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Performer: Vienna State Opera

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ViennaLa Cenerentola

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Evelino Pidò; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Antonino Siragusa; Orhan Yildiz

ViennaLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Valery Gergiev; Andreas Homoki; Vienna State Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Piotr Beczała; Klaus Florian Vogt

ViennaSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Michael Boder; Boleslaw Barlog; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Lise Lindstrom; Waltraud Meier

ViennaOtello

Verdi: Otello
Jonathan Darlington; Adrian Noble; Vienna State Opera; Dick Bird; Stephen Gould; Krassimira Stoyanova

ViennaRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Tomáš Hanus; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Olga Bezsmertna; Piotr Beczała
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Hero or villain? Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper

Ludovic Tézier (Don Giovanni) and Andrea Carroll (Zerlina) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
The Don is dark and light, the production somewhere in between, with strong singing and musical direction but stodgy staging. 
****1
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Defiant Domingo's Macbeth wins them over at the Staatsoper

Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
At 78, Domingo rages against the ravages of time, and – certainly in this production – shows the next generation a thing or two about stagecraft.
***11
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A spirited Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Wiener Staatsoper

Lawrence Zazzo (Oberon) and Erin Morley (Tytania) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Countertenor Lawrence Zazzo is more than at home in the role of Oberon, and possesses a vocal quality ideal for the scheming king of the fairies, simultaneously eerie and seductive.
****1
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Mistrust, rage and colonialism: Otello at the Staatsoper

Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
During the “Salce” and “Ave Maria” in Act Four Bezsmertna turned this to magical effect, thinning out and floating her shimmering soprano into gossamer threads.
***11
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Flórez makes a role debut in a stylish production of Manon in Vienna

Nino Machaidze (Manon Lescaut) and Juan Diego Flórez (Chevalier Des Grieux) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Juan Diego Flórez was impressive in his first portrayal of a lovesick soldier/priest in Manon, with Nino Machaidze's accomplished heroine. Andrei Serban's modern and thoughtful production was still fresh and arresting.
****1
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