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Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)
Munich

Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

By , 30 September 2018
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Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Munich

Kirill Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

By , 14 July 2018
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Angela Denoke (Nina) and Sergei Leiferkus (Tito) © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

Eötvös' Senza Sangue: at last, a real partner for Bluebeard's Castle

By , 06 November 2016
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Stephen Gould (Tristan), Christa Mayer (Brangäne) and Petra Lang (Isolde) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Imprisoned by love: a thought-provoking Tristan und Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival

By , 01 August 2016
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Lance Ryan (Siegfried), Katharina Magiera, Britta Stallmeister, Jenny Carlstedt (Rhinemaidens) © Monika Rittershaus (2012)
Frankfurt am Main

Save the Rhine: Frankfurt Ring concludes with a strong message

By , 17 July 2016
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James Rutherford (Wotan) and Rebecca Teem (Brünnhilde) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Wotan and his women: Family drama of Die Walküre in Frankfurt

By , 10 July 2016
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Matthias Klink (Herod) and Simone Schneider (Salome) © A.T. Schaefer | Oper Stuttgart
Stuttgart

Modern terror: new production of Salome in Stuttgart

By , 01 December 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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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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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
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Robert Hayward (Bluebeard) © Craig Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Rare Dido and Bluebeard double bill an odd dichotomy

By , 25 October 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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Ride of the Valkyries © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Back to Baku: Die Walküre in Bayreuth

By , 23 August 2014
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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
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Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (Cassandra) und Ensemble © Barbara Aumüller | Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

Großes Hörerlebnis und prächtiges Schauvergnügen: Les Troyens an der Frankfurter Oper

By , 09 March 2017
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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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Il tabarro: Vincent Wolfsteiner (Luigi) und Elza van den Heever (Giorgetta) © Barbara Aumüller | Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

Claus Guths Frankfurter Trittico geht der Psychologie tief auf den Grund

By , 13 March 2016
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Kihwan Sim (Oberto), Jader Bignamini mit dem Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester © Wolfgang Runkel | Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

Aus Verdis früher Opernwerkstatt: Frankfurt gibt Oberto konzertant

By , 18 February 2016
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