59: Berlioz with a bronze glow

Duncan Meadows as the statue of Perseus © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
To mark the 150th anniversary of the composer's death, Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the opera charting the escapades of the Italian goldsmith and sculptor. 
****1
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Norma in Zurich: superb vocalists trapped in a minimalist staging

Maria Agresta (Norma) © Toni Suter | T&T Fotografie

A production which has Robert Wilson's signature all over it, but feels like a wagon in front of the horse.

***11
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Lightning strikes again in Strasbourg:

Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato, John Nelson and Nicolas Courjal © Gregory Massat
After their terrific Troyens in 2017, John Nelson, Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato and Nicolas Courjal return to Strasbourg for a fabulous Faust
*****
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Nelson's sublime anniversary tribute to one of France's greatest sons

Berlioz's Requiem at St Paul's Cathedral © Martin Kendrick
Michael Spyres' long lyrical line in the Sanctus was outstanding, his tone ardent and ringing.
*****
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Brownlee and Spyres: so much more than vocal jousting

Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee © Ronald Knapp
Top tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres dared to duel at the Concertgebouw. Both emerged victorious, and not just because of the volley of sensational top notes.
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