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Performer: Russell Thomas

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New York CityThe MET Orchestra

Carnegie Hall Corporation
Bernstein, Aucoin, Tchaikovsky, Verdi
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Renée Fleming; Russell Thomas

LondonOtello

Verdi: Otello
Daniele Rustioni; Keith Warner; The Royal Opera; Boris Kudlička; Kaspar Glarner; Bruno Poet; Russell Thomas

ChicagoErnani

Verdi: Ernani
Enrique Mazzola; Louisa Muller; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Scott Marr; Duane Schuler; Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
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ChicagoPagliacci

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Enrique Mazzola; Peter McClintock; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Russell Thomas; Ailyn Pérez; Quinn Kelsey; Lucas Meachem
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Nézet-Séguin and Philadelphia recreate “Mahler’s greatest”

Mahler did not compose an opera, but the writing in Das Lied is intensely operatic; Yannick Nézet-Séguin shows himself to be a great singer’s conductor.
*****
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Russell Thomas shines in gloomy David Alden's Otello

The combination of a strong, spirited cast and a first-rate orchestral performance led by Daniele Callegari rendered the opera a moving experience in spite of drab staging and latent, unexplored tensions.
***11
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Verdi Wars: Frank Castorf’s Forza del destino at Deutsche Oper

Audience uproar brings a much needed sense of theatre to a disappointing production of Verdi’s middle-period epic.

**111
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Russell Thomas convinces as Otello at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Verdi’s old-age masterpiece in Kriegenburg’s production, which still fails to convince. A much more satisfying cast seals a successful musical production.

***11
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Technicolor Clemenza at LA Opera

Any parallels between Rome in the first century under Emperor Titus and the United States two millennia later under Emperor Trump were lost in a Tinseltown graphic novel sweep.
***11
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Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles

Donald Runnicles conducts the World Orchestra for Peace and BBC Proms Youth Choir at The Proms
****1
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