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Krassimira Stoyanova (Ariadne) and Stephen Gould (Bacchus) © Ludwig Olah
Dresden

A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

By , 12 December 2018
*****
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Tokyo

Sumptous Schumann from the Staatskapelle Dresden in Tokyo

By , 01 November 2018
***11
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Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

By , 04 February 2018
***11
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Gerhard Siegel (Mime) and Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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Vitalij Kowaljow (Wotan) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Valkyries scramble over theatre seats as Semperoper Dresden's Ring advances

By , 30 January 2018
***11
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Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

By , 29 January 2018
***11
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Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

A stunning Götterdämmerung in Dresden

By , 01 November 2017
****1
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Paris

Autumnal Strauss, then a bracing mountain trek with the Staatskapelle Dresden in Paris

By , 19 May 2017
****1
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Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann © Matthias Creutziger
Hamburg

Tread softly but carry a big stick: Thielemann's way with Wagner

By , 06 February 2017
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Gidon Kremer © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Berlin

Ghosts of past and present at Berlin's Philharmonie

By , 09 December 2016
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Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden © Matthias Creutziger
Tokyo

Impressive Beethoven, but Thielemann fails to scale the peaks of Strauss' Alpine Symphony in Tokyo

By , 22 November 2016
***11
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Christian Thielemann and Nikolaj Znaider with the Staatskapelle Dresden © BBC | Oliver Killig
London

Prom 72: Keeping heritage alive: Znaider's top-drawer Beethoven with the Staatskapelle Dresden

By , 08 September 2016
****1
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Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden at the Proms © Oliver Killig
London

Prom 71: Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden show their class

By , 07 September 2016
****1
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Stephen Gould (Tristan), Christa Mayer (Brangäne) and Petra Lang (Isolde) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Imprisoned by love: a thought-provoking Tristan und Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival

By , 01 August 2016
***11
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Anna Netrebko (Elsa) and Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin) © Daniel Koch
Dresden

Anna Netrebko's dream Elsa in Dresden Lohengrin

By , 29 May 2016
*****
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Isolde) and Stephen Gould (Tristan) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Diffuse new production of Tristan und Isolde opens 2015 Bayreuth Festival

By , 25 July 2015
***11
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Sara Jakubiak (Agathe), Christina Landshamer (Ännchen) and Michael König (Max) © Matthias Creutziger | Semperoper Dresden
Dresden

“Six shall obey, the seventh betray": the Semperoper's new production of Weber's Freischütz

By , 03 May 2015
****1
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Bayreuth

Christian Thielemann leads Bayreuth Orchestra "like a precision machine" in The Flying Dutchman

By , 08 August 2014
****1
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Dresden

Thielemann brings Verdi's Simon Boccanegra to life

By , 30 May 2014
*****
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Salzburg

The Vienna Philharmonic find form in Bruckner – eventually – at Salzburg Festival

By , 11 August 2013
***11
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New York City

An unconvincing Bruckner 8 from Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden

By , 19 April 2013
***11
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New York City

Der Thielemann brings the Staatskapelle Dresden and Brahms to New York

By , 17 April 2013
****1
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Dresden

A feast of Brahms in Dresden with Thielemann and Batiashvili

By , 07 April 2013
****1
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Dresden

The highs and lows of Stefan Herheim's Manon Lescaut at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 02 March 2013
***11
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Dresden

Christian Thielemann launches his Brahms cycle in Dresden

By , 14 October 2012
****1
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Grafenegg

Grafenegg Festival: Christian Thielemann conducts Bruckner

By , 08 September 2012
****1
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Bayreuth

Musically outstanding but landlocked: Der Fliegende Holländer in Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2012
****1
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Salzburg

The Salzburg Festival's Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 01 August 2011
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Christian Thielemann © Matthias Creutziger
Lucerne

Liszt in Sibirien? Brahms in der Oper? – Denis Matsuev, Thielemann und die Staatskapelle Dresden

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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Christian Thielemann © Matthias Creutzinger
Berlin

Beethovens Missa solemnis: Frieden in der Musik

By , 14 December 2017
****1
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Renée Fleming © Jonathan Tichler
Madrid

Thielemann, Fleming y Staatskapelle Dresden (II): el crepúsculo entona sus canciones

By , 17 May 2017
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El pianista Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
Madrid

Thielemann, Trifonov y Staatskapelle Dresden (I): hacia la música de un nuevo mundo

By , 16 May 2017
****1
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Christoph Thielemann und die Staatskapelle Dresden © Matthias Creutziger
Munich

Wunderharfen: Igor Levit und die Sächsische Staatskapelle zu Gast in München

By , 11 September 2016
****1
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Anna Netrebko (Elsa) und Piotr Beczala (Lohengrin) © Daniel Koch | Semperoper Dresden
Dresden

Mein lieber Schwan: Netrebko und Beczala erobern den Wagner-Kontinent

By , 29 May 2016
****1
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Christian Thielemann, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Anne-Sophie Mutter & Staatskapelle Dresden © Wolfgang Lienbacher | Osterfestspiele Salzburg
Salzburg

Staraufgebot Mutter-Harrell-Bronfman erntet in Salzburg Riesenjubel

By , 21 March 2016
****1
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Dorothea Röschmann (Desdemona), José Cura (Otello) und Chor © Forster | Osterfestspiele Salzburg
Salzburg

Salzburger Osterfestspiele starten mit minimalistischem Otello

By , 19 March 2016
***11
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Ileana Tonca (Gretel) und Daniela Sindram (Hänsel) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Hänsel und Gretel an der Wiener Staatsoper - Ein Klangmärchen

By , 26 November 2015
****1
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Salzburg

Konzert für Salzburg - Konzert für Jedermann mit der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden

By , 02 April 2015
***11
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Berlin

Eine Reise durch die Gefühlswelt: Thielemann dirigiert Brahms' Deutsches Requiem in der Philharmonie

By , 22 January 2015
****1
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Berlin

Ein perfektes Paar: Christian Thielemann und die Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 16 January 2015
****1
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Berlin

Christian Thielemann präsentiert Meisterinterpretationen von Gubaidulina und Bruckner

By , 05 September 2014
*****
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