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

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LeipzigBeethoven / Ravel

Beethoven / Ravel
New Work
Uwe Scholz; Stanton Welch; Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Wolfgang Manz; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

LeipzigLa fanciulla del WestNew production

© Kirsten Nijhof
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Ulf Schirmer; Cusch Jung; Oper Leipzig; Karin Fritz; Anja Kampe; Gaston Rivero

LeipzigTurandot

© Tom Schulze
Puccini: Turandot
Felix Bender; Balázs Kovalik; Oper Leipzig; Heike Scheele; Sebastian Ellrich; Mlada Khudoley; Leonardo Caimi

LeipzigElektra

© Tom Schulze
Strauss R.: Elektra
Ulf Schirmer; Peter Konwitschny; Oper Leipzig; Hans-Joachim Schlieker; Catherine Foster; Karin Lovelius

LeipzigDer Karnival der Tiere

© Kirsten Nijhof
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux
Alexei Ratmansky; Bjarte Emil Wedervang Bruland; Leipziger Ballet; Christina Geißler; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

LeipzigRigoletto

© Tom Schulze
Verdi: Rigoletto
Christoph Gedschold; Anthony Pilavachi; Oper Leipzig; Tatjana Ivschina; Dalibor Jenis; Devid Cecconi
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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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An outstanding debut in new Leipzig Salome

Elisabet Strid (Salome) © Kirsten Nijhof
In a state of almost child-like transfiguration and fulfilment, Strid's voice fully encompassed the extremes of the last scene.
****1
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