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Beethoven: Fidelio

Beethoven: Fidelio

Melanie Diener (Leonore); Roberto Saccà (Florestan); Sandra Trattnigg (Marzelline); Alfred Muff (Rocco); Lucio Gallo (Don Pizarro);

Belarbi: LA BÊTE ET LA BELLE (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) Ballet du Capitole

Belarbi: LA BÊTE ET LA BELLE (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) Ballet du Capitole

Julie Loria (The Beauty ); Takafumi Watanabe (The Beast );

"Times Argus" (…all the markings of one of the classic ballets: It had romance, spectacle and drama, and it was beautiful.)

Bellini: I Puritani

Bellini: I Puritani

Mariola Cantarero (Elvira); John Osborn (Lord Arturo Talbo); Scott Hendricks (Sir Riccardo Forth); Riccardo Zanellato (Sir Giorgio);

"It is rare indeed to find a performance of a Bellini opera these days, and with its vertiginous lead roles Puritani is rarer than most. But it is such a treat!...Scott Hendricks’ baritone is honeyed and mellifluous. His aria and cabaletta in the opening scene are really beautiful, and he rises to the challenge of his duet with Arturo with thrilling skill." (Seen and Heard International)

Bellini: Norma

Bellini: Norma

Hasmik Papian (Norma); Hugh Smith (Pollione); Irini Tsirakidis (Adalgisa); Giorgio Giuseppini (Oroveso); Anna Steiger (Clotilde); Carlo Bosi (Flavio);

"Norma. Diva. Callas. Three keywords that are the core of Joosten’s staging. A diva in a Callas costume who, as Norma, loses her way in the labyrinths of the opera world and who can no longer distinguish between the drama on stage and reality. Joosten’s stage interpretation offers interesting contemplations on opera business and on the role and character of a star soprano in a typical Callas situation...The story starts as an opera in an opera, but gradually the boundaries between theatre and reality become more and more ambivalent… great class!" (Trouw)

BENJAMIN: WRITTEN ON SKIN (Royal Opera House)

BENJAMIN: WRITTEN ON SKIN (Royal Opera House)

Christopher Purves (Protector); Barbara Hannigan (Agnès); Bejun Mehta (First Angel/Boy); Victoria Simmonds (Second Angel/Marie); Allan Clayton (Third Angel/John); Martin Crimp (Text); George Benjamin (Conductor); Katie Mitchell (Director);

"Le Monde" (Magic and irresistible ... It is the best opera written over the last twenty years.)