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Bo Skovhus (Šiškov) and Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

By , 26 May 2018
***11
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Atalla Ayan (Faust) and Adam Palka (Méphistophélès) © Thomas Aurin
Stuttgart

The devil is in the detail: Gounod's Faust in Stuttgart

By , 03 November 2016
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Stephanie Houtzeel, Christiane Kohl and Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Norns) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Twilight zone: Bayreuth's Ring ends with a stirring Götterdämmerung

By , 31 July 2016
****1
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Ana Durlovski (Woodbird) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Croc work: Siegfried teases at Bayreuth

By , 29 July 2016
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Heidi Melton (Sieglinde) and Christopher Ventris (Siegmund) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Magic fire: a blazing account of Die Walküre at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2016
*****
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Iain Paterson (Wotan) © Jörg Schulze
Bayreuth

Rheingold refuelled: Frank Castorf’s Ring returns to Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2016
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Die Meistersinger Act III © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Tradition and transformation of a culture: Staatsoper Berlin's Die Meistersinger

By , 11 October 2015
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Julia Rutigliano, Mirella Hagen and Anna Lapkovskaja (Rhinemaidens) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

But what does it all mean? Castorf’s visually stylish Götterdämmerung brings no resolution

By , 01 August 2015
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Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde) and Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Fashionable crocs? Postmodern games in Castorf’s Siegfried

By , 30 July 2015
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Johan Botha (Siegmund) and Anja Kampe (Sieglinde) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Die Walküre at Bayreuth: the triumph of love over spectacle

By , 28 July 2015
****1
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Wolfgang Koch (Wotan), Albert Dohmen (Alberich) and John Daszak (Loge) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Overly busy Castorf Rheingold distracts from the music at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2015
***11
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Attila Jun as Hagen in act II gathering of clans © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

From kebab shop to the New York Stock Exchange: Attila Jun stars in Bayreuth's Götterdämmerung

By , 27 August 2014
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Lance Ryan as Siegfried, Wolfgang Koch as the Wanderer © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Wagner and Verfremdungseffekt: outstanding singing and subversive direction in Bayreuth's Siegfried

By , 25 August 2014
***11
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Ride of the Valkyries © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Back to Baku: Die Walküre in Bayreuth

By , 23 August 2014
***11
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From left: Wolfgang Koch as Wotan, Nadine Weissman as Erda plus giants © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Oleg Bryjak impresses in Frank Castorf's striking, tawdry and generally baffling Das Rheingold

By , 22 August 2014
***11
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