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Lauren Fagan, Angela Simkin, Christina Bock, Johannes Martin Kränzle © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
London

The assault on Valhalla begins: Das Rheingold at the Royal Opera

By , 24 September 2018
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Stephen Gould (Tristan), Ricarda Merbeth (Isolde) © DNO 2018
Amsterdam

Tristan und Isolde smoulders at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 January 2018
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Michael König (Max) and Gunther Groissböck (Kaspar) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Demons and angels: Der Freischütz at La Scala

By , 10 October 2017
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Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Musically sublime, packed with ideas: Kosky's Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2017
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Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A Rosenkavalier for the radio at The Met

By , 17 April 2017
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Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Jürgen Flimm's production of Fidelio returns to The Met after a long absence

By , 16 March 2017
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Christopher Ventris (Parsifal), Petra Lang (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Audi's spectacular Parsifal at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 December 2016
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Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Simon O'Neill and Sir Antonio Pappano © Riccardo Musacchio & Flavio Ianniello
Rome

Pappano releases the shackles: an uplifting Fidelio in Rome

By , 22 October 2016
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Ricarda Merbeth (Elsa) and Stefan Vinke (Lohengrin) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Andreas Homoki’s Lohengrin in Lederhosen lacks mystique in Vienna

By , 05 September 2016
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Sophie Koch (Octavian) and Krassimira Stoyanova (The Marschallin) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Mehta triumphs as Kupfer's Rosenkavalier arrives at La Scala

By , 04 June 2016
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Robert Dean Smith (Lohengrin) © Wilfried Hösl (2010)
Munich

Lohengrin and Elsa build a house in Munich

By , 24 March 2016
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Peter Mattei (Wolfram) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's revival of Tannhäuser a musical success

By , 08 October 2015
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Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) and Željko Lučić (Iago) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Unfocused, unmagnetic Otello opens Met Season

By , 21 September 2015
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Kristine Opolais (Tatyana) © Wilfried Hösl (2014)
Munich

Eugene Onegin meets Brokeback Mountain in Munich

By , 02 May 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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Thomas J Mayer (Wotan) and Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A thrilling Die Walküre in Munich raises the bar in this Ring

By , 28 February 2015
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Thomas J Mayer (Wotan) and Elisabeth Kulman (Fricka) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Munich's Rheingold: beautiful, but leaves many questions

By , 20 February 2015
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Evgenia Sotnikova (Jemmy) and Michael Volle (Tell) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An unconventional Guillaume Tell in Munich has no heroes

By , 18 January 2015
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Nikolai Schukoff (Lohengrin) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Pierre Audi's abstract Lohengrin at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 November 2014
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Krassimira Stoyanova (the Marschallin) and Sophie Koch (Octavian) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Ritterhaus
Salzburg

Vienna is the true heroine in Kupfer's new Salzburg staging of Der Rosenkavalier

By , 11 August 2014
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The Staatsoper’s new Lohengrin: too much opera for such confined staging

By , 20 April 2014
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
New York City

'Vienna: City of Dreams' opens with VPO in Beethoven and Schoenberg

By , 25 February 2014
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Krassimira Stoyanova © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Stoyanova shines in Bechtolf's dark, fantastical Rusalka at the Vienna Staatsoper

By , 30 January 2014
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Marek Janowski  ©  Felix Broede
Berlin

Defiant memory: Janowski and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin at Musikfest Berlin

By , 05 September 2013
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Philippe Jordan,  ©  Johannes Ifkovits
Vienna

Vienna’s other New Year’s concert

By , 01 January 2012
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Stephane Degout, Katherine Lerner, Charles Castronovo, Elisabeth Meister, Cecelia Hall in The Magic  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Once upon a time at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 10 December 2011
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Robert Dean Smith (Lohengrin) und Annette Dasch (Elsa) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Ein tapferer Lohengrin an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 15 June 2018
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Günther Groissböck (Gurnemanz), Andreas Schager (Parsifal), Anja Kampe (Kundry) © Emilie Brouchon | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Le sang de nos fils : Richard Jones régénère Parsifal à Bastille

By , 13 May 2018
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Anja Harteros (Feldmarschallin) und Daniela Sindram (Octavian) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

„Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein...“: Rosenkavalier-Zauber in München

By , 17 July 2016
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Ricarda Merbeth (Elsa) und Chor © Marcus Lieberenz | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Berlin

Zwielichtiges Strahlen: Lohengrin an der Deutschen Oper Berlin

By , 05 May 2016
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Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) et Bo Skovhus (Sixtus Beckmesser) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Le songe des Maîtres chanteurs à l'Opéra Bastille

By , 13 March 2016
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Feldmarschallin), Andeka Gorrotxategui (Sänger), Ensemble © Monika Rittershaus | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

Der Rosenkavalier oder Wien von seiner besten Seite

By , 20 August 2015
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Iréne Theorin (Elektra) und Waltraud Meier (Klytämnestra) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Musik + Theater = Musiktheater?
Herbert Wernickes Elektra an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 14 May 2015
***11
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Michaela Kaune (Sieglinde) et Will Hartmann (Siegmund) © Carole Parodi
Geneva

La Walkyrie conquiert Genève

By , 21 May 2014
****1
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