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Venue: Grand Théâtre, Geneva

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AddressGeneva
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Switzerland
ContainsL'Opéra des Nations
Google maps46° 12' 6.678" N 6° 8' 33.265" E
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GenevaTurandot

Grand Théâtre Genève
Puccini: Turandot
Antonino Fogliani; Daniel Kramer; Grand Théâtre de Genève; teamLab; Kimie Nakano; Ingela Brimberg; Teodor Ilincăi

GenevaMessiah

Grand Théâtre Genève
Handel: Messiah
Marc Minkowski; Robert Wilson; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Carlos J Soto; Elena Tsallagova; Helena Rasker

GenevaRené Pape

Grand Théâtre Genève
Mussorgsky
René Pape; Camillo Radicke

GenevaThe Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)

Grand Théâtre Genève
Janáček: The Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)
Tomáš Netopil; Kornél Mundruczó; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Monika Pormale; Rachel Harnisch; Aleš Briscein

GenevaMatthias Goerne

Grand Théâtre Genève
Beethoven, Schubert
Matthias Goerne; Alexander Schmalcz

GenevaCandide

Grand Théâtre Genève
Bernstein: Candide
Titus Engel; Barrie Kosky; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Paul Appleby; Claire de Sévigné

GenevaNew Year's Eve Concert

Grand Théâtre Genève
Mozart, Rossini, Vivaldi, Offenbach
Kammerorchester Basel; Gianluca Capuano; Gaëlle Arquez

GenevaPelléas et Mélisande

Grand Théâtre Genève
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Jonathan Nott; Damien Jalet; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Marina Abramović; Iris van Herpen; Mari Eriksmoen; Jacques Imbrailo
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Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust in Geneva

John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Plasson shows all his experience; Lavaudant surprises and delights with his direction; a strong cast sing their hearts out. Who can ask for more?
*****
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Elena Langer's Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva

David Stout (Figaro) and Marie Arnet (Susanna) © GTG | Magali Dougados
Elena Langer's gorgeous and tongue-in-cheek Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva, despite David Pountney's boxy libretto. 
****1
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Wozzeck in Geneva: grit and light

Mark Stone (Wozzeck) © GTG | Carole Parodi
A strong, compelling staging – coherent in aesthetic and philosophy, if a little restrained in performance. 
****1
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Petibon shines in Olivier Py's ambitious Manon

Patricia Petibon © GTG | Carole Parodi
A Manon as sexy and unsteady as its heroine.
****1
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Too many greys in Geneva's Falstaff

A huge revolving grey monolith centre stage dominated a grey floor, grey props and men in grey costumes, all detracting from the gaiety Verdi envisaged as the essence of Falstaff.
***11
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Guillaume Tell takes aim in Geneva

A striking staging of Rossini's Guillaume Tell at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva: well cast, beautifully sung and impeccably choreographed.
****1
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A safe bet: Fidelio at the Grand Théâtre

A fairly conventional version of Beethoven's Fidelio at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva plays it safe and ultimately succeeds. 
***11
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Une mise en scène pas très catholique pour Les Huguenots genevois

Les Huguenots au Grand Théâtre de Genève © Magali Dougados
Le Grand Théâtre de Genève propose une version des Huguenots satisfaisante musicalement mais desservie, hélas, par une lecture scénique dont on cherche en vain les clés.
**111
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