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BerlinJuraj Valčuha & Stefan Jackiw

Strauss R., Korngold, Webern
Konzerthausorchester Berlin; Juraj Valčuha; Stefan Jackiw

BerlinDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Ivan Repušić; Christian Spuck; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Noel Bouley; Michael Volle

BerlinSinfoniekonzert 7: Ainārs Rubiķis und Tzimon Barto

Sinfoniekonzert 7: Ainārs Rubiķis und Tzimon Barto
Debussy, Rachmaninov, Honegger, Scriabin
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin; Ainārs Rubiķis; Tzimon Barto

BerlinParsifal

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Donald Runnicles; Philipp Stölzl; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Kathi Maurer; Sir Simon Keenlyside; Derek Welton

BerlinCANCELLED until 19 April: Fiddler on the Roof

© Iko Freese
Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Otto Pichler

BerlinTristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Donald Runnicles; Graham Vick; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Paul Brown; Iréne Theorin; Stephen Gould
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An immensely dramatic opera: Le Prophète in Berlin

Gregory Kunde (Jean de Leyde), Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017 © Bettina Stöss
Meyerbeer's tale of the Anabaptist rebellion in the 16th-century religious wars proves to be a powerful thriller, with Clémentine Margaine and Gregory Kunde leading a very strong singing cast.
****1
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Enter Achilles danced by Rambert in Berlin

Enter Achilles © Miguel Altunaga
Masculinity, nothing or very little has changed: Enter Achilles is danced by Rambert at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. 
*****
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More glitter than gold: the Berliner Staatsoper's new Rosenkavalier

Camilla Nylund (Marschallin) © Ruth Walz

Another opera novice struggles in the Staatsoper's new Rosenkavalier, while Zubin Mehta's leaden conducting proves a burden.

***11
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An enchanting new Midsummer Night’s Dream at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Jeanine De Bique (Helena), Karis Tucker (Hermia) and Jami Reid-Quarrell (Puck) © Bettina Stöß
Deutsche Oper Berlin’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delightful and whimsical homage to Britten’s masterpiece. The orchestra, soloists and children’s chorus performed with energy and charm under the baton of Donald Runnicles.
***11
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Sir John Falstaff as a Berliner in Mario Martone’s Staatsoper staging

Falstaff © Matthias Baus (2018)
Zubin Mehta leads a great cast in a revival of a successful production of Verdi's Falstaff at the Staatsoper in Berlin
****1
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Exhilarating focus: Petrenko conducts Mahler's Sixth in Berlin

Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker © Stephan Rabold
The Berliner Philharmoniker's new chief takes on a Rattle party piece and delivers a thrillingly lucid and focused tour de force
****1
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