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Debussy rarities with Barenboim and Argerich at the Berlin Festtage

By , 29 March 2018
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Berlin

Falstaff at the Festtage: Verdi's masterpiece in a new production at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 25 March 2018
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Berlin

The silvery light of the moon: Neuenfels' bloodless Salome at the Berliner Staatsoper

By , 08 March 2018
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Berlin

Modified rapture: Tcherniakov's new Tristan und Isolde at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 11 February 2018
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Berlin

Sweet nothings: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 08 December 2017
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Berlin

Happy 275th birthday, Staatsoper Unter den Linden!

By , 07 December 2017
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Berlin

What the conductor tells me: an impeccably controlled Mahler 3 from James Levine

By , 31 October 2017
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Berlin

Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

By , 03 October 2017
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London

Prom 4: Great Birtwistle and Elgar from Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

By , 16 July 2017
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London

Prom 2: A love letter from Berlin as Barenboim and the Staatskapelle make Elgar their own

By , 15 July 2017
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Berlin

Daring and grandeur in the final concert in Barenboim's Schubert cycle

By , 26 June 2017
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Berlin

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

By , 24 June 2017
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Berlin

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

By , 14 June 2017
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Berlin

Orchestral fireworks: Staatskapelle Berlin at the Philharmonie

By , 05 June 2017
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Berlin

The Third Reich Show: Terry Gilliam's Damnation de Faust reaches the Staatsoper

By , 27 May 2017
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Berlin

Barenboim's Schubert symphony cycle continues in joyous fashion

By , 25 May 2017
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Berlin

Cracked mirror: La traviata at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 27 April 2017
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Berlin

Youth and beauty: Barenboim and the Staatskapelle start their Schubert cycle in joyous fashion

By , 22 April 2017
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Berlin

Fractures made whole: Claus Guth's shattering Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 09 April 2017
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Berlin

The Staatsoper's remarkable Parsifal remains as moving as ever

By , 08 April 2017
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New York City

Sixty years on: Daniel Barenboim at Carnegie Hall

By , 19 January 2017
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Berlin

Flimm's Hollywood Manon Lescaut is fleet-footed but effective in Berlin

By , 04 December 2016
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Berlin

Paavo Järvi conquers Shostakovich's Leningrad with the Staatskapelle

By , 07 November 2016
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Berlin

Cecilia Bartoli and Daniel Barenboim in Berlin Mozart-fest

By , 30 October 2016
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Berlin

Chéreau's Elektra arrives in Berlin

By , 23 October 2016
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Berlin

Harry Kupfer’s Fidelio confuses at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 09 October 2016
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London

Prom 70: Sassy Bruckner from Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

By , 06 September 2016
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London

Prom 69: A ‘Romantic’ encounter with Bruckner from Berlin

By , 05 September 2016
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Berlin

Götterdämmerung a musical success at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 19 June 2016
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Berlin

A stunning musical achievement: Die Walküre in Berlin

By , 12 June 2016
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Berlin

Staatsoper Berlin's Ring revival begins with musically satisfying Rheingold

By , 11 June 2016
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Berlin

“That I am stuck in music": Martha Argerich’s birthday concert in Berlin

By , 05 June 2016
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Berlin

A dream team at Staatsoper Berlin for Martinů's Juliette

By , 28 May 2016
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Prague

At Prague Spring, new sounds from an old friend

By , 15 May 2016
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Berlin

Musical opiates: intoxicating Dutilleux in Berlin

By , 09 May 2016
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Berlin

Starry singing, but an underdirected Simon Boccanegra at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 08 May 2016
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Berlin

Two Toscas a century apart in Berlin

By , 13 October 2015
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Berlin

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

By , 11 October 2015
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Berlin

Lacking a sense of abandon: Cranko's Onegin at Staatsballett Berlin

By , 08 October 2015
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Berlin

A dud bullet: Thalheimer’s Der Freischütz fires blanks at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 06 October 2015
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London

“Spirit of delight”: Staggering Elgar from Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

By , 21 April 2015
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London

Argerich returns to the adulation of London; Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle impress

By , 20 April 2015
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Berlin

Monastyrska and Domingo sizzle in Berlin’s Macbeth

By , 07 February 2015
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Berlin

In Berlin Claus Guth's Screw turns differently

By , 15 November 2014
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Berlin

Shattering Tristan und Isolde in Berlin almost unbearably intense

By , 11 October 2014
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Berlin

A bewildering Tosca at Berlin's Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

By , 03 October 2014
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Berlin

Candide lights up the stage of the Berlin State Opera

By , 21 September 2014
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Berlin

Dark and dour Traviata disappoints at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 14 September 2014
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Berlin

Subdued Brahms concertos from Barenboim at Berlin Festival opening concert

By , 02 September 2014
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Berlin

High-calibre Strauss performances from Netrebko, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

By , 31 August 2014
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