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Articles by Hugo Shirley

Hugo Shirley
Hugo Shirley
Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig

Einspringer save the day in a joyous Staatsoper Meistersinger

By , 16 April 2019
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Lauri Vasar, Goran Jurić, Violeta Urmana, Aida Garifullina (Luisa) und Bogdan Volkov © Ruth and Martin Walz

Champagne without the fizz: Tcherniakov's new Betrothal in a Monastery in Berlin

By , 15 April 2019
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Mick Morris Mehnert and David Butt Philip (Der Zwerg) © Monika Ritterhaus

Zemlinsky takes centre stage in Deutsche Oper’s Der Zwerg

By , 26 March 2019
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Anna Thorvaldsdottir © Saga Sigurdardottir

Exploring extremes: a rich, rewarding programme from Alan Gilbert and the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 26 January 2019
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Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic © Markus Werner

Musical wonders: the Vienna Philharmonic brings Bruckner and Mozart to Berlin

By , 20 December 2018
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Teodor Currentzis © Olya Runyova

Cool brilliance: Currentzis conducts Mahler at the Philharmonie

By , 07 December 2018
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi

Tales of the unexpected: Ticciati and Tetzlaff at the Philharmonie

By , 19 November 2018
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Daniel Barenboim plays at the Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik

Conviction and courage: Barenboim kicks off his Beethoven cycle at the Pierre Boulez Saal

By , 29 October 2018
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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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Tristan und Isolde © Bettina Stöß (2014)

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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Don Carlo © Barbara Aumüller

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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