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Keris Nine
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A lightness of touch brings out the best of Britten's comic masterpiece at the Buxton Festival.

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The Buxton International Festival production of Verdi's Macbeth proves that the original 1847 version can be effective on its own terms, but not much else.

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The director of the National Theatre of Greece tries something new with Aida at La Monnaie... and succeeds. Available to view streaming on-line.

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Krzysztof Warlikowski explores the darkness and the beauty of Schreker's Die Gezeichneten.

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A new production of Pelléas et Mélisande at the Vienna State Opera proves that Debussy's opera can still reveal new depths.

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Franco Fagoli's countertenor Arsace brings an astonishing new dynamic to the Opéra national de Lorraine's production of Rossini's opera seria Semiramide.  Available to view streaming online.

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Pappano and Kaufmann hammer out Verdi's masterpiece, but it's Agresta who provides welcome balance in Keith Warner's incoherent production at the Royal Opera House.

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Reimann's Medea at the Komische in Berlin is still an assault on the ears but its purpose and meaning seems to have gained much in the seven years since its premiere.

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Playful direction from Mariame Clément, sensitive conducting by Christophe Rousset and marvellous singing performances from Elena Tsallagova and Vivica Genaux enliven this Cavalli opera at Strasbourg.  Streaming free on-line on Culturebox.

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Glyndebourne's Barber of Seville is out on DVD and BD and it's charming, amusing, pleasant and just a little bit bland...
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