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Performer: Mika Kares

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SalzburgDuke Bluebeard's Castle / De temporum fine comoediaNew production

Bartók, Orff
Teodor Currentzis; Romeo Castellucci; Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

BerlinDas RheingoldNew production

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Daniel Barenboim; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Staatsoper Berlin; Elena Zaytseva; Gleb Filshtinsky; Staatskapelle Berlin

BerlinDie WalküreNew production

Wagner: Die Walküre
Daniel Barenboim; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Staatsoper Berlin; Elena Zaytseva; Gleb Filshtinsky; Staatskapelle Berlin
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MadridThe Fiery AngelNew production

Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Gustavo Gimeno; Calixto Bieito; Teatro Real; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Franck Evin; Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real

MadridLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Paolo Carignani; Richard Jones; Teatro Real; Stewart Laing; Stephen Costello; Anita Hartig
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Bluebeard as psychothriller in Castellucci's mismatched double bill

Romeo Castellucci's intense production of Bartók's opera reaps its rewards in the performance under Teodor Currentzis, but Carl Orff's opera-oratorio De temporum fine comoedia feels little more than a drab filler. 
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A hole in the heart: Salzburg Festival’s new Don Giovanni

The pairing of controversial director and bad-boy conductor brings some thrills but the Salzburg Festival's new Don Giovanni proves disappointingly uninvolving. 
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Super stars: musical riches in Munich's new Tristan und Isolde

The Bayerische Staatsoper's new Tristan und Isolde, featuring two stellar role debuts, is scenically disappointing but musically superb. 
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Sometimes a flute is just a flute: Die Zauberflöte in Munich

The Bayerische Staatsoper revives once again a beloved production, with a first rate cast.

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Don Carlo doesn't find his place in Madrid

Sir David McVicar's unassuming production fails to engage with the political side of Verdi's masterpiece, despite good conducting by Nicola Luisotti and some good singing by a solid cast. 
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Prom 43: Oramo and the BBC SO redefine tradition

What to put with Beethoven's greatest statement on the universality of the human spirit? The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sakari Oramo, Neil Ferris and Andreas Haefliger make a case for renewal.
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