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Work type: Opera / Oratorio

February 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Michael Blakemore; Welsh National Opera; Timothy Burke; Ashley Martin-Davis; Claire Rutter; Mary Elizabeth Williams


© Simon Fowler | Decca
Cilea: L'Arlesiana
Paolo Arrivabeni; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Joseph Calleja; Guanqun Yu; Dolora Zajick; Marrero Meechot


Puccini: Tosca
Knut Hendriksen; Royal Swedish Opera; Björn Brusewitz; Ann-Mari Anttila; Emma Vetter; Kristian Flor

LeedsDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Matthew Kofi Waldren; Alessandro Talevi; Opera North; Madeleine Boyd; William Dazeley; John Savournin


Bizet: Carmen
Karel Mark Chichon; Lina Wertmüller; Bavarian State Opera; Enrico Job; Elīna Garanča; Bryan Hymel; Alexander Vinogradov

GothenburgAriadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
Patrik Ringborg; Rodula Gaitanou; Göteborg Opera; George Souglides; Annalena Persson; Sofie Asplund
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“Rising up triumphant!”: Odyssey Opera’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher

Shura Baryshnikov (Jeanne) © Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films
Boston's Odyssey Opera performs a rarity: Arthur Honegger's Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher, a dramatic oratorio inspired by medieval mystery plays. 
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Baroque bawdiness at Komische Oper Berlin

Stephanie Houtzeel (Xerses), Nina Bernsteiner (Romila) and Nora Friedrichs (Atalanta) © Jaro Suffner
With many costume changes, notably into a Sun-King with very prominent phalic sunburst, Houtzeel held centre-stage in the title role.
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Salonen revives Wing On Wing... and it flies!

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Salonen's tribute to Gehry, Yasuhisa Toyota and Deborah Borda seems to come more from his brilliant visual palette than his emotional heart. 
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Sex, angels and cannibalism: Written on Skin

Anthony Roth Costanzo (The Boy) and Lauren Snouffer (Agnès) © Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia
Written on Skin is a cold but effective opera full of musical and dramatic energy. Opera Philadelphia's new staging and talented young cast do it justice.
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Turin's Salome devoid of lunar magic

Erika Sunnegårdh (Salome) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
With so little of worth happening onstage, this performance requires a unanimously strong set of performances from the main cast.
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A vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Weill's neglected "American Opera" opens in Madrid with a refurbished production by John Fulljames and a strong cast led by Patricia Racette.
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