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Paris

The sacrifice of Bérénice: a long break-up at the Opéra Garnier in Paris

By , 29 September 2018
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Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Berlin

A dream staging: Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten arrives at the Staatsoper unter den Linden

By , 16 September 2018
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Stefan Vinke (Parsifal) and Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Danielle Liniger
Zürich

Enlightenment through compassion: Claus Guth's stellar Parsifal in Zurich

By , 25 February 2018
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Catherine Naglestad (Salome) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Catherine Naglestad's splendid Salome at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 28 January 2018
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Ian Bostridge (Jephtha) and Katherine Watson (Iphis) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

“It must be so": Handel's Jephtha at the Palais Garnier

By , 13 January 2018
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Tristan und Isolde © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio Torino
Turin

Patience is a virtue in the Teatro Regio's marvellous Tristan und Isolde

By , 14 October 2017
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Kurt Streit (Lucio Silla) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Opera seria goes wild: Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real

By , 16 September 2017
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Richard Croft (Tito) and Anna Stéphany (Sesto) © Monika Rittershaus
Glyndebourne

One for sorrow: Claus Guth directs a taut, dark Clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2017
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Sarah Grether (Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Empress) © Hans Jörg Michel
Berlin

Fractures made whole: Claus Guth's shattering Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 09 April 2017
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Gaëlle Arquez (Mélisande) and Björn Bürger (Pelléas) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Perfect Pelléas: Debussy's opera seduces in Frankfurt

By , 01 April 2017
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Richard Croft (Jephtha) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Starkly powerful Jephtha at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 November 2016
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Rolando Villazón (Michel) and Magdalena Kožená (Juliette) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A dream team at Staatsoper Berlin for Martinů's Juliette

By , 28 May 2016
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Adrian Sâmpetrean (Leporello) and Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Total theatre: Don Giovanni at Dutch National Opera

By , 07 May 2016
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Nina Stemme (Isolde) © Suzanne Schwiertz
Zürich

All about that soprano: Stemme’s Isolde in Zurich one for the ages

By , 25 January 2015
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Thomas Lichtenecker (Miles) and Emma Bell (Governess) © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

In Berlin Claus Guth's Screw turns differently

By , 15 November 2014
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Rolando Villazón (Ferrando) and Michele Pertusi (Don Alfonso) © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

A chic Così fan tutte at La Scala

By , 19 June 2014
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Charles Workman © Armin Bardel
Vienna

Blurring lines between speech, dance, and musical forms; a staged Messiah at Theater an der Wien

By , 14 April 2014
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Emily Magee as the Empress © ROH 2014 / Clive Barda
London

Revelatory playing in the Royal Opera's Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 14 March 2014
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Lazarus © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

The airport as limbo: Schubert’s Lazarus and more at Theater an der Wien

By , 13 December 2013
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Jonas Kaufmann as Lohengrin and Anja Harteros as Elsa  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Milan

A dream cast united in La Scala's Lohengrin

By , 21 December 2012
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©  Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Ulisse returns to the Theater an der Wien

By , 15 September 2012
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Michael Laurenz, Kresimir Strazanac, Elena Mosuc, Reinhard Mayr, Reinaldo Macias and Matrin Zysset &
Zürich

Ariadne in Zurich

By , 12 February 2012
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Mari Eriksmoen (Euridice) and John Mark Ainsley (Orfeo) in L'Orfeo,  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Music is the food of thought in L'Orfeo at the Theater an der Wien

By , 20 December 2011
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Beekman (High Priest), Semenzato, Staples (Jonathan), Chenez (Witch of Endor), Prohaska, Boesch © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Saul am Theater an der Wien: Händel, Guth, alles gut

By , 16 February 2018
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Aida Garifullina (Musetta), Artur Rucinski (Marcello) et Sonya Yoncheva (Mimi) © Bernd Uhlig | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Ground control to Major Tom : La bohème, déroutant space opera de Claus Guth

By , 01 December 2017
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) © Charles Duprat | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Rigoletto à l'Opéra Bastille: une fulgurante et lumineuse malédiction

By , 27 May 2017
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Escena de Rodelinda © Monika Rittershaus
Madrid

Rodelinda o el Barroco que enamora

By , 26 March 2017
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Jonas Kaufmann (Lohengrin) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

À l’Opéra Bastille, un Lohengrin sous le cygne de la résurrection

By , 18 January 2017
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Gilda (Olga Peretyatko) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Rigoletto à l’Opéra Bastille : la benedizione !

By , 14 April 2016
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Escena de Parsifal en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real
Madrid

Parsifal en el Teatro Real: cuando se ausenta el espíritu.

By , 06 April 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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Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (Herodias) und Catherine Naglstad (Salome) © Monika Rittershaus | Deutsche Oper
Berlin

Personenpuzzle Salome: Von Jochanaan zu Jedermann

By , 24 January 2016
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Valer Sabadus (Nerone) und Alex Penda (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

L’incoronazione di Poppea im Theater an der Wien: Sinn und Sinnlichkeit, Wahn- und Frohsinn

By , 14 October 2015
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