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Dogeball: “I Due Foscari” at Teatro Alla Scala

Dogeball: “I Due Foscari” at Teatro Alla Scala

Luca Salsi, Anna Pirozzi, Francesco Meli, and Michele Mariotti make a strong case for Verdi’s “I Due Foscari” at Teatro alla Scala.

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The Sound and the Furies: Handel’s “Orlando” at Carnegie Hall

The Sound and the Furies: Handel’s “Orlando” at Carnegie Hall

The English Concert, in their annual Carnegie Hall operatic appearance, never fails to impress, and intelligent, confident music making at Sunday’s performance of Handel’s Orlando made a sterling case for Baroque opera as exciting theater.

Magic Virtues: “Don Pasquale” at the Metropolitan Opera

Magic Virtues: “Don Pasquale” at the Metropolitan Opera

Winning performances by Javier Camarena and Eleonora Buratto dominate this uneven-yet-enjoyable revival of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” at the Met.