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Performer: Sir John Tomlinson

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SydneyThe NoseNew Production

Martin Winkler (Kovalyov) © Prudence Upton
Shostakovich: The Nose
Andrea Molino; Barrie Kosky; Opera Australia; Klaus Grünberg; Martin Winkler; Sir John Tomlinson; Kanen Breen

LondonLady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Sir Antonio Pappano; Richard Jones; Royal Opera; John Macfarlane; Nicky Gillibrand; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Brandon Jovanovich
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What’s up (with) Kosky’s Nose?

Martin Winkler (Kovalyov) © Prudence Upton
Kosky’s The Nose hits Sydney, sweeping the audience along with hallucinogenic energy. Led by the outstanding Martin Winkler and John Tomlinson, singers and musicians deliver a wild evening's entertainment.
*****
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Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel

Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Adès opera resists explanation, and the ambiguity of the story drives much of its compelling nature. 
****1
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Hamlet boldly adapted by Brett Dean

John Tomlinson (Ghost), Allan Clayton (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
Brett Dean treats Shakespeare's behemoth as a timeless story told in language that has become timeless; no effort is spared in elucidating and amplifying that story.
****1
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Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon © ROH | Clive Barda
Luis Buñuel's derision at the sense of entitlement of over-privileged, self-righteous prigs shines through a high quality operatic adaptation.
****1
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Petticoated pirate romp at ENO

Ashley Riches (The Pirate King) and Andrew Shore (Major General Stanley) © Tom Bowles
There’s nothing new or inventive about Leigh’s revived production, which in itself is not a crime, but neither is there an abundance of energy; it's all a bit nice
***11
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