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Performer: Polly Leech

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AmsterdamRitrattoWorld premiere

Ritratto
Jeths: Ritratto
Geoffrey Paterson; Marcel Sijm; Dutch National Opera; Marcel Warning; Jan Taminiau; Julietta Aleksanyan; Polly Leech

AmsterdamCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Robert Carsen; Dutch National Opera; Michael Levine; Falk Bauer; J'Nai Bridges; Dmytro Popov
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Cinderella's pink dream: La Cenerentola in Amsterdam

Lawrence Brownlee (Don Ramiro) and Isabel Leonard (Cenerentola) © Matthias Baus | DNO 2019
At Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Laurent Pelly stages Cenenrentola as a pink daydream.
****1
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La Cetra dazzles in Juditha triumphans at Dutch National Opera

Gaëlle Arquez (Juditha) © Marco Borggreve

Floris Visser’s staging transforms Vivaldi’s biblical oratorio into a credible wartime drama. The young cast is proficient, and La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Marcon, nothing short of miraculous.

****1
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“Soap opera at its best”: Katie Mitchell's Jenůfa

Evelyn Herlitzius (Kostelnička) and Annette Dasch (Jenůfa) © Ruth Walz
Katie Mitchell's second production of Jenůfa is a straightforward, effective reading of the libretto well supported by excellent singing actors.
****1
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Handel's Theodora at Snape

Polly Leech as Irene with the RCM Oratorio Society (2016) © Chris Christodoulou (2016)
Irene’s "Bane of virtue" was the first moment at which a singer’s performance met the measure of the work.
***11
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Eccentric circles: a youthful take from BYO

Polly Leech (The Countess of Desmond) and Matthew Buswell (Thomas Parr) © Clive Barda
British Youth Opera revives a forgotten operatic entertainment from the 1960s with flair and professionalism.
****1
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