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Performer: Olivier Py

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BordeauxV'lan dans l'œil

Hervé: V'lan dans l'œil
Christophe Grapperon; Pierre-André Weitz; Opéra National de Bordeaux; Bertrand Killy; Lara Neumann

DijonLa voix humaine | Point d’orgue

Opéra de Dijon
Escaich: Point d’orgue (Organ point)
Jérémie Rohrer; Olivier Py; Opéra de Dijon; Pierre-André Weitz; Bertrand Killy; Patricia Petibon
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An immensely dramatic opera: Le Prophète in Berlin

Gregory Kunde (Jean de Leyde), Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017 © Bettina Stöss
Meyerbeer's tale of the Anabaptist rebellion in the 16th-century religious wars proves to be a powerful thriller, with Clémentine Margaine and Gregory Kunde leading a very strong singing cast.
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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.
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A striking Lucia di Lammermoor in Basel

Rosa Feola (Lucia) © Sandra Then
For his new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in Basel, director Olivier Py underscored an emotive kaleidoscope of events with unparalleled creativity and imagination. 
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A wing and a prayer: Le Prophète

Elena Tsallagova (Berthe) and Clémentine Margaine (Fidès) © Bettina Stöß
Oliver Py's new Meyerbeer staging offers plenty of clichés, but is a solid show, backed up by a fine musical performance.
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Petibon shines in Olivier Py's ambitious Manon

A Manon as sexy and unsteady as its heroine.
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Stunningly sung implausibilities: Il trovatore in Munich

Nothing will make the plot of Il trovatore less ridiculous. But a director who embraces that ridiculousness, plus stellar playing and singing, make for a great show.
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