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DresdenJoyce Di Donato & Il Pomo D'Oro

© Brooke Shaden
Handel, Jommelli, Leo, Monteverdi, Purcell
Maxim Emelyanychev; Il Pomo d'Oro; Joyce DiDonato; Manuel Palazzo; Ralf Pleger

DresdenCandide

Bernstein: Candide
Andreas Schüller; Winfried Schneider; Staatsoperette Dresden; Mario Radicke; Renate Schmitzer; Maria Perlt; Richard Samek

DresdenPalastkonzerte: Bamberger Symphoniker – Hrůša – Hannigan

Abrahamsen, Bruckner
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Barbara Hannigan

DresdenCellomania: Lange Nacht des Cellos

Andreas Brantelid; Pablo Ferrández; Alban Gerhardt; David Geringas

DresdenLe nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

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

DresdenDresdner Festspielorchester – Bolton – Zehetmair

Brahms
Dresdner Festspielorchester; Ivor Bolton; Thomas Zehetmair
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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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Marek Janowski returns to Weber’s Euryanthe

Emily Magee and Catherine Foster among the cast for Euryanthe in Dresden © Björn Kadenbach
Emily Magee was in glowingly refulgent voice as the 'damsel in distress', Euryanthe, in this concert performance of Weber's rarity. 
****1
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