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Performer: Peter Mumford

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New York CityMadama Butterfly

Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Termine | Met Opera
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Anthony Minghella; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Hui He; Piero Pretti

New York CityWerther

Massenet: Werther
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; J. David Jackson; Rob Howell; Piotr Beczała

New York CityMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Anthony Minghella; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Ana María Martínez; Andrea Carè

New York CityManon Lescaut

Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Richard Farnes; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; Rob Howell; Fotini Dimou; Sonya Yoncheva; Marcelo Álvarez

LondonMadam Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Martyn Brabbins; Anthony Minghella; English National Opera; Martin Fitzpatrick; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Natalya Romaniw
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A good Madama Butterfly from Hui He at The Met

Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Termine | Met Opera
Anthony Minghella's production remains a feast for the eyes, but this performance failed to gel into a dramatic whole. 
***11
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A bad hair day for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa

Natalia Osipova (Medusa) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
A mixed bill of modern work showcases the diverse talents of The Royal Ballet.
***11
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Gilliam's Damnation de Faust reaches the Staatsoper

Charles Castronovo (Faust), Magdalena Kožená (Marguerite) and Florian Boesch (Méphistophélès) © Matthias Baus
There's no faulting the execution, but the former Python's take on Berlioz's dramatic legend is worryingly inconsistent in tone. 
***11
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Full immersion, total immolation

Mati Turi (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
Crowning this cycle came a truly magnificent performance of Götterdämmerung, centred very much on Richard Farnes and his orchestra.
*****
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Dragonslayer: Siegfried battles valiantly

Lars Cleveman (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
While the Welsh were merrily slaying Belgians in Euro 2016, one dragon was on the receiving end at the Royal Festival Hall.
***11
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