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Capriccio: Strauss’ swansong at the Staatsoper

By , 20 May 2018
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Softly awakes my cold, cold heart: a tepid Samson et Dalila in Vienna

By , 12 May 2018
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Bringing a picnic to the poltergeist: Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 14 January 2018
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Putting frippery before Freud: Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s Arabella at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 14 December 2017
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Willy Decker's stylish production enhances vocally strong Lulu in Vienna

By , 06 December 2017
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Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Elektra a disappointment in Vienna

By , 05 December 2017
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Dreams and reality: a brilliant Daphne in Vienna

By , 04 December 2017
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A chilling merry-go-round: Prokofiev’s The Gambler at Vienna State Opera

By , 04 October 2017
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Salome in Vienna is big on decibels, but short on detail

By , 21 September 2017
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Stefan Vinke’s smiling hero saves an otherwise sluggish Siegfried in Vienna

By , 28 May 2017
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Peter Schneider takes the Valkyries on a wild ride in Vienna

By , 21 May 2017
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Indulgence and corruption: Bechtolf's Ring returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 April 2017
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The wrath of a woman scorned: Reimann’s murderous Medea at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 07 April 2017
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Nuanced revival of McVicar's Tristan und Isolde at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 12 March 2017
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Alagna, Netrebko and Tézier triumphant in Vienna's new Trovatore

By , 05 February 2017
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The Dead City lacks excitement in Vienna

By , 15 January 2017
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McVicar’s Falstaff a timely success at the Haus am Ring

By , 09 December 2016
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Johan Botha's death casts a pall over Madama Butterfly in Vienna

By , 08 September 2016
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Traditional Carmen a musical and dramatic success in Vienna

By , 06 September 2016
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Andreas Homoki’s Lohengrin in Lederhosen lacks mystique in Vienna

By , 05 September 2016
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Geronte de Ravoir runs the show in Vienna's Manon Lescaut

By , 20 June 2016
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Jürgen Flimm’s La clemenza di Tito loses the plot in Vienna

By , 29 March 2016
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La bohème a chilly disappointment in Vienna

By , 26 March 2016
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Verdi’s version of the Opera Ball: Un ballo in maschera in Vienna

By , 12 January 2016
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Lise Lindstrom triumphs in a vintage production of Salome in Vienna

By , 07 December 2015
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No warmth in Falk Richter's wintry Onegin in Vienna

By , 28 October 2015
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Christian Räth's Macbeth enjoys a bloody première at the Vienna Staatsoper

By , 07 October 2015
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Sin City meets silent film: Hindemith’s Cardillac at the Staatsoper Wien

By , 22 June 2015
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An overthought, underperformed Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 16 June 2015
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Nina Stemme shines in a rousing Fidelio in Vienna

By , 06 June 2015
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Stephen Gould triumphs as Siegfried in Vienna

By , 20 May 2015
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Vaudeville and shadow puppets: Die Zauberflöte in Vienna

By , 09 June 2014
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Nina Stemme’s glorious immolation crowns a stunning Vienna Götterdämmerung

By , 08 June 2014
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Nostalgia for the Italian Fifties: The Vienna Staatsoper's La Cenerentola

By , 14 February 2013
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Salome in Vienna

By , 22 October 2011
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Ein tapferer Lohengrin an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 15 June 2018
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Max und die schrägen Vögel: Der Freischütz an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 11 June 2018
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Revolutionsdonner und Stimmungskanonen: Andrea Chénier in Starbesetzung an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 23 April 2018
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Ohne Furcht und Tadel: Ein sagenhafter Siegfried an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 11 April 2018
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Glänzende Festspiele im Repertoire: Das Rheingold an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 04 April 2018
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Revolution revisited: Dantons Tod an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 24 March 2018
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Exzellentes Dirigat und enttäuschende Sänger: Eine so la-La bohème in Wien

By , 20 March 2018
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Prominenten Rollendebüts glänzen in Otello an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 12 March 2018
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Adriana Lecouvreur an der Wiener Staatsoper: Eine Diva vom Feinsten

By , 09 November 2017
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Schnee und Schrecken: Rusalkas Albtraumwelt in der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 25 October 2017
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Es gab schon mal mehr Feuer: Il trovatore an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 04 September 2017
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Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen prallen auf Beton: Pelléas et Mélisande an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 18 June 2017
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Tosca an der Wiener Staatsoper: Immer wieder ein Erlebnis

By , 11 May 2017
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Leise rieselt der Schnee... Erstklassiger Eugen Onegin in Wien

By , 06 May 2017
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Szenische Kälte, heiße Orchesterstürme: Kátja Kabanová an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 21 April 2017
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