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Valer Barna-Sabadus (Xerxes) and Torben Jürgens (Ariodates) © Hans Jörg Michel
Düsseldorf

All the world's a stage: Xerxes as a comedy of backstage rivalry

By , 17 January 2019
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Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky / Tchaikovsky) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

A tale of many Tchaikovskys: Herheim's The Queen of Spades at the Royal Opera

By , 13 January 2019
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Taylor Stayton, Nikolay Borchev, Michèle Losier, Renato Girolami © Xavi Montojo
Edinburgh

La Cenerentola at Edinburgh Festival: comic direction to savour from Stefan Herheim

By , 24 August 2018
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John Chest (Pelléas) and Christina Gansch (Mélisande) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Shadows among the organ pipes: an enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande on location in Glyndebourne

By , 30 June 2018
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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Barbe-bleue) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

A boisterous romp in Offenbach's Bluebeard at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 23 March 2018
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Stephanie Houtzeel (Xerses), Nina Bernsteiner (Romila) and Nora Friedrichs (Atalanta) © Jaro Suffner
Berlin

Periwigs and a plane tree: Baroque bawdiness at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 17 February 2018
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Cornel Frey (Andres) and Bo Skovhus (Wozzeck) © Karl Forster
Düsseldorf

Between two worlds: Wozzeck in Düsseldorf

By , 20 October 2017
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Michael Volle (Montfort) and Bryan Hymel (Henri) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
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Wilhelm Schwinghammer (Figaro) © Karl Forster (2015)
Hamburg

Staff issues: Mozart's Figaro in Hamburg

By , 11 February 2017
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Anna Goryachova (Cenerentola) and Taylor Stayton (Don Ramiro) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Rossini ex machina: Stefan Herheim’s Cenerentola in Oslo

By , 21 January 2017
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Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky) and Chorus © Monika Forster | Dutch National Opera
Amsterdam

Caged bird: Tchaikovsky stars in Herheim's remarkable Pique Dame at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 June 2016
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Copenhagen

Send in the clowns: Stefan Herheim’s Lulu in Copenhagen

By , 20 November 2014
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Oslo

Moonstruck: Stefan Herheim's Salome at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 25 May 2013
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Dresden

The highs and lows of Stefan Herheim's Manon Lescaut at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 02 March 2013
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Vienna

Puccini takes centre stage in Stefan Herheim’s Madama Butterfly

By , 22 November 2011
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© Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Caustique Blaubart au Komische Oper de Berlin

By , 13 July 2018
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© Jean-Pierre Maurin
Lyon

Une Cenerentola rutilante : Cendrillon fait les ménages à Lyon

By , 15 December 2017
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Martin Muehle (Don José) und Dshamilja Kaiser (Carmen) © Werner Kmetitsch | Oper Graz
Graz

Nachts im Museum: Carmen an der Grazer Oper

By , 08 June 2016
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Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) et Bo Skovhus (Sixtus Beckmesser) © Vincent Pontet | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Le songe des Maîtres chanteurs à l'Opéra Bastille

By , 13 March 2016
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Lyon

Rusalka meets Rocky Horror : Dvořák et ses miroirs à l’Opéra de Lyon

By , 01 January 2015
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Graz

Händels Xerxes als barocke Muppet-Show in der Oper Graz

By , 29 November 2014
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