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Performer: Michael Sumuel

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San FranciscoLe nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)New production

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Henrik Nánási; Michael Cavanagh; San Francisco Opera; Erhard Rom; Constance Hoffman; Levente Molnár; Jennifer Davis

OsloLa Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Leo Hussain; Stefan Herheim; Norwegian National Opera; Daniel Unger; Esther Bialas; Tone Kummervold; Taylor Stayton
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Tears on the picnic lawn: Madama Butterfly at Glyndebourne

Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio San) © Robbie Jack
After dipping its toe in the cherry blossom for Glyndebourne's Tour in 2016, Annilese Miskimmon's staging of Puccini's gut-wrencher hits the main festival.
***11
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Proms at... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Carpark

Tuba player Sasha Koushk-Jalali from The Multi-Story Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
A novel venue provided the unusual setting for an engaging and impressive performance by the Multi-Story Orchestr and Multi-Story Youth Choir of music by JS Bach, Kate Whitley and John Adams.
*****
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Mozart's genius shines clearly in San Francisco Opera's darkly comic production of Don Giovanni

Ana Maria Martinez (Donna Elvira), Erin Wall (Donna Anna) Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Don Ottavio) © Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
Dangling and turning like shards of a giant overhead chandelier in Don Giovanni’s banquet hall, this is an evocative multimedia production that tantalizes the senses while shining new light on Mozart's genius. 
****1
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Rossini ex machina: La Cenerentola in Oslo

Anna Goryachova (Cenerentola) and Taylor Stayton (Don Ramiro) © Erik Berg
With his first foray into Rossini, Norwegian director Stefan Herheim turns La Cenerentola into a brilliantly funny spectacle, filled with thought provoking humour and outstanding singing.
*****
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Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream

Matthew Rose (Bottom) and Kathleen Kim (Tytania) © Robert Workman
“Out of this wood do not desire to go!” Tytania orders Bottom. Glyndebourne's revival of Peter Hall's classic production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is eerily enchanting, weaving its spell right from the queasy double bass glissandos, which slither into Britten's score.
*****
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