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Performer: Ramón Vargas

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Los AngelesRoberto Devereux

Donizetti: Roberto Devereux
Eun Sun Kim; Stephen Lawless; LA Opera; Benoit Dugardyn; Ingeborg Bernerth; Davinia Rodríguez; Alice Coote

HamburgSimon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Eberhard Friedrich; Claus Guth; Hamburg State Opera; Christian Schmidt; Plácido Domingo; Kwangchul Youn
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Stéphanie d'Oustrac shines as Sesto in Paris

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Sesto) and Ramón Vargas (Tito) © Sébastien Mathé | Opéra national de Paris
Marble and solitude: Willy Decker's view of La clemenza di Tito is revived with a strong cast at L'Opéra de Paris.
***11
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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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Daniele Abbado’s disappointing Don Carlo in Vienna

Don Carlo at the Wiener Staatsoper © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Daniele’s Abbado’s black-box production of Don Carlo augurs a crash landing with no survivors.
***11
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Idomeneo takes Budapest by storm

Emőke Baráth © Zsófi Raffay
A neglected work in Hungary, Idomeneo receives an intense performance under the baton of György Vashegyi.
****1
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Verdi’s version of the Opera Ball

Young Russian coloratura soprano Maria Nazarova gets the Oscar. 
***11
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