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Venue: Grand Théâtre de Genève, 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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GenevaCandide

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

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

GenevaLa clemenza di Tito

Grand Théâtre Genève
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito
Maxim Emelyanychev; Milo Rau; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Anton Lukas; Ottavia Castellotti; Marie Lys; Serena Farnocchia

GenevaParsifal

Grand Théâtre Genève
Wagner: Parsifal
Jonathan Nott; Michael Thalheimer; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Henrik Ahr; Michaela Barth; Josef Wagner; Tómas Tómasson

GenevaDido and Aeneas

Grand Théâtre Genève
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Emmanuelle Haïm; Franck Chartier; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Justine Bougerol; Anne-Catherine Kunz; Marie-Claude Chappuis; Jarrett Ott

GenevaPretty Yende

Grand Théâtre Genève
Schumann, Strauss R., Donizetti, Tosti
Pretty Yende; Michele D'Elia

GenevaLe Sacre2

Grand Théâtre Genève
Stravinsky, Various
Jeroen Verbruggen; Mikhail Fokine; Andonis Foniadakis; Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève; Kevin John Edusei; Tassos Sofroniou; Mikki Kunttu; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
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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

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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L'inquiétante étrangeté de L'Affaire Makropoulos à Genève

L'Affaire Makropoulos au Grand Théâtre de Genève © Magali Dougados
Le cinéaste hongrois Kornél Mundruczó propose une vision originale et puissamment dramatique du chef-d'œuvre de Janáček, portée par une Rachel Harnisch incandescente. 
*****
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