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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Bayreuth, Germany

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BayreuthRudolf Buchbinder plays all Beethoven Piano Concerts

Beethoven
Bamberg Symphony; Rudolf Buchbinder

BayreuthRudolf Buchbinder plays all Beethoven Piano Concerts

Beethoven
Bamberg Symphony; Rudolf Buchbinder

BayreuthTannhäuserNew production

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Valery Gergiev; Tobias Kratzer; Rainer Sellmaier; Stephen Milling; Stephen Gould

BayreuthLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Christian Thielemann; Yuval Sharon; Neo Rauch; Rosa Loy; Georg Zeppenfeld; Klaus Florian Vogt

BayreuthDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Philippe Jordan; Barrie Kosky; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Michael Volle; Günther Groissböck

BayreuthParsifal

Wagner: Parsifal
Semyon Bychkov; Uwe-Eric Laufenberg; Gisbert Jäkel; Jessica Karge; Ryan McKinny; Günther Groissböck
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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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Imprisoned by love: Bayreuth's Tristan und Isolde

Stephen Gould (Tristan), Christa Mayer (Brangäne) and Petra Lang (Isolde) © Enrico Nawrath
Despite a miscast Isolde, Wagner's operatic monument to love makes its mark in the production by the composer's great-grandaughter.
***11
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Twilight zone: a stirring Bayreuth Götterdämmerung

Stephanie Houtzeel, Christiane Kohl and Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Norns) © Enrico Nawrath
Frank Castorf's controversial but supremely well-cast Ring cycle is provocative to the last.
****1
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Croc work: Siegfried teases at Bayreuth

Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Ana Durlovski (Woodbird) © Enrico Nawrath
Visual references both incongruous and perceptive abound in the third instalment of Bayreuth's musically triumphant Ring cycle.
****1
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Die Walküre blazes at Bayreuth

Heidi Melton (Sieglinde) and Christopher Ventris (Siegmund) © Enrico Nawrath
Singing, orchestral playing and scenic portrayal all combine to make a highly memorable second instalment of Wagner's Ring.
*****
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