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Performer: Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

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ViennaMadama ButterflyNew production

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Philippe Jordan; Anthony Minghella; Vienna State Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Asmik Grigorian; Freddie De Tommaso

ViennaElektra

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Strauss R.: Elektra
Franz Welser-Möst; Harry Kupfer; Vienna State Opera; Alexander Soddy; Hans Schavernoch; Reinhard Heinrich; Ricarda Merbeth

ViennaSimon Boccanegra

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Evelino Pidò; Peter Stein; Vienna State Opera; Stefan Mayer; Moidele Bickel; Plácido Domingo; Günther Groissböck

ViennaL'elisir d'amore

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Giacomo Sagripanti; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Pretty Yende; Liparit Avetisyan

ViennaLa Fille du régiment

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Donizetti: La Fille du régiment
Giacomo Sagripanti; Laurent Pelly; Vienna State Opera; Chantal Thomas; Jane Archibald; Javier Camarena
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Puccini is Calaf in Wiener Staatsoper's Turandot

Roberto Alagna (Puccini/Calaf) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
A pleasurable evening of surprises in Marco Arturo Marelli’s Turandot.
****1
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Hero or villain? Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper

Ludovic Tézier (Don Giovanni) and Andrea Carroll (Zerlina) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
The Don is dark and light, the production somewhere in between, with strong singing and musical direction but stodgy staging. 
****1
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Defiant Domingo's Macbeth wins them over at the Staatsoper

Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
At 78, Domingo rages against the ravages of time, and – certainly in this production – shows the next generation a thing or two about stagecraft.
***11
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A spirited Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Wiener Staatsoper

Lawrence Zazzo (Oberon) and Erin Morley (Tytania) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Countertenor Lawrence Zazzo is more than at home in the role of Oberon, and possesses a vocal quality ideal for the scheming king of the fairies, simultaneously eerie and seductive.
****1
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Mistrust, rage and colonialism: Otello at the Staatsoper

Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
During the “Salce” and “Ave Maria” in Act Four Bezsmertna turned this to magical effect, thinning out and floating her shimmering soprano into gossamer threads.
***11
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