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Stephanie Houtzeel (Xerses), Nina Bernsteiner (Romila) and Nora Friedrichs (Atalanta) © Jaro Suffner
Berlin

Periwigs and a plane tree: Baroque bawdiness at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 17 February 2018
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Act 3, Die Fledermaus © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

By , 21 January 2018
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Urban Malmberg (Mathis) © Karl & Monika Forster
Gelsenkirchen

Local colour: Mathis der Maler in the Ruhr

By , 28 October 2017
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Jennifer Wilson (Turandot) © Tom Schulze
Leipzig

Mixed success for Leipzig's futuristic Turandot

By , 22 October 2016
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Gisela Stille (Lulu) © Miklos Szabo
Copenhagen

Send in the clowns: Stefan Herheim’s Lulu in Copenhagen

By , 20 November 2014
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Simone Schneider (The Empress) and Doris Soffel (The Nurse) © Kirsten Nihof
Leipzig

Marble and grit in Strauss’ 'problem child' in Leipzig

By , 12 June 2014
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Thiago Arancam (Renato des Grieux), Norma Fantini (Manon Lescaut)  ©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

The highs and lows of Stefan Herheim's Manon Lescaut at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 02 March 2013
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Irakli Kakhidze (Ernani), Miriam Clark (Elvira) und Evez Abdulla (Don Carlo) © Hans Jörg Michel
Mannheim

Aus den Trümmern des Belcanto: Verdis Ernani am Nationaltheater Mannheim

By , 04 March 2018
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Martin Muehle (Don José) und Dshamilja Kaiser (Carmen) © Werner Kmetitsch | Oper Graz
Graz

Nachts im Museum: Carmen an der Grazer Oper

By , 08 June 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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O. von der Damerau (Ulrica), P. Beczala (Riccardo), S. Fomina (Oscar), G. Petean (Rentato) & Chor © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Premiere: Bayerische Staatsoper versetzt Un Ballo in Maschera ins 20. Jahrhundert

By , 09 March 2016
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© Jean-Pierre Maurin
Lyon

Rusalka meets Rocky Horror : Dvořák et ses miroirs à l’Opéra de Lyon

By , 01 January 2015
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Tatjana Miyus (Atalanta), Stephanie Houtzeel (Xerxes) & Margareta Klobučar (Romilda) © Karl Forster / Oper Graz
Graz

Händels Xerxes als barocke Muppet-Show in der Oper Graz

By , 29 November 2014
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