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Performer: Pier Giorgio Morandi

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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 CityMadama Butterfly

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

MelbourneMadama Butterfly

© Georges Antoni
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Graeme Murphy; Opera Australia; Jennifer Irwin; Hiromi Omura; Andeka Gorrotxategi; Christopher Hillier

RomeTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Alessandro Talevi; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Carlo Savi; Anna Biagiotti; Liudmyla Monastyrska; Monica Zanettin

HamburgLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Guy Joosten; Hamburg State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Jorge Jara; Celine Byrne; Katharina Konradi
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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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An immersive auto-da-fé: Konwitschny's Don Carlos sizzles

Don Carlos at Staatsoper Hamburg © Brinkhoff/Mögenburg (2008)
From stylised 16th-century dress to a 1970s sitcom ballet, Konwitschny's Staatsoper staging is full of brilliantly inventive touches, splendidly realised in this excellently sung revival. 
*****
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A solid, dramatic staging for Rigoletto in Naples

Saimir Pirgu (The Duke of Mantua) and Nino Surguladze (Maddalena) © Francesco Squeglia
A trusty and convincing version of the masterpiece, with a cast of well-matched singers.
****1
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Great Aida debut for Christina Nilsson

Katarina Dalayman (Amneris) and Christina Nilsson (Aida) © Markus Gårder
The remarkable performance of young soprano Christina Nilsson does not completely rescue a mixed-bag cast and a lack of Personenregie at the Stockholm Royal Opera.
**111
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Closer to St. Trinian’s than Braveheart: Lucia in Hamburg

Katerina Tretyakova (Lucia) © Brinkhoff-Mögenburg
Neither Sir Walter Scott nor Donizetti were well served by the farcical staging, but finally bellissimo bel canto prevailed over the production.
***11
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