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Performer: Michael Wilmering

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AmsterdamPelléas et MélisandeNew production

Paul Appleby (Pelléas) and Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande) © BAUS
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Stéphane Denève; Olivier Py; Dutch National Opera; Pierre-André Weitz; Paul Appleby; Elena Tsallagova

ParisDie Frau ohne Schatten (in concert)

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Amber Wagner; Elza van den Heever; Michaela Schuster; Stephen Gould

DortmundDie Frau ohne Schatten (in concert)

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Amber Wagner; Elza van den Heever; Michaela Schuster; Stephen Gould

RotterdamDie Frau ohne Schatten (in concert)

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Amber Wagner; Elza van den Heever; Michaela Schuster; Stephen Gould

AmsterdamCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Robert Carsen; Dutch National Opera; Michael Levine; Falk Bauer; J'Nai Bridges; Dmytro Popov
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Pelléas et Mélisande: austerely beautiful but flawed

Paul Appleby (Pelléas) and Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande) © BAUS
The credits for this new production directed by Olivier Py raised high expectations that were only partially met on opening night.
***11
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Beautiful role debut for Malin Byström in Amsterdam Salome

Malin Byström (Salome) © BAUS
In an elegant new production by Ivo van Hove, Malin Byström portrays a graceful, erotic Salome and the RCO play with sensuous lyricism under Daniele Gatti.
****1
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Pulsating new Andriessen at Holland Festival

Marcel Beekman (Pope Innozenzo XI) and Leigh Melrose (Athanasius Kircher) © Ruth Walz
Louis Andriessen’s new opera is a masterly expedition into the grand and grotesque mind of Athanasius Kircher, polymath and fantastist, but it is hampered by a clumsy libretto.
***11
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In Amsterdam, a Matrimonio segreto for the future

Il matrimonio segreto © Hans van den Bogaard
Young singers, musicians and designers in this Matrimonio segreto co-produced by the three main opera companies in the Netherlands show that, on the stage and in the pit at least, the future of opera is bright.
****1
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Carsen's Carmélites returns to Amsterdam

Sally Matthews (Blanche de la Force) © Hans van den Bogaard
After showing in 13 theatres around the world, Robert Carsen’s Dialogues des carmélites returns again to Amsterdam, where it was premiered in 1997. Almost 20 years on, its finale remains a shattering theatrical experience.
****1
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