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Performer: Philippe Sly

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PhiladelphiaYannick conducts Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Carolyn Sampson; Philippe Sly; Jonas Hacker; Christophe Dumaux

HamburgLessons in Love and ViolenceNew production

Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence
Kent Nagano; Katie Mitchell; Hamburg State Opera; Vicki Mortimer; Philippe Sly; Georgia Jarman

ParisDon GiovanniNew production

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Philippe Jordan; Ivo van Hove; Opéra de Paris; Jan Versweyveld; An D'Huys; Étienne Dupuis; Jacquelyn Wagner
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Marton turns Don Giovanni into a wrist-slashing wimp

Philippe Sly (Don Giovanni) and ensemble © Jean-Pierre Maurin
A disappointing new production by David Marton at Opéra de Lyon. 
**111
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"It must be so": Handel's Jephtha

Ian Bostridge (Jephtha) and Katherine Watson (Iphis) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra national de Paris
Claus Guth's production of Handel's last oratorio lands in Paris, where William Christie leads Les Arts Florissants and a stellar cast. 
****1
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A rake's progress: Don Giovanni let loose in Aix

Eleanora Buratto (Donna Anna), Philippe Sly (Don Giovanni) and Isabel Leonard (Donna Elvira) © Pascal Victor | Artcompress
Jean-François Sivadier's pulsating new production propels The Don through his lusty adventures at a whirlwind pace. 
*****
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“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens in Strasbourg

Joyce DiDonato and John Nelson © Gregory Massat
Nothing is better than when Berlioz ramps up the decibels. With a huge orchestra and choir and a deluxe starry cast assembled in Strasbourg, this was a special performance. 
*****
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Pelly serves up a grey Béatrice et Bénédict

Paul Appleby (Bénédict) and Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Béatrice) © Richard Hubert Smith
Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict is light and fluffy, making it perfect summer festival fare. Sadly, like a soggy soufflé, Pelly's one-trick staging soon falls flat.
***11
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