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AmsterdamDon Quichotte

Don Quichotte
Minkus: Don Quixote
Marius Petipa; Alexei Ratmansky; Dutch National Ballet; Marzio Conti; Jérôme Kaplan

RotterdamCore Classics: Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben

Strauss R.: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder

AmsterdamZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Haitink conducts A German Requiem

ZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Haitink conducts A German Requiem
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Michael Gläser; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Camilla Tilling; Hanno Müller-Brachmann; Bernard Haitink

AmsterdamIsabelle Faust plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto

© Felix Broede
Maier, Beethoven
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder; Isabelle Faust

UtrechtMet Simone Lamsma naar Hollywood

Kodály, Enescu, Korngold, Bernstein
Philharmonie Zuidnederland; Dmitry Liss; Simone Lamsma
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Traetta's Antigona a forceful Baroque drama in Amsterdam

Erika Simons (Antigona) © Jörg Landsberg
Tommaso Traetta’s Antigona is given a powerful staging, although not all the voices proved big enough for its mythical subject.
***11
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The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

Andrew Watts (Baba the Turk) and Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) © Monika Rittershaus
Virtuoso modern stagecraft and a fine cast combine in a very enjoyable, present-day Rake’s Progress.
****1
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Beernaert: Tabula Rasa

© Bob Karman
Isabelle Beernaert, famous from various Dutch tv shows and successful theatre tours, is back on stage with a new direction, to mixed results.
**111
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Tristan und Isolde smoulders at Dutch National Opera

Stephen Gould (Tristan), Ricarda Merbeth (Isolde) © DNO 2018
A strong cast, a lyrically simmering orchestra and lucid staging make this a Tristan und Isolde to treasure.
****1
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NDT2: Goecke / Inger / Ekman

NDT2's triple bill of contemporary ballet that featured works by Marco Goecke, Johan Inger and Alexander Ekman in Alkmaar drew an uneven reception.
***11
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