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Performer: Sir David McVicar

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GenevaMédée

Médée
Charpentier: Médée
Leonardo García Alarcón; Sir David McVicar; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Bunny Christie; Anna Caterina Antonacci

San FranciscoRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Eun Sun Kim; Sir David McVicar; San Francisco Opera; Rachel Willis-Sørensen; Brandon Jovanovich; Kristinn Sigmundsson; Jamie Barton

SavonlinnaRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Philippe Auguin; Sir David McVicar; Tanya McCallin; Dalibor Jenis; Cristina Pasaroiu

SavonlinnaI Masnadieri

Verdi: I masnadieri
Michele Mariotti; Sir David McVicar; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Michele Pertusi; Fabio Sartori

TorontoRusalkaNew production

Dvořák: Rusalka
Johannes Debus; Sir David McVicar; Canadian Opera Company; John Macfarlane; Moritz Junge; Sondra Radvanovsky; Pavel Černoch
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Faust finds salvation thanks to jump-in soprano

Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
A devilishly fun performance of Gounod's take on Goethe, saved when Mandy Fredrich flew in at short notice to take over the role of Marguerite. 
****1
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Elektra: Great success for Nina Stemme’s Lyric Opera debut

Michaela Martens (Klytaemnestra) and Nina Stemme (Elektra) © Cory Weaver

The Lyric revives Sir David McVicar’s production of Strauss’ horrific tale with a superb cast led by Swedish “helden-soprano” Nina Stemme.

****1
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Stars light up Cilea's humid potboiler at the Met

Anna Netrebko (Adriana) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Although Adriana Lecouvreur could never be referred to as one of the world’s greatest operas, Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili and Piotr Beczała give it the star treatment at the Metropolitan Opera. 
*****
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McVicar's Traviata is still darkly impressive

Anush Hovhannisyan (Violetta) © Jane Hobson (2017 for Scottish Opera)
Even given a routine revival, McVicar's staging has much to recommend it, returning the opera to its literary roots. 
***11
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Hector Berlioz' Les Troyens conquer Vienna

Les Troyens © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
An epic night at the opera with Joyce DiDonato, which will be hard to forget.
*****
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