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Performer: Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris

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ParisDie Zauberflöte (La Flûte enchantée)

La Flûte enchantée à l'Opéra Bastille, dans la mise en scène de Robert Carsen © Svetlana Loboff / Opéra national de Paris
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Henrik Nánási; Robert Carsen; Opéra national de Paris; Michael Levine; Petra Reinhardt; Julien Behr; Vannina Santoni

ParisTosca

Tosca à l'Opéra Bastille © Svetlana Loboff / Opéra national de Paris
Puccini: Tosca
Dan Ettinger; Pierre Audi; Opéra national de Paris; Christof Hetzer; Robby Duiveman; Anja Harteros; Martina Serafin

ParisCarmen

Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen) et Jean-François Borras (Don José) © Émilie Brouchon / Opéra national de Paris
Bizet: Carmen
Lorenzo Viotti; Calixto Bieito; Opéra national de Paris; Alfons Flores; Mercè Paloma; Anita Rachvelishvili; Ksenia Dudnikova

ParisLa forza del destino

Verdi: La forza del destino
Nicola Luisotti; Jean-Claude Auvray; Opéra national de Paris; Alain Chambon; Maria Chiara Donato; Anja Harteros; Elena Stikhina

ParisDon GiovanniNew production

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Philippe Jordan; Ivo van Hove; Opéra national de Paris; Jan Versweyveld; An D'Huys; Étienne Dupuis; Jacquelyn Wagner
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Carthage carnage: Tcherniakov's Trojans flops at the Bastille

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Cassandre) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra national de Paris
Tcherniakov reduces Berlioz' epic to little more than Circle Time therapy, a poor way to mark the composer's anniversary year.
**111
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The sacrifice of Bérénice: a long break-up at the Opéra Garnier in Paris

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In Bérénice, given its world première at the Opéra Garnier, composer Michael Jarrell revisits Racine's refined tragedy with the help of the inspired voices of Barbara Hannigan and Bo Skovhus.
***11
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Lisette Oropesa conquers Paris in Les Huguenots

Lisette Oropesa (Marguerite de Valois) © Opéra de Paris | Agathe Poupeney
It's a big night at the Opéra Bastille for their 350th anniversary season; Oropesa's dazzling coloratura stops the show; Andreas Kriegenburg sets the action interestingly in a Star Trek future.
***11
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Stéphanie d'Oustrac shines as Sesto in Paris

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Sesto) and Ramón Vargas (Tito) © Sébastien Mathé | Opéra national de Paris
Marble and solitude: Willy Decker's view of La clemenza di Tito is revived with a strong cast at L'Opéra de Paris.
***11
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Gold-plated cast compensates for frosty staging

Elīna Garanča (Eboli) © Agathe Poupeney | Opéra de Paris
Krzysztof Warlikowski’s new Paris staging of Verdi's epic Don Carlos is cold and glassy, but the vocal performances at the Bastille more than compensate.
***11
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