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Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Sparks fail to fly at the Staatsoper Berlin's new Macbeth

By , 21 June 2018
***11
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Max Emanuel Cenčić (Nerone) and Anna Prohaska (Poppea) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

By , 13 December 2017
***11
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Sven-Eric Bechtolf (Mephistopheles), Katharina Kammerloher (Sorge) und Roman Trekel (Faust) © Hermann und Clärchen Baus
Berlin

Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

By , 03 October 2017
**111
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Olga Peretyatko (Leïla) © Donata Wenders
Berlin

Wim Wenders successful dive into opera: Les Pêcheurs de perles at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 24 June 2017
****1
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Michael Rotschopf (Arthur), Ferdinand Kraemer (Young Arthur) and Max Urlacher (Oswald) © Ruth Walz
Berlin

Magnificent music and opulent visuals: Purcell's King Arthur in Berlin

By , 21 January 2017
****1
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Falk Struckmann (Don Pizarro), Camilla Nylund (Leonore) und Andreas Schager (Florestan) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Harry Kupfer’s Fidelio confuses at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 09 October 2016
***11
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Rolando Villazón (Michel) and Magdalena Kožená (Juliette) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A dream team at Staatsoper Berlin for Martinů's Juliette

By , 28 May 2016
*****
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Amor vien al destino: Ensemble © Thomas M. Jauk | Staatsoper Berlin
Berlin

Love comes from fate: René Jacobs conducts the first performance in 300 years

By , 23 April 2016
*****
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Die Meistersinger Act III © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Tradition and transformation of a culture: Staatsoper Berlin's Die Meistersinger

By , 11 October 2015
****1
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Peter Tantsits (Michael), Michael Leibundgut (Luzifer), Evelyn Angela Gugolz & Anu Komsi (Eva) © Sandra Then | Theater Basel
Basel

Donnerstag aus Licht: Basel zeigt Schweizer Erstaufführung

By , 25 June 2016
***11
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Marina Poplavskaya als Marguerite © Monika Rittershaus | Staatsopher im Schillertheater
Berlin

Faust an der Berliner Staatsoper: ein großer Abend mit Simone Young

By , 17 December 2015
****1
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Anna Prohaska (Susanna) und Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Graf Almaviva) © Clärchen und Matthias Baus | Staatsoper Berlin
Berlin

Wider die Tristesse: Jürgen Flimms Nozze di Figaro an der Staatsoper Berlin

By , 15 November 2015
****1
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