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Performer: Peter van Praet

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ZürichArabellaNew production

Arabella
Strauss R.: Arabella
Fabio Luisi; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Ann-Katrin Stöcker; Gideon Davey; Julia Kleiter

AmsterdamCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Robert Carsen; Dutch National Opera; Michael Levine; Falk Bauer; J'Nai Bridges; Dmytro Popov

CopenhagenIdomeneoNew production

Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Julia Jones; Robert Carsen; Royal Danish Opera; Luis F Carvalho; Niels Jørgen Riis; Gert Henning-Jensen

RomeTurandot

Puccini: Turandot
Alejo Pérez; Ai Weiwei; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Anna Pirozzi; Amber Wagner

VeniceLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Stefano Ranzani; Robert Carsen; Teatro La Fenice; Patrick Kinmonth; Claudia Pavone; René Barbera
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Camilla Nylund makes impressive Met debut in Rosenkavalier revival

Camilla Nylund (Marschallin) © Karen Almond | Met Opera
The Met revives Robert Carsen's updated production of Der Rosenkavalier with a strong cast led by Camilla Nylund.  Sir Simon Rattle led the Met Orchestra in an inspired and detailed reading of the score.
*****
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Verdi's Vêpres siciliennes opens the operatic season in Rome

Roberto Frontali (Montfort) and John Osborn (Henri) © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Living in an environment influenced by French culture, Verdi saw the chance of breathing new life into the Italian opera through the grand-opéra. Les Vêpres siciliennes is his successful attempt.
****1
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Beware Posa! A black, bleak Don Carlo opens season at La Fenice

Alex Esposito (Filippo II) © Michele Crosera
Maestro Myung-Whun Chung leads an almost all-Italian cast in an impressive performance of Verdi’s most ambiguous masterpiece.
*****
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Rinaldo revived: Glyndebourne tours its school-based Handel opera

Jake Arditti (Rinaldo) and dancers © Bill Cooper
Blazers and breastplates! This Rinaldo is already eight years old! It’s played at the BBC Proms while almost 40 performances have graced Glyndebourne’s festival and tour up to now, so it must be doing something right.
***11
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Jolly hockey sticks! Orliński rules as Rinaldo at Glyndebourne

Jakub Józef Orliński (Rinaldo) © Robbie Jack
Robert Carsen's riotous production of Rinaldo returns to the Sussex Downs, a schoolboy fantasy colliding crusading knights with St Trinian's bad girls. 
****1
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