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Performer: Stéphane Degout

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ParisLes TroyensNew production

Berlioz: Les Troyens (The Trojans)
Philippe Jordan; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Opéra de Paris; Elena Zaytseva; Stéphanie d'Oustrac; Michèle Losier

LondonStéphane Degout and Alain Planès

Debussy, Fauré, Chabrier, Duparc
Stéphane Degout; Alain Planès


Gounod: Faust
Dan Ettinger; Sir David McVicar; Royal Opera; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Diana Damrau; Michael Fabiano

LyonLessons in Love and ViolenceNew production

Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence
Alexandre Bloch; Katie Mitchell; Opéra de Lyon; Vicki Mortimer; Stéphane Degout; Georgia Jarman

ParisIphigénie en Tauride

Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Thomas Hengelbrock; Robert Carsen; Tobias Hoheisel; Gaëlle Arquez; Stéphane Degout
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Degout and Devieilhe star in Hamlet revival

Sabine Devieilhe (Ophélie) and Stéphane Degout (Hamlet) © Vincent Pontet
Hamlet lives! Ambroise Thomas' operatic take on The Bard has a particularly French ending but that doesn't spoil this terrific revival in Paris. 
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La Fura dels Baus’ Faust 5.1 opens the new season at the Teatro Real

Piotr Beczała (Faust) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Despite a great cast led by Marina Rebeka, La Fura dels Baus's unambitious approach to the myth of Faust and Dan Ettinger's noisy conducting prevent a brighter season opening at the Teatro Real.
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Lessons in Love and Violence: ice and drama

Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
George Benjamin and Martin Crimp's second full scale opera is a refinement of the craft showed in Written on Skin – but the lessons are less in love and violince than in power, tension and beauty of the score.
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Darkness and grandeur in Christophe Honoré's Don Carlos

Michele Pertusi (Philippe) and Sally Matthews (Elisabeth) © Jean-Louis Fernandez
A (nearly) complete performance of the original French version of Don Carlos forms the centrepiece of Daniele Rustioni's Verdi Festival in Lyon. 
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Boesmans' dark Pinocchio opens Aix Festival

Marie-Eve Munger (Fairy) and Chloé Briot (Pinocchio) © Patrick Berger
If I wrote that I loved Philippe Boesmans' Pinocchio, my nose may grow a little. The 81-year old composer in collaboration with Joël Pommerat, shifts the tale far away from any cutesy Disney fantasy, returning it to the harsh reality of Carlo Collodi's original fable.
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