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Performer: Simone Piazzola

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MilanErnaniNew Production

Francesco Meli (Ernani and Ailyn Pérez (Elvira) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Verdi: Ernani
Ádám Fischer; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Teatro alla Scala; Julian Crouch; Kevin Pollard; Francesco Meli; Ailyn Pérez

MilanAttilaNew Production

Verdi: Attila
Riccardo Chailly; Davide Livermore; Teatro alla Scala; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Ildar Abdrazakov; Saioa Hernández

MadridFalstaffNew production

Falstaff
Verdi: Falstaff
Daniele Rustioni; Laurent Pelly; Teatro Real; Barbara de Limburg; Nicola Alaimo; Roberto de Candia

ViennaAida

Verdi: Aida
Marco Armiliato; Nicolas Joël; Vienna State Opera; Carlo Tommasi; Ekaterina Gubanova; Gregory Kunde

PragueZuzana Marková & Simone Piazzola

Various: Arias from Opera
Simone Piazzola; Zuzana Marková
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Rachvelishvili triumphs as Azucena in Berlin

Marko Mimica (Ferrando) © Bettina Stöß
In a dated production by Hans Neuenfels, conductor Giacomo Sagripanti leads a musically successful Trovatore, where Angela Meade and Anita Rachvelishvili show their vocal brilliance.
****1
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A traditional Il corsaro revived in Piacenza

Il corsaro at the Teatro Municipale, Piacenza © Mirella Verile
In this Verdi's popular work we find a paroxysm of affections that is consonant with Matteo Beltrami's energetic conducting.
***11
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Chailly conducts the Messa per Rossini at its Scala première

Riccardo Chailly © Teatro alla Scala
A sizeable contingent of curious musicologists and critics gathered for the Milan première. It was a gifted a performance with plenty of insights to offer.
****1
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Barton shines in La Favorite in Madrid

Javier Camarena and Jamie Barton © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Jamie Barton stole the show in a lacklustre concert performance in Madrid.
***11
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A fine musical display in Don Carlos

Ekaterina Semenchuk (Eboli) and Theresa Zisser (Tebaldo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Were it not for a sterling musical display, built on the shoulders of bass Ferruccio Furlanetto and conductor Myung-whun Chung, this could have been a very long night indeed.
****1
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