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ZürichCosì fan tutteNew production

Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Cornelius Meister; Kirill Serebrennikov; Zurich Opera; Ruzan Mantashyan; Anna Goryachova

GenevaBoris GodunovNew production

Mikhail Petrenko (Boris Godounov) et Marina Viotti (Fiodor) © GTG / Carole Parodi
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Paolo Arrivabeni; Matthias Hartmann; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Volker Hintermeier; Malte Lübben; Mikhail Petrenko

MadridWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Unknown; Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda

MunichLes Vêpres siciliennes

Les Vêpres siciliennes
Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes
Paolo Carignani; Antú Romero Nunes; Bavarian State Opera; Matthias Koch; Victoria Behr; Dimitri Platanias; Bryan Hymel

AmsterdamIl barbiere di SivigliaNew production

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Maurizio Benini; Lotte de Beer; Dutch National Opera; Julian Crouch; René Barbera; Nino Machaidze

BathTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram
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“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at DNO

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Lotte de Beer’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for Dutch National Opera seems a surprisingly traditional spectacle... although it does come with a twist.
****1
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The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
Mark-Anthony Turnage's First World War opera both moves and dazzles at the Barbican.
*****
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Sensuality and solidarity in Zurich's new Così

Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
If ever a new production of a Mozart opera had a riveting backstory, this one is it. 
*****
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Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
A fine cast led by Maija Kovalevska conveys the timeless beauty and emotion of Puccini’s Parisian melodrama, but the 1930s Berlin setting remains an imperfectly realised transformation.
***11
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A dystopian police state for Reisopera's new Tosca

Phillip Rhodes (Scarpia) and Kari Postma (Tosca) © Marco Borggreve
A fine cast convinces in Dutch Reisopera's new Tosca, staged in a dystopian police state.
***11
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An elephant in the room: Graham Vick's new Figaro opens in Rome

Le nozze di Figaro © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Graham Vick stages his Marriage of Figaro in todays vulgarity, but he is not fully convincing.
***11
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