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Johan Reuter (Wozzeck) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

Wozzeck goes Norwegian at the Deutsche Oper

By , 05 October 2018
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Peter Seiffert (Tristan) © Matthias Horn (2011)
Berlin

Musical riches at Deutsche Oper's Tristan und Isolde

By , 23 September 2018
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Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin
Berlin

Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 June 2018
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Anja Harteros (Elisabetta) © Bernd Uhlig (2013)
Berlin

Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

By , 18 May 2018
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Marko Mimica (Ferrando) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

Rachvelishvili triumphs as Azucena in Berlin

By , 12 May 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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Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

Carmen the butcher: a grotesque new production at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 20 January 2018
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Noel Bouley (Mathisen), Gregory Kunde (Jean), Derek Welton (Zacharie), Clémentine Margaine (Fidès) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

A wing and a prayer: the Deutsche Oper's Le Prophète

By , 26 November 2017
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Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) © Bettina Stöss (2014)
Berlin

Rousing musical success in imaginative Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 11 November 2017
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Stephen Bronk (Großvater / Der Alte / Aglovale) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Death lurks: Aribert Reimann's L'Invisible at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 08 October 2017
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Samuel Youn (The Dutchman) © Thomas Jauk
Berlin

Full immersion: Spuck's gloomy Dutchman drops anchor at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 07 May 2017
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

End of the tunnel: final outing for Götz Friedrich's Ring at Deutsche Oper

By , 09 April 2017
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Paul Nilon (Aschenbach) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

Elegiac decline of a poet: Graham Vick's new Death in Venice at Deutsche Oper

By , 19 March 2017
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Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper © Matthias Horn (2008)
Berlin

An inconsistent Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 12 February 2017
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Johan Reuter (Nabucco) in 2013 © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Muddled symbolism: Verdi's Nabucco at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 14 January 2017
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Etienne Dupuis (Anckarström)and Jorge de León Gustavo) © Marcus Lieberenz (September 2016 cast)
Berlin

A few inconsistencies but many splendours in Deutsche Oper's Ballo

By , 19 November 2016
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Derek Welton, Patrizia Ciofi, Irene Roberts, Olesya Golovneva and Marc Barrard © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Grand opéra, grand singing: Les Huguenots at Deutsche Oper

By , 13 November 2016
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Thomas Johannes Mayer (Amfortas) © Matthias Baus (2012)
Berlin

Parsifal travels time and space at Deutsche Oper

By , 16 October 2016
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Jana Kurucová (Rosina) © Matthias Horn (2009)
Berlin

Great fun: Rossini's Barber of Seville at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 10 September 2016
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Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Deutsche Oper © Thomas Aurin
Berlin

A wretched road trip: Rodrigo Garcia's The Abduction from the Seraglio at Deutsche Oper

By , 17 June 2016
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Edita Gruberová as Norma © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Imperfect but sublime: Norma thrills at Deutsche Oper

By , 07 May 2016
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Klaus Maria Brandauer (Olai) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

Morgen und Abend: a meditation on Life and Death in Berlin

By , 03 May 2016
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Elektra at Deutsche Oper Berlin © Bettina Stoess
Berlin

Elektra: A family feud extraordinaire at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 03 April 2016
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Pretty Yende © Zemsky / Green
Berlin

Pretty Yende’s Lucia di Lammermoor charms Berlin

By , 16 October 2015
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Roberto Alagna (Vasco da Gama) and Sophie Koch (Sélika) © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Paradise regained: Vasco da Gama sets sail in style at Deutsche Oper

By , 04 October 2015
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © Marcus Lieberenz (2012)
Berlin

Donald Runnicles' Lohengrin transcends the lack of a swan

By , 25 April 2015
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Roméo et Juliette at Deutsche Oper © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Footloose and fancy-free: Roméo et Juliette at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 18 April 2015
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La bohème © Bettina Stöß (2008)
Berlin

A timeless Bohème at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 20 March 2015
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Emily Magee (Minnie) and Zoran Todorovich (Dick Johnson) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

Love in the time of mining: La fanciulla del West at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 13 March 2015
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Aurelia Florian (Magda) and Charles Castronovo (Ruggero) © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Glitter and be gay: Rolando Villazón's directorial debut in Puccini's La rondine at the Deutsche Oper

By , 08 March 2015
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© Bettina Stöß (2008)
Berlin

Youthful Berlin audience relishes Humperdinck's fairy tale opera

By , 16 December 2014
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Eun Yee You (Sophie) and Elīna Garanča (Octavian) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

Elīna Garanča stars in a funny and touching Rosenkavalier at the Deutsche Oper

By , 14 December 2014
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Turandot © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

Misfiring, updated Turandot ends murderously

By , 12 December 2014
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Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Medieval song contest ends in Kammermusiker award for Peter Seiffert after Berlin Tannhäuser

By , 07 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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© Bettina Stöß
Berlin

A musically thrilling, but bloodless Carmen at Deutsche Oper

By , 28 November 2014
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© Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

Fiona Shaw brings theatre into the opera house in The Rape of Lucretia

By , 14 November 2014
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Berlin

Deutsche Oper’s Ariadne auf Naxos amuses at the Philharmonie

By , 14 October 2014
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Enrique Mazzola © Martin Sigmund
Berlin

Well-marshalled performance of Meyerbeer’s Dinorah doesn’t dispel the doubts

By , 01 October 2014
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Nina Stemme as Salome © Chris Christodoulou
London

A Sensational Salome from Nina Stemme

By , 30 August 2014
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Vittorio Grigolo (Werther) © Bettina Stoess
Berlin

A strong and emotional Werther from the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 16 June 2014
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Berlin

A chillingly cruel and heartbreakingly human Maria Stuarda at the DeutscheOper

By , 04 June 2014
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John Chest (Billy Budd) © Marcus Lieberenz
Berlin

All at sea in Berlin: Billy Budd at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 May 2014
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© Bettina Stöß
Berlin

A sublime and heartbreaking Tosca at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 17 May 2014
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Hulkar Sabirova © Agentur
Berlin

A ghostly and fabulous Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper

By , 09 May 2014
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Dimitri Pittas (Nemorino) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A new L'elisir d'amore sparkles at the Deutsche Oper

By , 25 April 2014
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Parsifal © Matthias Baus
Berlin

A Parsifal that thrills and bewilders

By , 05 April 2014
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Götz Friedrich's set © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

A Vintage Figaro at the Deutsche Oper

By , 26 February 2014
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Faust) © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

A spooky Damnation de Faust in Berlin transports us to a sinister world

By , 23 February 2014
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© Bettina Stoess
Berlin

A night of intrigue and outrage: La Gioconda at the Deutsche Oper

By , 02 February 2014
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