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Composer: Henze, Hans Werner (1926-2012)

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Year of birth1926
Year of death2012
NationalityGermany
Period20th century
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BerlinDie BassaridenNew production

Günter Papendell (Pentheus) and Sean Panikkar (Dionysus) © Monika Rittershaus
Henze: The Bassarids
Vladimir Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Katrin Lea Tag; Tanja Ariane Baumgartner; Margarita Nekrasova

Munich3. Festspiel–Kammerkonzert

3. Festspiel–Kammerkonzert
Mozart, Henze, Cerha, Weingartner
So-Young Kim; Matjaž Bogataj; Daniel Schmitt; Emanuel Graf

ViennaDas verratene MeerNew production

Henze: Das verratene Meer (The Ocean Betrayed)
Simone Young; Jossi Wieler; Vienna State Opera; Torsten Köpf; Anna Viebrock; Vera-Lotte Boecker; Josh Lovell

Frankfurt am MainDer Prinz von HomburgNew production

Henze: The Prince of Homburg (Der Prinz von Homburg)
Jonathan Darlington; Jens-Daniel Herzog; Oper Frankfurt; Johannes Schütz; Iurii Samoilov; Eric Laporte
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Nocturnal orgies versus controlled reason

Günter Papendell (Pentheus) and Sean Panikkar (Dionysus) © Monika Rittershaus
Sophisticated interpretation of The Bassarids by Hans Werner Henze at the Komische Oper Berlin
*****
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In rural New England, music from three centuries played with aplomb

William Sharp, baritone © Zachary Stephens
Smalltown Vermont is not to be second-guessed in Yellow Barn's top-rate program of Bach, Fauré, Hans Werner Henze and Kalevi Aho.
****1
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“The spirit of Margot” celebrated in The Royal Ballet's Fonteyn gala

Dame Darcey Bussell and Gary Avis in Ashton's Tango from Façade © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
A memorable and important event in the history of British ballet, sensitively and sentimentally performed. 
****1
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A sensitive and stylish new production of Phaedra

Hongni Wu (Phaedra) © ROH | Bill Cooper
A post-mortem fantasy that’s as compelling as it is confusing.
****1
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Davóne Tines saves the day in the Met Museum’s El Cimarrón

Davóne Tines © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
El Cimarrón proved worthy of both stage and museum, presenting the story of Esteban Montejo, born into slavery in Cuba in 1869 and later escaping to live in the forest.
****1
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