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Performer: The Royal Opera

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LondonElektraNew production

Strauss R.: Elektra
Sir Antonio Pappano; Christof Loy; The Royal Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Nina Stemme; Karita Mattila

LondonThe Turn of the ScrewNew production

Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Finnegan Downie Dear; Natalie Abrahami; The Royal Opera; Michael Levine; Filipe Manu

LondonLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Giacomo Sagripanti; Katie Mitchell; The Royal Opera; Vicki Mortimer; Nadine Sierra; Venera Gimadieva

LondonMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Dan Ettinger; Moshe Leiser; The Royal Opera; Sir Antonio Pappano; Christian Fenouillat; Agostino Cavalca; Lianna Haroutounian

LondonDon Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Richard Farnes; Nicholas Hytner; The Royal Opera; Bob Crowley; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Michael Fabiano
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Aleksandra Kurzak impresses in latest Covent Garden Traviata revival

Aleksandra Kurzak taking her curtain call © Mark Pullinger
In its 25th anniversary season, Richard Eyre's production continues to attract the world's great sopranos to the role of Violetta, the latest being Aleksandra Kurzak. 
****1
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JPYA make a decent fist of Handel's Susanna in the Linbury Theatre

Patrick Terry (Joacim) and Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (Susanna) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
The evening’s most unbuttoned applause was reserved for two native anglophone artists, countertenor Patrick Terry and bass-baritone Michael Mofidian.
***11
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Lise Davidsen leads a revolutionary Fidelio at Covent Garden

Lise Davidsen (Leonore) © ROH | Bill Cooper
An outstanding role debut from Davidsen, a star-studded vocal cast and a revelatory orchestral performance make a Beethoven anniversary performance to savour.
*****
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Even crazier than the books: Gerald Barry's Alice

Clare Presland, Claudia Boyle, Hilary Summers © ROH | Clive Barda
Barry goes for out-weirding Carroll at a fast and furious pace. There's plenty of fun and it's beautifully staged – but is that enough?
**111
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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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