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Performer: The Royal Opera

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LondonLa bohème

Aida Garifullina (Musetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
Puccini: La bohème
Emmanuel Villaume; Richard Jones; The Royal Opera; Ariane Matiakh; Stewart Laing; Charles Castronovo

LondonLa traviata

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Violetta) and cast © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Verdi: La traviata
Daniel Oren; Sir Richard Eyre; The Royal Opera; Francesco Ivan Ciampa; Bob Crowley; Hrachuhí Bassénz

LondonAlice's Adventures Under GroundNew production

Barry: Alice's Adventures Under Ground
Thomas Adès; Antony McDonald; The Royal Opera; Jennifer France; Claudia Boyle

LondonFidelioNew production

Beethoven: Fidelio
Sir Antonio Pappano; Tobias Kratzer; The Royal Opera; Rainer Sellmaier; Lise Davidsen; Jonas Kaufmann

LondonSusannaNew production

Handel: Susanna
Patrick Milne; Isabelle Kettle; The Royal Opera; Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha; Patrick Terry; Yaritza Véliz; April Koyejo
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Garifullina's Musetta the highlight of Covent Garden's Bohème

Aida Garifullina (Musetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
This third revival of Richard Jones' production is thoroughly competent but struggles to rise above the routine.
***11
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“Libiam!” Raising a glass to 25 years of Covent Garden's Traviata

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Violetta) and cast © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Violetta Valéry was Armenian soprano Hrachuhí Bassénz, who made a strong impression on the audience, certainly by the end.
****1
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“Esultate!” Kunde's Otello impresses at Covent Garden

Carlos Álvarez (Iago) and Gregory Kunde (Otello) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
The American must be one of the few tenors to tackle both Rossini and Verdi's Moor with success. 
****1
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Great Britten: Death in Venice returns to Covent Garden

Gerald Finley (Gondolier) and Mark Padmore (Aschenbach) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Benjamin Britten's final opera hasn't been staged by The Royal Opera in over 25 years, but his setting of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice receives a great new production by Sir David McVicar. 
*****
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Magical Flute: McVicar's Zauberflöte returns to Covent Garden

Elsa Dreisig (Pamina) and Tuuli Takala (Queen of the Night) © ROH | Tristram Kenton

David McVicar’s imaginative staging of Mozart’s The Magic Flute comes back for its eighth run at the Royal Opera with an excellent new cast.

****1
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