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Sarah Tynan (Hanna) © Clive Barda
London

Vienna goes to Broadway for ENO's Merry Widow

By , 01 March 2019
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Taylor Stayton, Nikolay Borchev, Michèle Losier, Renato Girolami © Xavi Montojo
Edinburgh

La Cenerentola at Edinburgh Festival: comic direction to savour from Stefan Herheim

By , 24 August 2018
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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Barbe-bleue) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

A boisterous romp in Offenbach's Bluebeard at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 23 March 2018
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Claudia Boyle (Violetta) © Catherine Ashmore
London

More croce than delizia: Daniel Kramer’s new Traviata offers entertainment but little heart

By , 16 March 2018
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Hrachuhí Bassénz (Norma) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

By , 20 January 2018
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Tara Erraught (Carlotta), Brenda Rae (Aminta) and Pavol Breslik (Henry Morosus) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die schweigsame Frau: a commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

By , 15 November 2017
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Rachel Sterrenberg (Pamina) © Kelly & Massa Photography
Philadelphia

Magicking Flutes – and pink elephants – in the Roaring Twenties in Philadelphia

By , 15 September 2017
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Thorsten Grümbel (Sarastro) and Johannes Preißinger (Monostatos) © Hans Jörg Michel
Düsseldorf

Primo il cinema e poi la musica: Die Zauberflöte in Düsseldorf

By , 27 May 2017
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Katerina Tretyakova (Lucia) © Brinkhoff-Mögenburg
Hamburg

Closer to St. Trinian’s than Braveheart: Lucia in Hamburg

By , 13 May 2017
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Anna Goryachova (Cenerentola) and Taylor Stayton (Don Ramiro) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Rossini ex machina: Stefan Herheim’s Cenerentola in Oslo

By , 21 January 2017
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Wiener Staatsoper: Tri Sestri © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Péter Eötvös' Tri Sestri Receives Raucous Premiere at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 06 March 2016
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Munich

Silence is silver, singing is golden: Strauss' Silent Woman in Munich

By , 25 September 2014
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© Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Caustique Blaubart au Komische Oper de Berlin

By , 13 July 2018
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© Jean-Pierre Maurin
Lyon

Une Cenerentola rutilante : Cendrillon fait les ménages à Lyon

By , 15 December 2017
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© Iko Freese
Paris

À l’Opéra Comique, La Flûte Enchantée fait un carto(o)n

By , 09 November 2017
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Die Zauberflöte © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Zum wiederholten Male großes Kino: Barrie Koskys Zauberflöte an der Komischen Oper Berlin

By , 29 October 2016
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La soprano Sophie Bevan (Pamina) y el barítono Joan Martín-Royo (Papageno) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

La flauta mágica en el Real: el cine como prodigio

By , 19 January 2016
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