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Richard Wagner: a birthday playlist

It's Richard's birthday, and time for all good Gods, heroes and opera lovers to wake up and celebrate! 

Robert Lepage's Ring at the Met

An appraisal of Robert Lepage's controversial production of the Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera, in its revival in 2013.
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ViennaParsifalNeue Produktion

Wagner: Parsifal
Semyon Bychkov; Alvis Hermanis; Vienna State Opera; Ieva Jurjane; Nina Stemme; Christopher Ventris; Gerald Finley

BernTannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Kevin John Edusei; Calixto Bieito; Stadttheater Bern; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Liene Kinča; Claude Eichenberger

BerlinDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Donald Runnicles; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; Martina Welschenbach; Christina Sidak
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Musical performances stand out in Budapest Siegfried

The third installment of Géza M. Tóth's staging of the Ring, this Siegfried is visually striking, but it's only a strong cast, and above all Egils Silins' Wanderer, that makes it worth attending.
***11
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A glorious Meistersinger at La Scala

Daniele Gatti is the winner of the night, managing to draw an astounding outcome from a far from ideal cast.
****1
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Nuanced revival of McVicar's Tristan und Isolde

Sir David McVicar's production of Tristan und Isolde premiered at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2013, and was then recognized as a friendly platform for singers. Here it is freshly revived with a new cast.
****1
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