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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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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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Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 05 March 2018
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John Daszak (Herod) and Malin Byström (Salome) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

By , 08 January 2018
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Elena Pankratova (Barak the Dyer's Wife) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Fairy Music: Petrenko conducts a revelatory Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

By , 02 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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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

Nelsons goes from Birmingham to Boston in a blaze of glory

By , 18 June 2015
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Tireless Herlitzius leads a memorable Walküre in Vienna

By , 17 May 2015
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Richard Paul Fink (Alberich) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Simon Rattle begins his Vienna Ring journey

By , 16 May 2015
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Amber Wagner (Elisabeth) © Todd Rosenberg | Lyric Opera
Chicago

As light falls, Tannhäuser finds its tone in Chicago

By , 09 February 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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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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Kurt Rydl (Hagen), Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde), Choir of De Nederlandse Opera  ©  Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Abstract and compelling: Audi's Götterdämmerung in Amsterdam

By , 17 November 2013
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Michaela Schuster as Klytämnestra, Christine Goerke as Elektra  ©  ROH, Clive Barda
London

Elektra at Covent Garden

By , 23 September 2013
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©  Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

The Salzburg Festival's Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 01 August 2011
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Johan Botha as Tannhäuser and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth  ©  2010 Royal Opera House / Clive Barda
London

Bychkov and Botha do Tannhäuser

By , 30 December 2010
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Angela Gheorghiu as Adriana and Jonas Kaufmann as Maurizio,  ©  The Royal Opera / Catherine Ashmore, November 2010
London

Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur at the Royal Opera

By , 18 November 2010
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Herwig Pecoraro (Mime) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Glänzende Festspiele im Repertoire: Das Rheingold an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 04 April 2018
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Suor Angelica: Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Aufs Wesentliche reduziert: Il trittico sorgt für musikalische Highlights an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 20 December 2017
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Capriccio à l'Opéra de Paris, mise en scène de Robert Carsen © Vincent Pontet / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Capriccio illusionniste à l’Opéra Garnier

By , 19 January 2016
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Ileana Tonca (Gretel) und Daniela Sindram (Hänsel) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Hänsel und Gretel an der Wiener Staatsoper - Ein Klangmärchen

By , 26 November 2015
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