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Siegfried © Monika Rittershaus (2012)
Berlin

Siegfried as chamber opera at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 11 September 2019
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Die Walküre © Monika Rittershaus (2011)
Berlin

Michael Volle excels in a Walküre to remember in Berlin

By , 08 September 2019
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Das Rheingold © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

A promising start to Staatsoper Berlin's Ring revival

By , 07 September 2019
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther) and Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Who is on trial anyway? Kosky’s Meistersinger conquers Bayreuth again

By , 27 July 2019
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Anna Smirnova (Abigaille) and Michael Volle (Nabucco) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

A new Nabucco on the block in Zurich

By , 23 June 2019
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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
Amsterdam

An unfussy, memorable War Requiem from Noseda and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 11 October 2018
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Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)
Munich

Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

By , 30 September 2018
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Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Berlin

A dream staging: Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten arrives at the Staatsoper unter den Linden

By , 16 September 2018
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Anna Netrebko (Tosca) and Michael Volle (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

High Cs to burn: Netrebko stars in The Met’s new, hot-blooded Tosca

By , 30 April 2018
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Michael Volle (Sir John Falstaff) © Matthias Baus
Berlin

Falstaff at the Festtage: Verdi's masterpiece in a new production at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 25 March 2018
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John Daszak (Herod) and Malin Byström (Salome) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

By , 08 January 2018
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Michael Volle (Montfort) and Bryan Hymel (Henri) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
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Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Musically sublime, packed with ideas: Kosky's Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2017
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Michael Volle (The Dutchman) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Thrilling Flying Dutchman at the Met under Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By , 04 May 2017
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Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

A glorious Meistersinger from Harry Kupfer at La Scala

By , 19 March 2017
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Christine Goerke © Pierre Gautreau Photography
Amsterdam

Christine Goerke's superb Brünnhilde at the Concertgebouw

By , 09 December 2016
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) and Michael Volle (Orest) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Chéreau's Elektra arrives in Berlin

By , 23 October 2016
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The Flying Dutchman © Toni Suter & Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

A murky tumult: Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in Zurich

By , 20 February 2016
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Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Angela Gheorghiu stars in a traditional Tosca in Vienna

By , 07 February 2016
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Michael Volle (Wozzeck) and Ricarda Merbeth (Marie) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

An expressionistic Wozzeck: Jürgen Flimm's old classic closes the season at La Scala

By , 06 November 2015
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Michael Volle (Scarpia) and Anja Kampe (Tosca) © Clarchen Baus 2014
Berlin

Two Toscas a century apart in Berlin

By , 13 October 2015
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Vienna

A Lenten lament: St Matthew Passion at the Konzerthaus

By , 28 March 2015
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Munich

An unconventional Guillaume Tell in Munich has no heroes

By , 18 January 2015
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Berlin

A bewildering Tosca at Berlin's Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

By , 03 October 2014
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Rotterdam

Knight Errant: Brahms’ Beautiful Magelone in Rotterdam

By , 10 May 2014
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New York City

Otto Schenk's Arabella is dusted down at the Met

By , 03 April 2014
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London

All round excellence in the Royal Opera's Tosca

By , 02 March 2013
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London

Power and control in the Royal Opera's Aida

By , 30 March 2011
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Werner Kmetitsch
Frankfurt am Main

Messerscharfe Klänge: konzertante Elektra in der Alten Oper Frankfurt

By , 15 March 2019
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Anja Harteros (Arabella) et Constantin Trinks © Vincent Pontet / Bayerische Staatsoper
Paris

Arabella sublimée par Anja Harteros au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

By , 11 January 2019
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Berlin

„Auf dem Trümmerfeld der Musikgeschichte“: Runnicles dirigiert Zimmermann und Wagner in Berlin

By , 05 September 2018
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Ton Koopman © Foppe Schut
Munich

Zwischen Neu und Alt: Bachs Weihnachtsoratorium mit den Münchner Philharmonikern

By , 07 December 2017
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Das Rheingold konzertant im Dortmunder Konzerthaus © Pascal Amos
Dortmund

Janowski für Hengelbrock: NDR-Rheingold als gewünschtes Konzertant-Intermezzo zu Bayreuth

By , 29 May 2017
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© Emilie Brouchon | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Die Zauberflöte de Carsen : un onirisme noir servi par une distribution lumineuse

By , 23 January 2017
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Martina Janková (Despina) und Michael Volle (Don Alfonso) © Ruth Walz | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

So machen es alle - oder doch nicht? Così bei den Salzburger Festspielen

By , 29 July 2016
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Michael Volle (Amfortas) und Falk Struckmann (Gurnemanz) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Österliches Wagnerfest: Parsifal an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 24 March 2016
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Philippe Jordan © Johannes Ifkovits
Vienna

Geht es auch ohne Originalklang? Johann Sebastian Bachs h-Moll-Messe im Wiener Konzerthaus

By , 19 March 2016
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Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (Herodias) und Catherine Naglstad (Salome) © Monika Rittershaus | Deutsche Oper
Berlin

Personenpuzzle Salome: Von Jochanaan zu Jedermann

By , 24 January 2016
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