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Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare at Komische Oper

By , 12 July 2018
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© Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A dark and brooding Pelléas et Mélisande at the Komische Oper

By , 15 October 2017
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Nicole Chevalier (Medea) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Peat graves: Reimann's Medea at the Komische Oper, Berlin

By , 21 May 2017
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Timothy Richards (Prince), Nadja Mchantaf (Rusalka), Ursula Hesse von den Steinen (Foreign Princess) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Fantasy and nightmare: Rusalka at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 21 October 2016
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Ana Durlovski (Woodbird) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Croc work: Siegfried teases at Bayreuth

By , 29 July 2016
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Heidi Melton (Sieglinde) and Christopher Ventris (Siegmund) © Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Magic fire: a blazing account of Die Walküre at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2016
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Iain Paterson (Wotan) © Jörg Schulze
Bayreuth

Rheingold refuelled: Frank Castorf’s Ring returns to Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2016
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Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde) and Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Fashionable crocs? Postmodern games in Castorf’s Siegfried

By , 30 July 2015
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Johan Botha (Siegmund) and Anja Kampe (Sieglinde) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Die Walküre at Bayreuth: the triumph of love over spectacle

By , 28 July 2015
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Wolfgang Koch (Wotan), Albert Dohmen (Alberich) and John Daszak (Loge) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Overly busy Castorf Rheingold distracts from the music at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2015
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Stephen Gould (Siegfried) and Anna Gabler (Gutrune) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Munich’s uneven Ring finishes with a strong Götterdämmerung

By , 20 March 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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Lance Ryan as Siegfried, Wolfgang Koch as the Wanderer © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Wagner and Verfremdungseffekt: outstanding singing and subversive direction in Bayreuth's Siegfried

By , 25 August 2014
***11
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Ride of the Valkyries © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Back to Baku: Die Walküre in Bayreuth

By , 23 August 2014
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From left: Wolfgang Koch as Wotan, Nadine Weissman as Erda plus giants © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Oleg Bryjak impresses in Frank Castorf's striking, tawdry and generally baffling Das Rheingold

By , 22 August 2014
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Das Rheingold konzertant im Dortmunder Konzerthaus © Pascal Amos
Dortmund

Janowski für Hengelbrock: NDR-Rheingold als gewünschtes Konzertant-Intermezzo zu Bayreuth

By , 29 May 2017
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© Emilie Brouchon | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Die Zauberflöte de Carsen : un onirisme noir servi par une distribution lumineuse

By , 23 January 2017
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La flauta mágica en el Teatro del Liceu © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Lo que bien acaba, bien empieza… La flauta mágica en el Liceu de Barcelona

By , 12 September 2016
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La soprano Sophie Bevan (Pamina) y el barítono Joan Martín-Royo (Papageno) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

La flauta mágica en el Real: el cine como prodigio

By , 19 January 2016
****1
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