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Naples7 Deaths of Maria Callas

Nikodijević: 7 Deaths of Maria Callas
Yoel Gamzou; Marina Abramović; Teatro di San Carlo; Riccardo Tisci; Urs Schönebaum; Elīna Garanča

BarcelonaLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Speranza Scappucci; Sir David McVicar; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Tanya McCallin; Kristina Mkhitaryan; Lisette Oropesa

ViennaLa traviataNew production

Verdi: La traviata
Giacomo Sagripanti; Simon Stone; Vienna State Opera; Robert Cousins; Alice Babidge; Pretty Yende; Frédéric Antoun
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The Pearl Fishers: a lackluster evening at The Met

Pretty Yende (Leïla) and Javier Camarena (Nadir) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
The second performance of the Met's Pearl Fishers saw one of the leads withdraw mid-performance again. A welcome performance by young baritone Alexander Birch Elliott could not rescue the evening. 
***11
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Ricciardo e Zoraide: Orientalism at the Rossini Opera Festival

Juan Diego Flórez (Ricciardo) and Pretty Yende (Zoraide) © Studio Amatio Bacciardi
A stellar cast and a new, old-fashioned production bring back Ricciardo e Zoraide to Pesaro after 22 years.
****1
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Carnegie Hall’s season ends on a high note

Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
In a program featuring music by Mozart and Mahler, the third work – Ruggles' Evocations – was Michael Tilson Thomas' most interesting contribution.
****1
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Comedy and drama in Auber's Fra Diavolo: a balance well obtained at Opera di Roma

John Osborn (Fra Diavolo), Jean-Luc Ballestra (Giacomo) and Nicola Pamio (Beppo) © Yasuo Kageyama | Opera di Roma
The Mediterranean setting of Auber's work is recreated by director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti with its intriguing teatro-immagine, where video projections and virtual reality are predominant.
****1
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Giant haystacks: Pelly's sunny L'elisir d'amore

Pretty Yende (Adina), Liparit Avetisyan (Nemorino) and Paolo Bordogna (Belcore) © ROH | Bill Cooper
This was meant to be Pretty Yende's night, but it was Armenian tenor Liparit Avetisyan who stole hearts as country bumpkin Nemorino. 
****1
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Pretty spectacular Puritani duo at The Met

Javier Camarena (Arturo) and Pretty Yende (Elvira) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
As it turned out, the second performance of the Met’s revival of I puritani was the one to see – it offered some of this season’s greatest singing – and a surprise.
****1
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