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

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DresdenDie Lustige Witwe

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Stefan Soltesz; Jérôme Savary; Dresden State Opera; Ezio Toffolutti; Michel Dussarrat; Kurt Schreibmayer; Stefan Sevenich

Dresden6. Symphoniekonzert

Mendelssohn, Bruckner
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Christian Thielemann; Frank Peter Zimmermann

DresdenDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider; Achim Freyer; Dresden State Opera; Felix Krieger; Moritz Gnann

DresdenLe nozze di Figaro

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Moritz Gnann; Johannes Erath; Dresden State Opera; Katrin Connan; Birgit Wentsch; Sebastian Wartig; Christoph Pohl

DresdenPalastkonzerte: Cappella Andrea Barca & Sir András Schiff

Mozart
Cappella Andrea Barca; Sir András Schiff

DresdenSemperoper Ballet: Carmen (Johan Inger)

Bizet: Carmen
Johan Inger; SemperOper Ballett Dresden
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A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

Krassimira Stoyanova (Ariadne) and Stephen Gould (Bacchus) © Ludwig Olah
Christian Thielemann led a memorable performance of Strauss's chamber opera Ariadne auf Naxos with a strong cast in a new straightforward production by David Hermann.
*****
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Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
With a plethora of theatre seats, stools and benches it was as if Willy Decker and Wolfgang Gussman had been elected ‘Chair-men of the bored”.
***11
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Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

Gerhard Siegel (Mime) and Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Klaus Gigga
The third installment of Semperoper Dresden’s Ring des Nibelungen cycle ups the ante with an outstanding ensemble performance.
****1
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Valkyries scramble over theatre seats

Vitalij Kowaljow (Wotan) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra are let down by sub-optimal singers in Willy Deckers chair-laden production of  Die Walküre
***11
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All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Wagner demands vocal resilience from the large cast of singers in Das Rheingold, but Willy Decker wants strong thigh muscles as well.
***11
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Nostalgia and neurosis as Die tote Stadt returns to the Semperoper after nearly a century

Christoph Pohl (Frank/Fritz) and Manuela Uhl (Marietta) © David Baltzer
In a score that can be a Technicolor wallow, Jurowski’s sure sense of dramatic pulse and balance, encompassed the brash dance rhythms, religious grandeur, vivid tone painting and the extremes of dissonance.
*****
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