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Articles by Ako Imamura

Ako Imamura
Ako Imamura
Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona) and Stuart Skelton (Otello) © Lucie Jansch

Quiet tragedy: Robert Wilson's Otello explores depths of emotion in Baden-Baden

By , 17 April 2019
****1
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Iván Fischer © Jennifer Taylor

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra deliver astonishing Bartók at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 April 2019
*****
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Joyce DiDonato (Sesto) and Elza van den Heever (Vitellia) © Jonathan Tichler | Met Opera

Splendid ensemble in The Met's revival of La clemenza di Tito

By , 31 March 2019
****1
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Dolora Zajick (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera (2009)

Amneris is the star of the Met's Aida revival

By , 08 January 2019
***11
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Jacquelyn Wagner (Euryanthe) and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir © Monika Rittershaus

A psychological drama: Weber's Euryanthe in Vienna

By , 30 December 2018
****1
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Heiko Börner (Tristan) and Annemarie Kremer (Isolde) © Reinhard Winkler

A memorable recreation: Tristan und Isolde arrives in Linz from Bayreuth

By , 27 December 2018
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Alex Esposito © Bettina Stöß

A Mixed Evening at Deutsche Oper Berlin's new Les Contes d'Hoffmann

By , 16 December 2018
***11
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Ariadne) and Stephen Gould (Bacchus) © Ludwig Olah

A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

By , 13 December 2018
*****
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La traviata © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

The Met welcomes Nézet-Séguin with a new Traviata

By , 06 December 2018
****1
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Pretty Yende (Leïla) and Javier Camarena (Nadir) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

The Pearl Fishers: a lackluster evening at The Met

By , 18 November 2018
***11
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Erika Gál (The Queen of Sheba) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera

Goldmark's The Queen of Sheba a rare Hungarian delight in New York

By , 04 November 2018
***11
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Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) © Scott Suchman

Venera Gimadieva leads a moving Traviata in DC

By , 23 October 2018
****1
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Paul) © Bernd Uhlig (2015)

Hamburg's Die Tote Stadt: excellent singing but muddled staging

By , 14 October 2018
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Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)

Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

By , 02 October 2018
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Anna Netrebko (Aida) and Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

At The Met, Netrebko triumphs as Aida, with Rachvelishvili a powerful rival

By , 27 September 2018
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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigòlo © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

Fresh talent breathes new life into The Met's traditional Bohème

By , 26 September 2018
****1
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David Portillo (Pasquale) and Elena Sancho Pereg (Eurilla) © Wilfried Hösl

Reality and fantasy in a new production of Orlando Paladino in Munich

By , 27 July 2018
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Gerhard Siegel and Nina Stemme © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra

Stupendous Tristan und Isolde in Cleveland with Stemme and Welser-Möst

By , 01 May 2018
*****
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Parsifal © Hans Jörg Michel

An unforgettable Good Friday Parsifal in Mannheim's historic production

By , 31 March 2018
*****
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt

New York Philharmonic shines in a concert performance of Die Walküre

By , 16 February 2018
***11
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