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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker © Stephan Rabold
Berlin

A new era: Kirill Petrenko's new energy proves irresistible at the Philharmonie

By , 23 August 2019
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Nurse), Camilla Nylund (Empress), Nina Stemme (Dyer's wife) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pohn
Vienna

Girl power rules: Vienna State Opera celebrates its 150 years with Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 25 May 2019
****1
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Hrachuhí Bassénz (Marie) and Pavol Breslik (Hans) © Semperoper Dresden/Ludwig Olah
Dresden

Folk rhythms and changing times in German language version of Smetana's Bartered Bride

By , 25 April 2019
***11
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Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Sydney

“Ridiculous and detestable?" Not on Suzuki’s guard: Beethoven's Mass in C in Sydney

By , 11 April 2018
****1
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Anna Gabler (Arabella) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Putting frippery before Freud: Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s Arabella at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 14 December 2017
***11
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Regine Hangler (Daphne) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Dreams and reality: a brilliant Daphne in Vienna

By , 04 December 2017
****1
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Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, soloists and Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in a glowing performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor

By , 04 February 2017
****1
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Myrtò Papatanasiu (Alcina) and Rachel Frenkel (Ruggiero) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Baroque sorcery: Handel's Alcina returns to the Staatsoper

By , 20 October 2016
****1
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Miriam Albano (Annio), Margarita Gritskova (Sesto) and Benjamin Bruns (Tito) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Jürgen Flimm’s La clemenza di Tito loses the plot in Vienna

By , 29 March 2016
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Lise Lindstrom (Salome) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Lise Lindstrom triumphs in a vintage production of Salome in Vienna

By , 07 December 2015
****1
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Bayreuth

Uncontroversial Flying Dutchman serves as light relief at Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2015
****1
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Vienna

An overthought, underperformed Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 16 June 2015
***11
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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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Vienna

Vaudeville and shadow puppets: Die Zauberflöte in Vienna

By , 09 June 2014
***11
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New York City

Faith, Death, and Mozart: the Pittsburgh Symphony at Spring For Music

By , 10 May 2014
****1
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Vienna

Die Zauberflöte at the Vienna Staatsoper a mixed bag

By , 20 November 2013
***11
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Vienna

Gluck's Alceste at the Vienna Staatsoper: Chronicle of a death foretold

By , 15 November 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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Valery Gergiev © Bernhard Buerklin
Munich

Valery Gergiev sticht mit einem konzertanten Holländer in See

By , 15 May 2018
****1
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Laurence Equilbey © Julien Mignot
Essen

Ungekrönte Krönung: Laurence Equilbeys Mozartliturgie fehlt die letzte chorische Frische

By , 18 September 2016
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Benjamin Bruns (David) und Jonas Kaufmann (Walther von Stolzing) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Zwölfte Premiere der Meistersinger von Nürnberg an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 16 May 2016
****1
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Strasbourg

Version "vintage" de La Clémence de Titus par l'Opéra National du Rhin

By , 08 February 2015
****1
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