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BrusselsLe nozze di FigaroNew production

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Antonello Manacorda; Jean-Philippe Clarac; De Munt | La Monnaie; Benjamin Glassberg; Rick Martin; Björn Bürger

BrusselsDon GiovanniNew production

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Antonello Manacorda; Jean-Philippe Clarac; De Munt | La Monnaie; Benjamin Glassberg; Rick Martin; Björn Bürger

BordeauxLe Nozze di Figaro

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Marc Minkowski; Ivan Alexandre; Opéra National de Bordeaux; Antoine Fontaine; Florian Sempey; Rachel Willis-Sørensen

BordeauxDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Marc Minkowski; Ivan Alexandre; Opéra National de Bordeaux; Antoine Fontaine; Alexandre Duhamel; Robert Gleadow

BordeauxCosì fan tutte

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Marc Minkowski; Ivan Alexandre; Opéra National de Bordeaux; Antoine Fontaine; Ana Maria Labin; Angela Brower
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Tales from the Stave: Barbiere at EIF

Guillaume Andrieux (Figaro) © Ryan Buchanan
Laurent Pelly’s elegant musical stave production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, charms and delights at the Edinburgh International Festival.
****1
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A night of deceit and fun: Così at Drottningholm

Serena Malfi (Dorabella) and Ana Maria Labin (Fiordiligi) © Mats Bäcker
The third opera of the Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy opens the opera festival in Drottningholm, the "Swedish Versailles", with a good cast beautifully conducted by Marc Minkowski.
****1
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Brollops and trollops: Figaro at Drottningholm

Le nozze di Figaro is called Figaro’s Bröllop in Swedish, which sounds quite funny to ‘non-Svensks’. With Marcellina behaving like a total trollop, all that is needed to complete the rhyming triplet are the Wallops at Glyndebourne.
***11
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Ancient magic updated: Peter Sellars' Tristan with the Canadian Opera Company

Peter Sellars successfully updated the ancient magic in Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde. Wagner had already modernised the medieval tale by focusing on the middle of the story, where the passion of the doomed lovers catches fire. Wagner treats the mythic origins of the romance as back-story recollected while passions are flaring.
****1
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Two Boys, ENO

It's about time someone wrote an opera about the internet. And who better than Nico Muhly - snarky blogger, snappy Tweeter, and according to the Daily Telegraph "the hottest young composer around"? Add seasoned playwright Craig Lucas, top Broadway director Bartlett Sher and some of Britain's finest singers, and you might expect them to cook up a success.