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Articles by Katherine Syer

Katherine Syer
Katherine Syer
Brenda Rae (Ginevra) and Kyle Ketelsen (King of Scotland) © Cory Weaver

A vibrant, urgent Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 06 March 2019
*****
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Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus

Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare at Komische Oper

By , 16 July 2018
*****
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Die Gezeichneten © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de

Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score: Die Gezeichneten in Berlin

By , 15 July 2018
****1
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Jonas Hacker (Timothy Laughlin) © Todd Rosenberg

Paranoia and duplicity in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Fellow Travelers

By , 27 March 2018
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Christian Van Horn (Méphistophélès) © Cory Weaver

Méphistophélès, master puppeteer: a new Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 20 March 2018
****1
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Richard Troxell (Dan Leno) and Katherine Pracht (Elizabeth Cree) © Evan Hanover

Victorian murder mystery: Elizabeth Cree at Chicago Opera Theater

By , 12 February 2018
****1
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Dennis Petersen (Father Grenville) and Catherine Martin (Sister Helen) © Cory Weaver

Arrestingly effective: Dead Man Walking at Minnesota Opera

By , 30 January 2018
****1
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Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) © Cory Weaver

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 09 November 2017
****1
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Andriana Chuchman (Eurydice) © Todd Rosenberg

John Neumeier's Orphée et Eurydice a bold season opener for the Lyric Opera

By , 26 September 2017
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Norbert Ernst (Loge), Egils Silins (Wotan) and Markus Eiche (Donner) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn

Indulgence and corruption: Bechtolf's Ring returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 02 May 2017
***11
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Petra Lang (Isolde) and Stephen Gould (Tristan) © Wiener Staatsoper | Ashley Taylor

Nuanced revival of McVicar's Tristan und Isolde at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 14 March 2017
****1
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Matteo Loi (Toante) © Herwig Prammer

Slaughter on Tauris: Handel's Oreste at the Kammeroper

By , 08 March 2017
****1
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Lack of emotional connection in Pique Dame in Budapest

By , 06 March 2017
**111
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Anna Prohaska © Monika Rittershaus

All the world’s a stage in Mariame Clément's take on The Fairy Queen in Vienna

By , 24 January 2017
****1
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Theresa Krügl (Cinderella) and Alma Deutscher © Rolf Bock

Alma Deutscher's Cinderella reaches the stage in Vienna

By , 06 January 2017
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Cecilia Bartoli (Alcina) © Monika Rittershaus

Zürich revives Loy's magnificently entertaining Alcina

By , 06 January 2017
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Véronique Gens (Iphigénie) © Guergana Damianova | Opéra National de Paris

Warlikowski's provocative staging of Iphigénie en Tauride a theatrical experience in Paris

By , 05 December 2016
***11
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Günter Haumer (Count Almaviva), David Steffens (Figaro) and Melba Ramos (Countess Almaviva) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien

An uncluttered Figaro at the Volksoper

By , 15 November 2016
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Angela Denoke (Nina) and Sergei Leiferkus (Tito) © Monika Rittershaus

Eötvös' Senza Sangue: at last, a real partner for Bluebeard's Castle

By , 10 November 2016
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The Mine © Péter Rákossy

Rautavaara's The Mine marks 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution

By , 26 October 2016
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