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Venue: Opéra Bastille, Paris

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Address120 rue de Lyon
75012 Paris
Île-de-France
France
Google maps48° 51' 9.490" N 2° 22' 12.090" E
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ParisI Puritani (Les Puritains)

Bellini: I puritani
Riccardo Frizza; Laurent Pelly; Opéra national de Paris; Chantal Thomas; Elsa Dreisig; Javier Camarena

ParisMadame Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Giacomo Sagripanti; Robert Wilson; Opéra national de Paris; Frida Parmeggiani; Ana María Martínez; Dinara Alieva

ParisLes Indes galantesNew production

Rameau: Les Indes galantes
Leonardo García Alarcón; Clément Cogitore; Opéra national de Paris; Alban Ho Van; Tim Van Steenbergen; Sabine Devieilhe; Florian Sempey

ParisDon Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Fabio Luisi; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Opéra national de Paris; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; René Pape; Roberto Alagna

ParisLear

Reimann: Lear
Fabio Luisi; Calixto Bieito; Opéra national de Paris; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Bo Skovhus; Evelyn Herlitzius

ParisPrince IgorNew production

Borodin: Prince Igor
Philippe Jordan; Barrie Kosky; Opéra national de Paris; Rufus Didwiszus; Klaus Bruns; Evgeny Nikitin; Elena Stikhina

ParisRaymonda

Glazunov: Raymonda
Rudolf Nureyev; Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris; Vello Pähn; Nicholas Georgiadis; Serge Peyrat

ParisLe Barbier de Séville

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Carlo Montanaro; Damiano Michieletto; Opéra national de Paris; Paolo Fantin; Silvia Aymonino; Lisette Oropesa; Xabier Anduaga
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Carthage carnage: Tcherniakov's Trojans flops at the Bastille

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Cassandre) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra national de Paris
Tcherniakov reduces Berlioz' epic to little more than Circle Time therapy, a poor way to mark the composer's anniversary year.
**111
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Lisette Oropesa conquers Paris in Les Huguenots

Lisette Oropesa (Marguerite de Valois) © Opéra de Paris | Agathe Poupeney
It's a big night at the Opéra Bastille for their 350th anniversary season; Oropesa's dazzling coloratura stops the show; Andreas Kriegenburg sets the action interestingly in a Star Trek future.
***11
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Gold-plated cast compensates for frosty staging

Elīna Garanča (Eboli) © Agathe Poupeney | Opéra de Paris
Krzysztof Warlikowski’s new Paris staging of Verdi's epic Don Carlos is cold and glassy, but the vocal performances at the Bastille more than compensate.
***11
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Netrebko in majestic form as Tatyana in Paris Onegin

Peter Mattei (Onegin) and Anna Netrebko (Tatyana) © Guergana Damianova | Opéra National de Paris
In April, Peter Mattei and Anna Netrebko were starring together in Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera. Less than a month later and they are reunited in Paris in Willy Decker's staging.
***11
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Rites of Spring: Tcherniakov embraces Rimsky

Elena Manistina (Spring Beauty) and Aida Garifullina (Snegurochka) © Elisa Haberer | Opéra National de Paris
This Paris production of The Snow Maiden proves that director Dmitri Tcherniakov is today's greatest champion of Rimsky-Korsakov's operas. 
****1
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Depth on the surface: Herbert Wernicke’s Rosenkavalier keeps on dazzling Bastille

Herbert Wernicke’s Rosenkavalier © Emilie Brouchon / Opéra national de Paris
Under Philippe Jordan's baton, the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris performs Der Rosenkavalier  - an unrivalled pleasure. 
*****
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Burning bright: superb Trovatore ignites the Bastille

Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © Charles Duprat | Opéra National de Paris
Despite the sombre staging, it’s the vocal fire that blazes in this impressive Trovatore in Paris.
****1
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La Bayadère fails to storm the Opéra Bastille

Dorothée Gilbert (Nikiya) © Little Shao | Opéra national de Paris
The POB struggles to connect to the Nureyev legacy, in an underwhleming performance of La Bayadère. 
***11
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