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Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Berlin

A dream staging: Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten arrives at the Staatsoper unter den Linden

By , 16 September 2018
****1
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Daniel Harding © Aly Wright
Edinburgh

Wonderful choral singing makes for a stirring Mahler 8 in Edinburgh

By , 26 August 2018
***11
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The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 08 August 2018
****1
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Morris Robinson, Quinn Kelsey and Thomas Søndergård © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 11: A Mahlerian leaving party

By , 22 July 2018
****1
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
Auckland

Simon O'Neill's thrilling Wesendonck-Lieder in Auckland

By , 09 June 2018
***11
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
New York City

New York Philharmonic shines in a concert performance of Die Walküre

By , 14 February 2018
***11
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Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete | Sony Classical
London

Rattle brings out the LSO's brilliance in Das Lied von der Erde

By , 13 December 2017
***11
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Susanna Mälkki © Micke Grönberg | Sveriges Radio
Stockholm

Hands across the Baltic: Stockholm celebrates Finland's jubilee

By , 22 August 2017
***11
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Karen Cargill and the LSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Rattle's Gurrelieder an irresistible force to move the hardest of hearts

By , 19 August 2017
****1
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Simon O'Neill and the RSNO © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Memorable and epic Die Walküre at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 06 August 2017
*****
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Xian Zhang at the podium © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 21: An underwhelming performance of MacMillan and Beethoven

By , 30 July 2017
**111
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Markus Marquardt (Wotan) and Eva Johansson (Brünnhilde), different cast © Tom Schulze
Leipzig

Die Walküre is full of anxiety in Leipzig

By , 29 June 2017
****1
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Kát'a Kabanová) © Bernd Uhlig (2014)
Berlin

Cold discomfort: Andrea Breth's uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová at the Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2017
****1
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David Cangelosi (Mime) © Cheung Wai Lok | Hong Kong Philharmonic
Hong Kong

Dramatically powerful Siegfried as the Hong Kong Philharmonic continues its Ring cycle

By , 22 January 2017
****1
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Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Simon O'Neill and Sir Antonio Pappano © Riccardo Musacchio & Flavio Ianniello
Rome

Pappano releases the shackles: an uplifting Fidelio in Rome

By , 22 October 2016
****1
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Edinburgh

Runnicles bids farewell to BBCSSO with a colossal Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 28 August 2016
*****
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Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde), Simon O'Neill (Siegmund) and Anja Kampe (Sieglinde) © Monika Rittershaus (2011)
Berlin

A stunning musical achievement: Die Walküre in Berlin

By , 12 June 2016
*****
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Stephan Rügamer (Loge) and Dancers of the Eastman Company © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

Staatsoper Berlin's Ring revival begins with musically satisfying Rheingold

By , 11 June 2016
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
New York City

Repetition as evolution: MTT and San Francisco Symphony bring Schubert and Mahler to NYC

By , 14 April 2016
****1
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Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

Melancholy and resignation: a moving Das Lied von der Erde in San Francisco

By , 06 April 2016
***11
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Phillip Rhodes (Scarpia) and Orla Boylan (Tosca) © Neil Mackenzie
Auckland

High-octane Tosca in Auckland

By , 17 September 2015
****1
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James Conlon © Chester Higgins
Chicago

Conlon bows out of Ravinia with a soaring Dutchman

By , 15 August 2015
*****
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Pietari Inkinen © IMG Artists
Auckland

Inkinen farewells New Zealand in a blaze of Wagnerian glory

By , 19 June 2015
*****
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Iain Paterson (Wotan) © Lynn Lane
Houston

Superb cast in Fura del Baus’ American Walküre debut

By , 03 May 2015
*****
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Edinburgh

Janáček's Glagolitic Mass crowns Edinburgh International Festival

By , 30 August 2014
****1
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Sydney

Strong cast makes Sydney Otello a gripping experience

By , 05 July 2014
****1
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Edinburgh

Mahler's epic Eighth a thrilling finale to RSNO's season

By , 30 May 2014
****1
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New York City

A Tale of Two Wozzecks: Goerne and Levine at the Met

By , 06 March 2014
****1
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London

Prom 15: Die Walküre with Terfel, Stemme and Barenboim

By , 23 July 2013
****1
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New York City

Die Walküre at the Met

By , 26 April 2013
*****
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London

Connolly and Terfel stand out in a thought-provoking Walküre at Covent Garden

By , 18 October 2012
*****
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London

Prom 41: Schoenberg's Gurrelieder

By , 12 August 2012
***11
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San Francisco

Nixon in China reaches San Francisco

By , 17 June 2012
***11
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London

Colin Davis conducts Weber's Der Freischütz at the Barbican

By , 19 April 2012
*****
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Birmingham

Pappano's triumphant Royal Opera House Meistersinger in Birmingham

By , 11 January 2012
*****
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Valery Gergiev dirige les Münchner Philharmoniker à la Philharmonie de Paris © Julien Mignot
Paris

Aux Mahler de Gergiev (2) : bienheureuse Symphonie des Mille

By , 17 February 2019
****1
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Valery Gergiev dirige les Münchner Philharmoniker à la Philharmonie de Paris © Julien Mignot
Paris

Aux Mahler de Gergiev (1) : symphonie majuscule et lieder minimaux

By , 16 February 2019
***11
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Berlin

Janáčeks Glagolitische Messe und ein Wiedersehen mit Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin

By , 13 November 2018
****1
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Berlin

„Auf dem Trümmerfeld der Musikgeschichte“: Runnicles dirigiert Zimmermann und Wagner in Berlin

By , 05 September 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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