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Agneta Eichenholz (Alcina), Narea Son (Oberto) and Franco Fagioli (Ruggiero) © Hans Jörg Michel
Hamburg

Christof Loy’s Alcina still bewitches in Hamburg

By , 30 September 2018
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Tuomas Pursio (Scarpia) and Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) © Heikki Tuuli
Helsinki

An emotional new Tosca from Christof Loy in Helsinki

By , 21 September 2018
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Adrian Angelico (Octavian) © Sara Strandlund
Stockholm

Deception reigns in Christof Loy’s production of Der Rosenkavalier in Stockholm

By , 26 May 2018
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Malin Byström (Fedora) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera salutes Malin Byström’s thrilling performance as Fedora

By , 10 March 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Marie) and Audun Iversen (Wozzeck) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

By , 25 November 2017
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Leonora) James Creswell (Il marchese di Calatrava) and the DNO Chorus © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Solid La forza del destino opens Dutch National Opera season

By , 09 September 2017
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Cecilia Bartoli (Alcina) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Zürich revives Loy's magnificently entertaining Alcina

By , 02 January 2017
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Andrea Carè (Loris) and Asmik Grigorian (Fedora) © Matthias Horn
Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian a heartfelt lead in Fedora, framed by Christof Loy in Stockholm

By , 10 December 2016
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Bo Skovhus (Claudius) and Andrè Schuen (Hamlet) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

“Es gibt keinen Ausweg”: a dark, clever Hamlet at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 September 2016
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Dimitry Ivashchenko (Ivan Khovansky) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Loy's minimalist staging clarifies Khovanshchina in Amsterdam

By , 27 February 2016
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Gieorgij Puchalski (John) and Agneta Eichenholz (Ellen) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Forceful Peter Grimes a must-see at Theater an der Wien

By , 14 December 2015
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Jane Archibald (Zerbinetta) and Karita Mattila (Prima donna) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Karita Mattila a peerless Ariadne at the Royal Opera

By , 10 October 2015
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Olga Kulchynska (Giulietta) and Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

I Capuleti e I Montecchi: the reinvention of a tragic tale

By , 21 June 2015
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Edita Gruberová (Elisabetta) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Darkness and dramatic irony in Bayerische Staatsoper's Roberto Devereux

By , 07 April 2015
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Stephen Gould as Tristan, Nina Stemme as Isolde © ROH / Clive Barda
London

Stemme and Gould light up Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera

By , 05 December 2014
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Kiril Manolov (Falstaff) © Hans Jörg Michel
Berlin

Verdi's Falstaff given a playful make-over at the Deutsche Oper

By , 29 November 2014
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© Wilfried Hösl (2007)
Munich

Rossini's Turco in Munich: sometimes funny, but deeply flawed

By , 28 November 2014
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Anne Schwanewilms (Arabella) and Will Hartmann (Matteo) © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona

Strauss' Arabella: a psychological contemplation of love and life

By , 23 November 2014
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Edita Gruberova (Lucrezia Borgia) © Wilfried Hösl (2009)
Munich

Edita Gruberova conquers Munich in Lucrezia Borgia

By , 27 July 2014
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Karita Mattila (Ariadne) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Naxos capitulates, Mattila’s Ariadne reigns

By , 25 June 2014
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Arabella © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Age of Anxiety: Dutch National Opera’s unsettling Arabella

By , 13 April 2014
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Falstaff  ©  2013, Hans Jörg Michel
Berlin

A wild night with Falstaff at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 17 November 2013
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Katarina Dalayman, Michael Weinius and Christof Fischesser  ©  Alexander Kenney/Kungliga Operan
Stockholm

Christof Loy's Parsifal at the Royal Swedish Opera

By , 05 October 2013
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Véronique Gens and the chorus in Alceste © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

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

By , 15 November 2012
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©  Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Rarely produced Rossini at the Theater an der Wien

By , 17 August 2012
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©  Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

The Salzburg Festival's Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 01 August 2011
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Edita Gruberová (Lucrezia Borgia) und Juan Diego Flórez (Gennaro) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Berührendes Drama der Generationen: Lucrezia Borgia an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 27 April 2018
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Philippe Jaroussky (Ruggiero) & Cecilia Bartoli (Alcina) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Une Alcina triomphante au TCE, oscillant entre mélancolie et tourments

By , 14 March 2018
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Marlis Petersen (Maria Stuarda) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Stolz und Holz: Maria Stuarda am Theater an der Wien

By , 23 January 2018
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Christian Gerhaher (Graf Almaviva), Olga Kulchznska (Susanna) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Mozart im Wunderland: Le nozze di Figaro an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 31 October 2017
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Paula Iancic (Zaida) und Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Selim) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

50er-Jahre-Charme und jede Menge Verwirrungen: Il turco in Italia an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 15 October 2017
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Cecilia Bartoli (Ariodante) und Ensemble © Salzburger Festspiele | Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Conchita Bartoli Wurst? Wohl kaum!: Fantastische Ariodante-Premiere bei den Salzburger Pfingstfestspielen

By , 02 June 2017
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Edita Gruberová (Elisabetta) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Belcanto-Fest: Roberto Devereux mit strahlender Edita Gruberová in München

By , 16 April 2017
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Serafin (Lady Macbeth) y Tézier (Macbeth) en una preciosa producción dominada por el blanco y negro © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona

Tanti auguri, Verdi! Macbeth en el Liceu de Barcelona

By , 10 October 2016
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Daniel Schmutzhard (Nathanael) © Monika Rittershaus | Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

Sandmann, irrer Sandmann: deutsche Erstaufführung in Frankfurt

By , 18 September 2016
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Claudia Mahnke (Marie) und Audun Iversen (Wozzek) © Monika Rittershaus | Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

Abgrund Mensch: Christof Loys Wozzeck eröffnet Seelenräume

By , 26 June 2016
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Clemens Unterreiner und Véronique Gens © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Große Tragödie im Kinderzimmer: Glucks Alceste an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2016
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Alexandra Deshorties (Médée) © GTG / Wilfired Hoesl
Geneva

Médée au Grand Théâtre de Genève, entre humanité et mythe

By , 09 April 2015
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Nikolay Efremov (Fürst Kurljatew) und Asmik Grigorian (Nastasja) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Eine bezaubernde Tschaikowski-Rarität zur Saisoneröffnung: Charodeyka im Theater an der Wien

By , 19 September 2014
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