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Roberto Alagna, Tenor

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Crossing borders: Roberto Alagna

Roberto Alagna (Eleazar, La Juive, Bayerische Staatsoper 2016) © Stella Orion
Ahead of Vienna's première of Il trovatore, the tenor who crosses borders between France and Italy, opera and popular song, spoke to us about the roles of Manrico and Cyrano, being a gypsy, a hero, returning to Italy, about family and more.
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BerlinAndrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Giampaolo Bisanti; John Dew; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; José Manuel Vázquez; Roberto Alagna; Roman Burdenko

New York CityCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Louis Langrée; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; Rob Howell; Clémentine Margaine; Roberto Alagna

ParisOtello

Verdi: Otello
Bertrand de Billy; Andrei Serban; Opéra de Paris; Peter Pabst; Graciela Galán; Roberto Alagna; Aleksandrs Antonenko

ParisCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Lorenzo Viotti; Calixto Bieito; Opéra de Paris; Alfons Flores; Mercè Paloma; Anita Rachvelishvili; Ksenia Dudnikova

LondonAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Daniel Oren; Sir David McVicar; Royal Opera; Robert Jones; Jenny Tiramani; Roberto Alagna; Sondra Radvanovsky
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A chiaroscuro-free, shiny Samson et Dalila at The Met

Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The Met's new season opens with a new Samson et Dalila only marginally more trashy than Saint-Saëns’ peculiar brand of kitschy orientalism.
***11
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Softly awakes my cold, cold heart: Samson et Dalila

Elīna Garanča (Dalila) and Roberto Alagna (Samson) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Saint-Saëns' exotic dip into the Bible is given a cool update in Alexandra Liedtke's new production at the Wiener Staatsoper.
***11
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Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
David McVicar's uninspiring Cavalleria rusticana remains problematic, but a strong Pagliacci leaves the New York audience gasping. 
****1
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A triumphant new Trovatore in Vienna

Roberto Alagna (Manrico) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna stages an all-star new production of Verdi's classic, with sublime singing in Daniele Abbado's Spanish Civil War setting.
*****
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Kristine Opolais breaks hearts in Met's Madama Butterfly

Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
Anthony Minghella's Madama Butterfly is still one of the best productions running at the Met at the moment, and Kristine Opolais was the dramatic star of the evening.
****1
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