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Performer: Sir John Tomlinson

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DresdenMoses und AronNew production

Schoenberg: Moses and Aron
Alan Gilbert; Calixto Bieito; Dresden State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Lance Ryan; Sir John Tomlinson

LondonBBC SO Total Immersion rememberance WWI: The Silver Tassie

Turnage: The Silver Tassie
Ryan Wigglesworth; Ashley Riches; Sally Matthews; Claire Booth; Marcus Farnsworth

GatesheadSamling Masterclass and Concert

Various
Sir John Tomlinson; Patricia MacMahon; Joseph Middleton; Mandy Demetriou

BerlinBabylonNew production

Widmann: Babylon
Daniel Barenboim; Andreas Kriegenburg; Staatsoper Berlin; Harald Thor; Tanja Hofmann; Mojca Erdmann; Susanne Elmark

LondonBoris Godunov

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Marc Albrecht; Richard Jones; Royal Opera; Miriam Buether; Nicky Gillibrand; Sir Bryn Terfel; David Butt Philip
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No muddle, just music: ROH Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Brandon Jovanovich (Sergey), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina) © ROH | Clive Barda
The Royal Opera Orchestra produce a revelatory reading of Shostakovich’s eclectic score; a fine performance from Eva-Maria Westbroek and excellent acting from the whole cast light up the drama and farce.
****1
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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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