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Performer: Robert Carsen

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MadridSiegfried

Siegfried
Wagner: Siegfried
Pablo Heras-Casado; Robert Carsen; Teatro Real; Patrick Kinmonth; Andreas Schager; Andreas Conrad

MunichAriadne auf Naxos

© Wilfried Hösl
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
Erik Nielsen; Robert Carsen; Bavarian State Opera; Peter Pabst; Falk Bauer; Camilla Nylund; Jane Archibald

VeniceLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Stefano Ranzani; Robert Carsen; Teatro La Fenice; Patrick Kinmonth; Claudia Pavone; René Barbera

MilanSemeleNew production

Handel: Semele
Gianluca Capuano; Robert Carsen; Teatro alla Scala; Patrick Kinmonth; TBC; Max Emanuel Cenčić

ParisLa Flûte enchantée

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Cornelius Meister; Robert Carsen; Opéra national de Paris; Michael Levine; Petra Reinhardt; Cyrille Dubois; Stanislas de Barbeyrac
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Astrid Kessler nails the title role in Arabella in Zurich

Julia Kleiter (Arabella), Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk (The Fiakermilli) and chorus © Toni Suter
Using the Nazi regime as his Leitmotif, Canadian director Robert Carsen brings Richard Strauss’ Arabella to the Zurich stage. 
***11
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Camilla Nylund makes impressive Met debut in Rosenkavalier revival

Camilla Nylund (Marschallin) © Karen Almond | Met Opera
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

Alex Esposito (Filippo II) © Michele Crosera
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

Jake Arditti (Rinaldo) and dancers © Bill Cooper
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

Danielle de Niese (Cleopatra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
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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