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Articles by Hugo Shirley

Hugo Shirley
Hugo Shirley
Sonya Yoncheva (Médée) © Bernd Uhlig

Smoke without fire: Cherubini's Medée fails to ignite at the Staatsoper

By , 09 October 2018
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Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de

Fleeting happiness: Robert Carsen's Tote Stadt at the Komische Oper

By , 08 October 2018
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas

Fantastic variations: Brett Dean's new Cello Concerto impresses at the Philharmonie

By , 06 October 2018
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Peter Seiffert (Tristan) © Matthias Horn (2011)

Musical riches at Deutsche Oper's Tristan und Isolde

By , 25 September 2018
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Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)

A dream staging: Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten arrives at the Staatsoper unter den Linden

By , 18 September 2018
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Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin

Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

By , 24 June 2018
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Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Bernd Uhlig

Sparks fail to fly at the Staatsoper Berlin's new Macbeth

By , 23 June 2018
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Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus

Simon Rattle's farewell Mahler 6 at the Philharmonie

By , 21 June 2018
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Jennifer Rivera (Rosina) and Colin Lee (Almaviva) © Monika Rittershaus (2010)

Finely etched: Berghaus' Barbiere at the Staatsoper

By , 26 May 2018
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Birgit Nilsson with Nina Stemme, 1996 © The Birgit Nilsson Foundation

“I would have hated to be mediocre”: Nina Stemme on winning the Birgit Nilsson Prize

By , 25 May 2018
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Anja Harteros (Elisabetta) © Bernd Uhlig (2013)

Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

By , 20 May 2018
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Birgit Nilsson as Turandot at The Met (1966) © Beth Bergman

Rutbert Reisch on the Birgit Nilsson Prize

By , 01 May 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus

Brilliance and grandeur: a rewarding programme from Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Phil

By , 14 April 2018
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Nina Stemme, Simon Rattle, Stuart Skelton and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus

An unforgettable Parsifal from Rattle, the Berlin Phil and a world-beating cast

By , 07 April 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) and Günter Papendell (Onegin) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de (2016)

A study in contrasts: Barrie Kosky's compelling Onegin returns to the Komische Oper

By , 31 March 2018
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Michael Volle (Sir John Falstaff) © Matthias Baus

Falstaff at the Festtage: Verdi's masterpiece in a new production at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 27 March 2018
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Ausrine Stundyte (Salome) and Christian Natter (Oscar Wilde) © Monika Rittershaus

The silvery light of the moon: Neuenfels' bloodless Salome at the Berliner Staatsoper

By , 10 March 2018
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Daniel Harding conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Eine Alpensinfonie © Stephan Rabold

Daniel Harding reaches the heights with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Schubert and Strauss

By , 03 March 2018
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Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus

Modified rapture: Tcherniakov's new Tristan und Isolde at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 13 February 2018
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Mariss Jansons © Stephan Rabold

Skittish Schumann and majestic Bruckner with Jansons and the Berlin Phil

By , 26 January 2018
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