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Performer: Yonghoon Lee

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SydneyAida

© Georges Antoni
Verdi: Aida
Giampaolo Bisanti; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Tahu Matheson; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Elena Gabouri

New York CityCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Lorenzo Viotti; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; Rob Howell; J'Nai Bridges; Ramona Zaharia

MunichIl trittico

© Wilfried Hösl
Puccini
Bertrand de Billy; Lotte de Beer; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Hammer; Jorine van Beek; Wolfgang Koch; Elza van den Heever

LondonCavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci [all performances CANCELLED until 19 April]

Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Daniel Oren; Damiano Michieletto; The Royal Opera; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Liudmyla Monastyrska; Yonghoon Lee
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Hidden identities, crime and shame: Homoki's Forza returns to Zurich

George Petean (Don Carlo) © Monika Rittershaus (2018)

This year’s revival of Andreas Homoki's production features excellent principals, choruses, and sublime orchestration under Fabio Luisi’s seasoned baton. The staging takes far fewer accolades.
***11
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Amneris is the star of the Met's Aida revival

Dolora Zajick (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera (2009)
This revival of the Met's 30-year-old production of Aida had a disappointing debut in the title role but Dolora Zajick's reign as Amneris is still a force of nature.
***11
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Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Petrenko's Puccini is bracingly alert, filled with colour and has a romantic sweep that is utterly transporting.
*****
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Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore

Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena) and Yonghoon Lee (Manrico) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
Towering above all the other meritorious singers in this performance, was the phenomenal Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili 
****1
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Graffiti meets Nefertiti: Aida in Washington DC

Triumphal Scene, Act 2 © Scott Suchman
Francesca Zambello’s engaging Aida opened the season at Washington National Opera, eventually getting into its stride. 
****1
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