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Performer: Stephen Costello

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StrasbourgRusalka

Rusalka
Dvořák: Rusalka
Antony Hermus; Nicola Raab; Opéra National du Rhin; Julia Müer; Raphaela Rose; Pumeza Matshikiza; Stephen Costello

MulhouseRusalka

Rusalka
Dvořák: Rusalka
Antony Hermus; Nicola Raab; Opéra National du Rhin; Julia Müer; Raphaela Rose; Pumeza Matshikiza; Stephen Costello

New York CityMaria Stuarda

Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
Maurizio Benini; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Diana Damrau; Jamie Barton

DresdenLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Daniele Callegari; Christine Mielitz; Dresden State Opera; John Fiore; Speranza Scappucci; Peter Heilein

BregenzRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Enrique Mazzola; Philipp Stölzl; Kathi Maurer; Scott Hendricks; Vladimir Stoyanov
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Crisper, tighter, more relevant: Alden's Rigoletto at the COC

Roland Wood (Rigoletto) © Michael Cooper
Christopher Alden’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto returned to Toronto tighter, more focussed and with fewer dramatic incongruities. Add to this that every aspect of the music making was top notch and it made for a fine evening at the theatre.
****1
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Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto

Stephen Costello (The Duke of Mantua) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
The gambling tables and neon lights of Las Vegas might not be the images which immediately enter your head when you think of Verdi’s Rigoletto, but bold art is often created and progressed by the pushing of boundaries and by challenging audiences to reimagine the familiar.
****1
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One eye wet and the other dry

Renée Fleming and Susan Graham © Winslow Townson
It would be no exaggeration to say Franz Hawlata stole the show, an act of grand larceny made all the more remarkable by the strong cast which shared the stage.
*****
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Returning to the crime scene: Royal Opera's Lucia

Aleksandra Kurzak (Lucia) and Rachael Lloyd (Alisa) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
A new cast arrives for Katie Mitchell's gothic Lucia di Lammermoor – and, despite caveats about the staging, deliver some excellent performances. 
****1
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The Met overindulges in a decadent Rigoletto

George Gagnidze (Rigoletto) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
Does it really matter where an opera is set? These days, this question seems to trail Rigoletto
***11
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