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

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LeipzigDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

© Tom Schulze
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Christoph Gedschold; Ralf Nürnberger; Oper Leipzig; Yadegar Asisi; Claudia Rühle; Patrick Vogel; Olena Tokar

LeipzigMadama Butterfly

© Kirsten Nijhof
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Felix Bender; Aron Stiehl; Oper Leipzig; Matthias Foremny; Frank Philipp Schlößmann; Sven Bindseil; Sae-Kyung Rim

LeipzigLa traviata

© Tom Schulze
Verdi: La traviata
Christoph Gedschold; Andreas Homoki; Oper Leipzig; Frank Philipp Schlößmann; Gabriele Jaenecke; Olga Jelínková; Olena Tokar

LeipzigL'elisir d'amore

© Kirsten Nijhof
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Felix Bender; Rolando Villazón; Oper Leipzig; Johannes Leiacker; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck; Olga Jelínková; Bianca Tognocchi

LeipzigSoto / Scholz / Schröder

Soto / Scholz / Schröder
Lang, Schumann, Copland
Cayetano Soto; Uwe Scholz; Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballett; Matthias Foremny; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

LeipzigSalome

© Kirsten Nijhof
Strauss R.: Salome
Ulf Schirmer; Aron Stiehl; Oper Leipzig; rosalie; Jennifer Holloway; Elisabet Strid
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An electrifying Carmen from Oper Leipzig

Leonardo Caimi (Don José) and Kathrin Göring (Carmen) © Kirsten Nijhof
With an excellent cast and sumptuous orchestral playing, Oper Leipzig delivers a vivid evening of enjoyment.
****1
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Gardiner steps into his Ring of Cantatas in Leipzig

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting in the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig © Bachfest Leipzig | Gert Mothes
A taste of the opening weekend in Leipzig’s marathon Bach Festival. 
****1
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Leipzig's Ring Cycle concludes with a satisfying Götterdämmerung

The piano becomes Siegfried's funeral berth © Tom Schulze
Despite some weakness in the main singers, the overall level of musical performances was consistently high in Leipzig, with a stark and effective production.
****1
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Magnificent singers, orchestra and production in a Leipzig Siegfried

Rúni Brattaberg (Fafner) © Tom Schulze
Siegfried in Leipzig succeeds on all fronts: an engaging production, a great ensemble of singers and a well-conducted orchestra.
****1
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Die Walküre is full of anxiety in Leipzig

Markus Marquardt (Wotan) and Eva Johansson (Brünnhilde), different cast © Tom Schulze
Die Walküre in Leipzig turns the family drama into a tragedy of fear and anxiety, with glimpse of hope at the end.
****1
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Humorous Das Rheingold in Leipzig

Stephan Klemm (Fasolt), James Moelenhoff Fafner), Sandra Trattnigg (Freia), Karin Lovelius Fricka) © Tom Schulze
Oper Leipzig's Das Rheingold unfolds with no set changes, giving Wagner's music plenty of opportunities to fuel the imagination.
***11
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