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Stephen Milling (Hagen) © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
London

Milling’s powerful Hagen drives a dramatic Royal Opera Götterdämmerung

By , 01 October 2018
****1
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Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

By , 21 June 2018
****1
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Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

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

By , 11 February 2018
***11
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Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

By , 04 February 2018
***11
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Michael König (Max) and Gunther Groissböck (Kaspar) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Demons and angels: Der Freischütz at La Scala

By , 10 October 2017
****1
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Eric Owens and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee
New York City

Immortals and human passions in New York Philharmonic’s Das Rheingold under Alan Gilbert

By , 01 June 2017
*****
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Sir Bryn Terfel (Hans Sachs) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
***11
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Thomas Johannes Mayer (Amfortas) © Matthias Baus (2012)
Berlin

Parsifal travels time and space at Deutsche Oper

By , 16 October 2016
****1
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Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) and Sophie Koch (Venus) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser revived at Covent Garden

By , 26 April 2016
***11
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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Eva-Maria Westbroek (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus
Baden-Baden

Ocean voyage of Tristan und Isolde in Baden-Baden

By , 28 March 2016
****1
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Florestan) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

A routine Fidelio in Vienna saved by some impressive debuts

By , 07 January 2016
***11
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Markus Stenz © MolinaVisuals
Amsterdam

Voltaire and vino: Maskarade bubbles over at the Concertgebouw

By , 19 December 2015
****1
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Julia Rutigliano, Mirella Hagen and Anna Lapkovskaja (Rhinemaidens) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

But what does it all mean? Castorf’s visually stylish Götterdämmerung brings no resolution

By , 01 August 2015
****1
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Lioba Braun (Brangäne) and Violeta Urmana (Isolde) © Francesco Squeglia | Teatro San Carlo
Naples

Tristan and Isolde: an extreme love to die for in Naples

By , 22 February 2015
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Matthias Goerne © Marco Borggreve | Harmonia mundi
Hong Kong

Earnest singing and dramatic insight in Das Rheingold with the Hong Kong Philharmonic

By , 24 January 2015
***11
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Waltraud Meier (Isolde, 2000) © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

Shattering Tristan und Isolde in Berlin almost unbearably intense

By , 11 October 2014
*****
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L-R: Ekaterina Gubanova, Daniel Barenboim and Iain Paterson in a performance of Wagner’s Das Rhein ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 14: Barenboim's Rheingold doesn't disappoint

By , 22 July 2013
*****
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Peter Seiffert and Nina Stemme in Tristan und Isolde  ©  Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Seiffert and Stemme excel at the Wiener Staatsoper in McVicar's lacklustre Tristan und Isolde

By , 18 June 2013
****1
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Dean Power (First Prisoner), Jussi Myllys (Jailer), Laura Tatulescu (Marzelline), Franz-Josef Selig  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

More Bieito than Beethoven: Fidelio at the Bayerische Staatsoper

By , 27 November 2011
**111
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Egils Silins as Der Holländer  ©  The Royal Opera / Mike Hoban
London

Ghostly ships and demonic captains ahoy: Der Fliegende Holländer at Covent Garden

By , 18 October 2011
***11
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Don Carlo à l'OnR, mise en scène de Robert Carsen © Klara Beck
Strasbourg

Magnifique Don Carlo à l'Opéra national du Rhin

By , 17 June 2016
*****
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