In Review

May 2015

OPERA NEWS's critics travel the globe to bring you the latest reviews of operas from every corner of the opera-going world, from New York to Milan, London to Chicago, San Francisco to Berlin, Vienna to Houston.


North America

ATLANTARigoletto
Atlanta Opera
2/28/15
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CHICAGOTannhäuser
Lyric Opera of Chicago
2/9/15

CHICAGOThe Passenger
Lyric Opera of Chicago
2/24/15
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DETROITThe Merry Widow
Michigan Opera Theater
4/11/15
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HOUSTONDie Walküre 
Houston Grand Opera
4/30/15
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HOUSTONThe Magic Flute
Houston Grand Opera
1/20/15
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LOS ANGELESIl Barbiere di Siviglia
LA Opera
2/28/15
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LOS ANGELESThe Ghosts of Versailles
LA Opera
2/8/15

MADISON, WISweeney Todd
Madison Opera
2/8/15
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NEW YORK CITYFun Home
Circle in the Square Theater
4/22/15
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NEW YORK CITYIphigénie en Aulide
Met+Juilliard
2/10/15

NEW YORK CITYLa Donna del Lago
The Metropolitan Opera
2/16/15

NEW YORK CITYLiving on Love
Longacre Theatre
4/23/15
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NEW YORK CITYLe Nozze di Figaro
Juilliard Opera
4/24/15
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NEW YORK CITYOrlando
Whitebox Art Center
4/26/15
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NEW YORK CITYThe Rape of Lucretia
Juilliard Opera
2/18/15

NEW YORK CITYThe Visit
Lyceum Theatre
5/1/15
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OMAHAA Flowering Tree
Opera Omaha
2/13/15
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PHILADELPHIAAriadne auf Naxos
Curtis Opera Theater & Opera Philadelphia
3/4/15
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PHILADELPHIAOscar
Opera Philadelphia
2/11/15
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PHILADEPHIADon Carlo
Opera Philadelphia
4/29/15
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PORTLAND, ORCarmen
Portland Opera
2/6/15
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SAN DIEGODon Giovanni
San Diego Opera
2/20/15
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SAN FRANCISCODead Man Walking
Opera Parallèle
2/20/15
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SAN JOSEWhere Angels Fear to Tread
Opera San Jose
2/7/15

SEATTLESemele
Seattle Opera
2/21/15

ST. PAULL’Elisir d’Amore
Minnesota Opera
1/24/15
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WEST PALM BEACHEnemies, A Love Story
Palm Beach Opera
2/20/15

International

AMSTERDAMIl Viaggio a Reims
Dutch National Opera
1/29/15

BARCELONALa Voix Humaine & Una Voce in Off
Gran Teatre del Liceu
1/18/15
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BERLINEine Frau, die weiss, was sie will
Komische Oper Berlin
1/30/15
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FLORENCEI Puritani
Opera di Firenze
2/1/15
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GENOALucia di Lammermoor
Opera di Genova
3/1/15

LEEDSLe Nozze di Figaro
Opera North
1/30/15
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LIÈGEDie Lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Opéra Royal de Liège Wallonie
1/30/15
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LONDONThe Indian Queen
English National Opera
2/26/15
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LONDONThe Mastersingers of Nuremberg
English National Opera
1/21/15

LONDONThe Pirates of Penzance
English National Opera
5/9/14
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MADRIDHänsel und Gretel
Teatro Real
1/30/15
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MILANL’Incoronazione di Poppea
Teatro alla Scala
2/4/15
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MUNICHLes Liaisons Dangereuses
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz
2/22/15
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NANCYAleko & Francesca da Rimini
Opéra National de Lorraine
2/15/15
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PARISLes Fêtes Vénitiennes
Opéra Comique
2/1/15

TEL AVIVDie Bajadere
Israeli Opera
2/12/15
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VIENNAIl Barbiere di Siviglia
Theater an der Wien
2/27/15

VIENNALa Vie Parisienne
Wiener Volksoper
2/21/15
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Concerts and Recitals

NEW YORK CITYChristian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
2/24/15
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NEW YORK CITYJamie Barton & Bradley Moore
Zankel Hall
2/17/15
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NEW YORK CITYJessye Norman & Mark Markham
Carnegie Hall
2/14/15
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NEW YORK CITYJoyce DiDonato & Brentano String Quartet
Zankel Hall
2/5/15
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NEW YORK CITYMatthew Polenzani & Julius Drake
Lincoln Center’s Great Performers | Alice Tully Hall
2/4/15
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NEW YORK CITYThomas Hampson & Wolfram Rieger
Carnegie Hall
2/9/15
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