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Emily Magee and Catherine Foster among the cast for Euryanthe in Dresden © Björn Kadenbach
Dresden

Marek Janowski returns to Weber’s Euryanthe in Dresden after 44 years

By , 19 January 2018
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Catherine Foster (Elektra) © Hans Jörg Michel
Mannheim

Electric Elektra in Mannheim

By , 13 May 2017
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Torsten Kerl (Tristan) and Catherine Foster (Isolde) © Karl Forster
Gelsenkirchen

Bayreuth comes to the Ruhr: leading Wagner singers in Gelsenkirchen for a new Tristan und Isolde

By , 04 March 2017
***11
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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
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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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Eric Halfvarson (Hagen) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Twilight of the Gods gives way to an American dawn

By , 06 May 2016
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David Cangelosi (Mime) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Holding a mirror up to Nature: Zambello’s Siegfried

By , 04 May 2016
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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
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Turandot © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

Misfiring, updated Turandot ends murderously

By , 12 December 2014
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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
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Kurt Rydl (Hagen), Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde), Choir of De Nederlandse Opera  ©  Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Abstract and compelling: Audi's Götterdämmerung in Amsterdam

By , 17 November 2013
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