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Performer: Russell Thomas

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New York CityCarmen

Met Opera
Bizet: Carmen
Marco Armiliato; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; Rob Howell; Varduhi Abrahamyan; Russell Thomas

New York CityIl trovatore

Met Opera
Verdi: Il trovatore
Michele Mariotti; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Ludovic Tézier; Sonya Yoncheva
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Russell Thomas shines in gloomy David Alden's Otello

Russell Thomas (Otello) © Scott Suchman
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

Russell Thomas (Don Alvaro) and Markus Brück (Don Carlo) © Thomas Aurin

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

Guanqun Yu (Desdemona) and Russell Thomas (Otello) © Bettina Stöß

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

Russell Thomas (Tito) © Cory Weaver | 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 conducting the World Orchestra for Peace © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Donald Runnicles conducts the World Orchestra for Peace and BBC Proms Youth Choir at The Proms
****1
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