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Performer: Samantha Hankey

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GlasgowAinadamarNew production

Scottish Opera
Golijov: Ainadamar
Stuart Stratford; Deborah Colker; Scottish Opera; Jon Bausor; Paul Keogan; The Orchestra of Scottish Opera

EdinburghAinadamarNew production

Scottish Opera
Golijov: Ainadamar
Stuart Stratford; Deborah Colker; Scottish Opera; Jon Bausor; Paul Keogan; The Orchestra of Scottish Opera

New York CitySamantha Hankey

Carnegie Hall Corporation
Samantha Hankey, Mezzo-soprano
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Strictly Alcina: Handel as Fellini fantasy cabaret at Glyndebourne

Director Francesco Micheli undersells Handel in this Glyndebourne debut, but there's plenty of froth to keep the audience entertained. 
***11
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Sometimes a flute is just a flute: Die Zauberflöte in Munich

The Bayerische Staatsoper revives once again a beloved production, with a first rate cast.

****1
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Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

Mefistofele proves a mixed blessing: good meets evil, devils fight with angels, lovely lyricism alternates with bombast and second-rate material.
***11
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Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust in Geneva

Plasson shows all his experience; Lavaudant surprises and delights with his direction; a strong cast sing their hearts out. Who can ask for more?
*****
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An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

François de Carpentries' Oslo production of The Barber of Seville was both unfunny and underwhelming. 
**111
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Juilliard students put on Káťa Kabanová

Sung in English, a performance of Káťa Kabanová lacked the expressive power of the original, but exposed Juilliard Opera students to the marvels of Janáček’s musical style.
***11
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