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Performer: Padraic Rowan

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BerlinManon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Donald Runnicles; Gilbert Deflo; Deutsche Oper Berlin; William Orlandi; Tatiana Serjan; Brian Jagde

BerlinNabucco

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Verdi: Nabucco
Carlo Montanaro; Keith Warner; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Tilo Steffens; Julia Müer; Amartuvshin Enkhbat; Anna Pirozzi

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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli; John Dew; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; José Manuel Vázquez; Martin Muehle; Roman Burdenko

BerlinJenůfa

Jenůfa
Janáček: Jenůfa
Donald Runnicles; Christof Loy; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Dirk Becker; Judith Weihrauch; Rachel Harnisch; Evelyn Herlitzius

BerlinA Midsummer Night's DreamNew production

Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Donald Runnicles; Ted Huffman; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Daniel Carter; Marsha Ginsberg; Annemarie Woods; Timothy Newton
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A Diva playing a Diva: Adriana Lecouvreur in Berlin

Michelangelo Mazza, Yusif Eyvazov (Maurizio) and  Anna Netrebko (Adriana Lecouvreur) © Bettina Stöß
Anna Netrebko triumphs at the Deutsche Oper in a concert performance of Cilea’s masterpiece, under the baton of Michelangelo Mazza.
****1
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Magic from the pit in Nevill Holt’s Dream

Daisy Brown (Tytania) © Ali Wright
Despite the excellent playing of the Britten Sinfonia, Anna Morrissey’s flawed production disappoints. 
***11
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An enjoyable Magic Flute from Irish National Opera

Anna Devin (Pamina) with Nicholas O'Neill, Sean Hughes and Oran Murphy (Three Boys) © Pat Redmond
A thoroughly satisfying, entertaining production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte from Irish National Opera. Anna Devin delivers a delightful Pamina and Nick Pritchard a convincing Tamino. 
****1
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The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
The biggest stigma associated with opera in Ireland is not that it is an elitist art form, but that it is not “Irish”, and that it doesn’t belong to Irish culture, more of a recent import, like pasta, or avocado.
*****
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Calixto Bieito's Turandot in Belfast

Can classic opera reflect the political status of the society in which it is performed? Calixto Bieito's production of Turandot for Northern Ireland Opera raises some uncomfortable questions.
***11
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