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Anna Gabler (Arabella) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Putting frippery before Freud: Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s Arabella at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 14 December 2017
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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
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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
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Jongmin Park (Hunding) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH / Michael Pohn
Vienna

Peter Schneider takes the Valkyries on a wild ride in Vienna

By , 21 May 2017
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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
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Julie Fuchs (Susanna) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

Torments, caprice and folly: a fine Figaro in Zurich

By , 15 October 2016
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Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Don Giovanni) and Valentina Naforniţă (Zerlina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Sizzling sex scenes but Don Giovanni escapes the flames in Salzburg

By , 07 August 2016
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Elliot Madore (Guglielmo) and Anna Stéphany (Dorabella) © Judith Schlosser (2014)
Zürich

No fuss, no frills: a refreshing Così fan tutte in Zurich

By , 03 June 2016
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Rusalka) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn (2014)
Vienna

Darkly poignant, mysteriously stylish: Rusalka in Vienna

By , 09 February 2016
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Tomasz Konieczny (Cardillac) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Sin City meets silent film: Hindemith’s Cardillac at the Staatsoper Wien

By , 22 June 2015
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Emily Magee (Ariadne) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Bacchus) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

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

By , 11 June 2014
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Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Nina Stemme’s glorious immolation crowns a stunning Vienna Götterdämmerung

By , 08 June 2014
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Lise Lindstrom (Elektra) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Ein Repertoireabend mit Glanzlichtern: Elektra an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 19 October 2018
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Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Revolutionsdonner und Stimmungskanonen: Andrea Chénier in Starbesetzung an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 23 April 2018
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Stephen Gould (Siegfried) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Ohne Furcht und Tadel: Ein sagenhafter Siegfried an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 11 April 2018
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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
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Rusalka) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Schnee und Schrecken: Rusalkas Albtraumwelt in der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 25 October 2017
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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
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