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Venue: Landestheater Linz

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AddressPromenade 39
4010 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
ContainsBlackBox
Großer Saal
Google maps48° 18' 13.969" N 14° 17' 0.112" E
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Hindemith's Die Harmonie der Welt in Linz

Seho Chang (Kepler) © Thilo Beu
Hindemith's opera, based on the life and theories of Johannes Kepler, is impressively realised by the Landestheater
****1
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Terra Nova larger than life at the Landestheater Linz

Michael Wagner (Titov) © Ursula Kaufmann
I can certainly attest that this was the closest I have ever felt to watching a 3-D thriller in Dolby Surround Sound whilst at the opera.
****1
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Carefully calculated, deliberately executed

Jacques le Roux (Alfredo) and Myung-Joo Lee (Violetta) © Olaf Struck
Robert Wilson's new production of La traviata in Linz succeeds in communicating the emotional depth of Verdi's tragedy despite his stylized minimalism.
***11
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Götterdammerung or The Ring returns to the Rhine

Elena Nebera (Brünnhilde) © Karl Forster
With Götterdämmerung the Linz Ring came to a controversial conclusion with a graphic depiction of Siegfried violently raping a defenceless Brünnhilde, and Hagen entertaining his father Alberich, and his mother.
***11
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The Linz Ring: Siegfried or Whither Wotan?

Gerd Grochowski (The Wanderer) © Karl Forster
Rewarding performances by Matthäus Schmidlechner as Mime and Lars Cleveman in the title role, plus Elena Nebera as Brünnhilde, made Richard Wagner’s Siegfried at the Landestheater Linz a joy.
***11
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Die Walküre or Wotan’s double dilemma

Gerd Grochowski (Wotan) © Karl Forster
Some beautiful singing from Michael Bedjai as Siegmund and Brit-Tone Müller as Sieglinde set a high standard in this Landestheater Linz production of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre.
*****
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The Linz Ring begins: Das Rheingold

Gerd Grochowski (Wotan) © Karl Forster
Gerd Grochowski made a stunning Wotan and Michael Bedjai a cheerful Loge in Landestheater Linz’s production of Das Rheingold.
***11
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