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BayreuthAndrea Marcon at the Margravial Opera House

© Marco Borggreve
Abel, Mozart, Clement, Schubert
Bamberg Symphony; Andrea Marcon; Chouchane Siranossian

BayreuthDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Philippe Jordan; Barrie Kosky; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Michael Volle; Johannes Martin Kränzle

BayreuthTannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Axel Kober; Tobias Kratzer; Rainer Sellmaier; Lise Davidsen; Ekaterina Gubanova

BayreuthDas RheingoldNew production

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Pietari Inkinen; Valentin Schwarz; Andrea Cozzi; Andy Besuch; Günther Groissböck; Raimund Nolte

BayreuthDie WalküreNew production

Wagner: Die Walküre
Pietari Inkinen; Valentin Schwarz; Andrea Cozzi; Andy Besuch; Klaus Florian Vogt; Georg Zeppenfeld

BayreuthLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Christian Thielemann; Yuval Sharon; Axel Kober; Rosa Loy; Neo Rauch; Andreas Schager
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Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Bayreuth take on Parsifal

Elena Panktratova (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Despite its enigmatic details, Bayreuth's Parsifal reaches a cathartic climax. 
****1
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Bayreuth's Lohengrin lacks electricity

Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Yuval Sharon's production returns to Bayreuth in a musically compelling performance. 
***11
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Kosky’s Meistersinger conquers Bayreuth again

Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther) and Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Kosky’s production manages to maintain all hallmarks of a 16th-century fairy tale, while juxtaposing them with questions of deep human, political and artistic problems. Regietheater at its best.
*****
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Tobias Kratzer's provocative Tannhäuser opens at Bayreuth

Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser), Elena Zhidkova (Venus) and Manni Laudenbach © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Yesterday, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, where devotees of Richard Wagner converge annually from all over the world, opened its doors again for this year’s festival. Traditionally presented on the first evening, the new production for this season was Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg (to use the opera’s full name), presented to a capacity audience.
***11
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Musically sublime, packed with ideas

Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser) © Enrico Nawrath
The label “most opera directors” does *not* apply to Barrie Kosky, who makes his Bayreuth debut with a Meistersinger that pulls no punches.
*****
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Bayreuth welcomes a new Parsifal

Ryan McKinny (Amfortas) © Enrico Nawrath
Uwe Eric Laufenberg sets his new staging of Wagner's final opera among the persecuted Christians of the contemporary Middle East – but avoids preaching.
****1
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