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Gerhard Siegel and Nina Stemme © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Stupendous Tristan und Isolde in Cleveland with Stemme and Welser-Möst

By , 29 April 2018
*****
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Tara Erraught (Carlotta), Brenda Rae (Aminta) and Pavol Breslik (Henry Morosus) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die schweigsame Frau: a commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

A stunning Götterdämmerung in Dresden

By , 01 November 2017
****1
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Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
***11
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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
****1
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Stefan Vinke’s smiling hero saves an otherwise sluggish Siegfried in Vienna

By , 28 May 2017
***11
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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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Alexander Tysmbalyuk © Henriette Mielke
Stockholm

A majestic Boris Godunov at the Konserthuset in Stockholm

By , 08 March 2017
****1
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Les Troyens © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Massive set overshadows the Lyric Opera's Les Troyens

By , 13 November 2016
***11
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Riccardo Muti, soloists, Chicago Symphony and Chorus © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Transcendent Bruckner as Muti closes CSO’s 125th season

By , 25 June 2016
*****
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Munich

Munich’s uneven Ring finishes with a strong Götterdämmerung

By , 20 March 2015
****1
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Munich

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

By , 28 February 2015
*****
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Munich

Munich's Rheingold: beautiful, but leaves many questions

By , 20 February 2015
***11
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Milan

Grotesque, gritty Die Soldaten at La Scala

By , 17 January 2015
***11
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Munich

A near-perfect Manon Lescaut in Munich

By , 15 November 2014
****1
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Munich

Die Soldaten in Munich is uncomfortable, ugly, violent... and perfect

By , 31 October 2014
*****
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Munich

Silence is silver, singing is golden: Strauss' Silent Woman in Munich

By , 25 September 2014
****1
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Bayreuth

From kebab shop to the New York Stock Exchange: Attila Jun stars in Bayreuth's Götterdämmerung

By , 27 August 2014
****1
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Bayreuth

Back to Baku: Die Walküre in Bayreuth

By , 23 August 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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Munich

A stage populated by children: Die Frau Ohne Schatten a musical treat in Munich

By , 03 July 2014
****1
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Munich

Nasty Children at the Bayerische Staatsoper

By , 06 November 2011
***11
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Bo Skovhus (Karl V.) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Beindruckendes Spektakel: Ernst Kreneks Karl V. an der Bayerische Staatsoper

By , 10 February 2019
****1
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Michael König (Lohengrin) und Simone Schneider (Elsa) © Oper Stuttgart | Matthias Baus
Stuttgart

Gralsritter ohne Gral: Árpád Schillings Lohengrin an der Oper Stuttgart

By , 29 September 2018
*****
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Valery Gergiev © Bernhard Buerklin
Munich

Valery Gergiev sticht mit einem konzertanten Holländer in See

By , 15 May 2018
****1
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Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Münchens betagte Götterdämmerung überzeugt mit musikalischen Highlights

By , 11 February 2018
****1
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) und Statisterie der Bayerischen Staatsoper © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Wagners Siegfried an der Bayerischen Staatsoper mit brillantem Feinklang

By , 03 February 2018
****1
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John Lundgren (Wotan) und Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die Walküre an der Bayerischen Staatsoper begeistert mit meisterlicher Klangvielfalt

By , 19 January 2018
*****
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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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Elena Pankratova (Rosalinde) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Same procedure as every year... Silvester mit der Fledermaus

By , 31 December 2017
***11
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Los integrantes de la OSG y su director titular Dima Slobodeniouk
La Coruña

Revelador Mahler de Dima Slobodeniouk para abrir la temporada de la Sinfónica de Galicia

By , 06 October 2017
****1
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Catherine Naglestad (Senta), Woonyuk Kim (Erik) & Chor © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Zwischen den Zeiten: Konwitschnys Fliegender Holländer bei den Opernfestspielen

By , 19 July 2016
****1
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Benjamin Bruns (David) und Jonas Kaufmann (Walther von Stolzing) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Zwölfte Premiere der Meistersinger von Nürnberg an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 16 May 2016
****1
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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
***11
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S. Sozdateleva (Renata), E. Nikitin (Ruprecht), G. Juric (Inquisitor) & K. Conners (Mephistopheles) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Koskys Feuriger Engel treibt weiblichen Wahn auf die Spitze

By , 29 November 2015
***11
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Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta) mit Tänzern des Opernballets © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Sangesleistung im Mittelpunkt: Ariadne auf Naxos an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 17 October 2015
****1
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Brenda Rae © Kristin Hoebermann
Paris

Ariane à Naxos au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées : prima la musica !

By , 12 October 2015
****1
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Butterfly - hie: Kristine Opolais © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Saisonstart der Bayerischen Staatsoper mit Madama Butterfly

By , 19 September 2015
***11
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Elliot Madore (Pelléas), Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande), Markus Eiche (Golaud) und Peter Lobert (Arzt) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

„Ne me touchez pas“ – Debussys Pelléas et Mélisande in einer ambivalenten Produktion der Münchener Opernfestspiele

By , 01 July 2015
***11
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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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