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Performer: Robert Carsen

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William Christie; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Patrick Kinmonth; Peter van Praet
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Camilla Nylund makes impressive Met debut in Rosenkavalier revival

The Met revives Robert Carsen's updated production of Der Rosenkavalier with a strong cast led by Camilla Nylund.  Sir Simon Rattle led the Met Orchestra in an inspired and detailed reading of the score.
*****
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Beware Posa! A black, bleak Don Carlo opens season at La Fenice

Maestro Myung-Whun Chung leads an almost all-Italian cast in an impressive performance of Verdi’s most ambiguous masterpiece.
*****
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Rinaldo revived: Glyndebourne tours its school-based Handel opera

Blazers and breastplates! This Rinaldo is already eight years old! It’s played at the BBC Proms while almost 40 performances have graced Glyndebourne’s festival and tour up to now, so it must be doing something right.
***11
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Handel at La Scala, and it's a sensation

Carsen's modern mise en scène of Handel's opera did not stand out for originality, but for finesse and elegance and that was substantially appreciated by the audience.
****1
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Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana sets the bar high at DNO

Exceptional singing, an auspicious conducting debut and a staging that is both sophisticated and emotionally involving make this production an unequivocal winner.
*****
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Jolly hockey sticks! Orliński rules as Rinaldo at Glyndebourne

Robert Carsen's riotous production of Rinaldo returns to the Sussex Downs, a schoolboy fantasy colliding crusading knights with St Trinian's bad girls. 
****1
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