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Performer: Richard Croft

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SalzburgLe Messie

Handel: Messiah
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble; Marc Minkowski; Elena Tsallagova; Wiebke Lehmkuhl; Richard Croft; José Coca Loza

SalzburgDer Messias

Handel: Messiah
Marc Minkowski; Robert Wilson; Carlos J Soto; Nicola Panzer
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One for sorrow: La clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne

Richard Croft (Tito) and Anna Stéphany (Sesto) © Monika Rittershaus
A grimly dark setting for Mozart's final opera, Sesto and Tito haunted by childhood memories. 
***11
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Elegiac decline of a poet: Death in Venice

Paul Nilon (Aschenbach) and Rauand Taleb (Tadzio) © Marcus Lieberenz
Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in an outstanding new production by Graham Vick and Donald Runnicles.
****1
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Starkly powerful Jephtha at Dutch National Opera

Richard Croft (Jephtha) © Monika Rittershaus
Concerto Köln, honed to perfection, and an accomplished cast star in Claus Guth's tense, dark staging of Handel's Jephtha. 
****1
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A Dream team at Staatsoper Berlin for Martinů's Juliette

Rolando Villazón (Michel) and Magdalena Kožená (Juliette) © Monika Rittershaus
An outstanding premiere of Bohuslav Martinů's Juliette at the Schiller Theater in Berlin has a delighted public jumping to their feet with applause.
*****
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La Verità in Cimento in Zurich: On the Heels of a Baby-Swap

Seldom performed, this Vivaldi work plays on all the great themes of opera: jealousy, identity, paternal and fraternal love, and other human values cast aside for all the wrong reasons.
****1
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