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Franz Welser-Möst at the podium (17 May concert) © Ken Blaze, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

A brilliant Beethoven 9 marks The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th anniversary season closer

By , 18 May 2018
*****
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Elena Pankratova (Elektra) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Elektra a disappointment in Vienna

By , 05 December 2017
***11
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Semyon Bychkov conducts Khovanshchina © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 29: Twilight of the Old Believers as Semyon Bychkov leads a majestic Khovanshchina

By , 06 August 2017
****1
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Norbert Ernst (Loge), Egils Silins (Wotan) and Markus Eiche (Donner) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Indulgence and corruption: Bechtolf's Ring returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 April 2017
***11
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Monica Bohinec (Gora) and Claudia Barainsky (Medea) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The wrath of a woman scorned: Reimann’s murderous Medea at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Danae) © Salzburger Festspiele | Forster
Salzburg

Going for gold: Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae returns to Salzburg

By , 05 August 2016
****1
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts Dvořák's Stabat Mater in Cleveland © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

A lyrical performance of Dvořák's Stabat Mater in Cleveland

By , 26 May 2016
***11
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Heinz Zednik (Hauk-Šendorf) and Laura Aikin (Emilia Marty) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Laura Aikin a magnificent Emilia Marty in Vienna's new Makropulos Case

By , 15 December 2015
****1
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Jane Archibald (Zerbinetta) and Karita Mattila (Prima donna) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Karita Mattila a peerless Ariadne at the Royal Opera

By , 10 October 2015
***11
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Revival of Fidelio at Wiener Staatsoper © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Nina Stemme shines in a rousing Fidelio in Vienna

By , 06 June 2015
****1
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© Carl Juste
Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra and an inspired cast in Strauss’s “Daphne”

By , 27 May 2015
****1
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Vienna

Astonishing Elektra with Nina Stemme in Vienna

By , 01 April 2015
****1
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Munich

Munich's Rheingold: beautiful, but leaves many questions

By , 20 February 2015
***11
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Vienna

Khovanshchina at the Staatsoper: A musical feast, but a directorial debacle

By , 18 November 2014
***11
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Bayreuth

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

By , 22 August 2014
***11
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Vienna

Comedy and tragedy sharing the bill: Ariadne auf Naxos in Vienna

By , 11 June 2014
****1
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Vienna

Bechtolf's Ariadne auf Naxos at the Vienna Staatsoper

By , 29 December 2012
***11
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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
****1
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John Lundgren (Alberich) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die Bayerische Staatsoper sonnt sich im alten Glanz des Rheingolds

By , 13 January 2018
****1
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Nina Stemme © Tanja Niemann
Paris

Un implacable sans-faute pour Elektra à la Philharmonie de Paris

By , 15 December 2017
*****
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Elza van den Heever (Ellen Orford) und Stephen Gould (Peter Grimes) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

„May god have mercy upon me“: Peter Grimes an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 13 December 2016
***11
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Katherine Broderick © Paul Foster Williams
Montpellier

Montpellier relève avec brio le défi de Lohengrin

By , 16 October 2016
****1
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René Pape (Boris Godunow) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Slava Boris: Wiederaufnahme an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 06 May 2016
***11
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Lise Lindstrom (Turandot) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Keiner schlafe in der Wiener Staatsoper: Turandot in einer Neuinszenierung von Marco Arturo Marelli

By , 05 May 2016
***11
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Gun-Brit Barkmin (Ariadne) und Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Musiklehrer) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Ein Jubiläum ohne Fest: Ariadne auf Naxos an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 04 March 2016
***11
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Dmitry Belosselsky (Iwan Chowanski) und Damen des Chores © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Ein Käfig voller Russen: Chowanschtschina an der Staatsoper Wien

By , 20 September 2015
***11
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