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Performer: Rafał Siwek

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MunichRigoletto

© Wilfried Hösl
Verdi: Rigoletto
Keri-Lynn Wilson; Árpád Schilling; Bavarian State Opera; Márton Ágh; Željko Lučić; Sofia Fomina
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A low profile staging for Nabucco in Naples

Giovanni Meoni (Nabucco) © Luciano Romano
Jean-Paul Scarpitta’s San Carlo staging was almost as minimal as a biblical oratorio.
***11
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Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

Conductor James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Verdi voices that make one sit up and listen made this a memorable matinee.
****1
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Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine

Luca Salsi (Rigoletto) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Damiano Michieletto’s intriguing production of Rigoletto is set in a mental hospital, and sidelines emotion in favour of analysis. The singing, on the other hand, is heartfelt and exciting.
***11
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Munich Don Carlo in fifty shades of black

Better conducting and supertitles would also help breathe life into this drab revival of Bayerische Staatsoper's Don Carlo.
**111
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Rigoletto in Munich features good musical performances, but little else

Strong playing and singing aren't enough to make the Bayerische Staatsoper's Rigoletto a compelling evening out.
**111
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La flauta mágica en el Real: angelus kitsch

© Javier del Real | Teatro Real
La producción de la Komische Oper de Berlín de La flauta mágica se presenta de nuevo en el Teatro Real. Un montaje de inspiración cinematográfica que no acaba de reflejar los ideales del Singspiel de Mozart. 
***11
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