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Work: Semiramide

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ComposerRossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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The Queen is back: Semiramide in Pesaro

Salome Jicia (Semiramide) © Studio Amati Bacciardi
Michele Mariotti triumphs in Rossini’s masterpiece with a good cast led by Salome Jicia and a new production, only partially successful.
****1
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A regal, integral version of Semiramide in Venice

Alex Esposito (Assur) and Jessica Pratt (Semiramide) © Michele Crosera
La Fenice presents Rossini’s monumental farewell to Italy and to 18th-century tradition in Ligorio’s elegant new production with a superb cast.
*****
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A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Despite a great cast, the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Semiramide bores with tacky costumes and no direction.
**111
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A dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Lengthy but full of melodic invention, Semiramide finally made her triumphant return to the Royal Opera in David Alden's fine new production.
****1
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Making Babylon great again: Semiramide in Munich

Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) and Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
The Rossini masterpiece is brought to life by an inspired conductor and four first-class singers in a new, modern production by David Alden.
*****
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