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John Daszak Alviano) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

A florid perversity: Barrie Kosky fires up Die Gezeichneten in Zurich

By , 23 September 2018
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Jennifer Davis (Elsa) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
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Ausrine Stundyte (Salome) and Christian Natter (Oscar Wilde) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

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

By , 08 March 2018
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Stephanie Blythe, Thomas Mayer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Lenox

One Rheingold to rule them all: the Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood

By , 15 July 2017
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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
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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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Elena Manistina (Spring Beauty) and Aida Garifullina (Snegurochka) © Elisa Haberer | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Rites of Spring: Tcherniakov embraces Rimsky-Korsakov's hymn to nature at the Bastille

By , 15 April 2017
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Véronique Gens (Iphigénie) © Guergana Damianova | Opéra National de Paris
Paris

Warlikowski's provocative staging of Iphigénie en Tauride a theatrical experience in Paris

By , 02 December 2016
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Berlin

Parsifal travels time and space at Deutsche Oper

By , 16 October 2016
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Robert Dean Smith (Lohengrin) © Wilfried Hösl (2010)
Munich

Lohengrin and Elsa build a house in Munich

By , 24 March 2016
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Thomas J Mayer (Wanderer) and Andreas Conrad (Mime) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

With an uneven cast, Munich Siegfried disappoints

By , 08 March 2015
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Thomas J Mayer (Wotan) and Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A thrilling Die Walküre in Munich raises the bar in this Ring

By , 28 February 2015
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Thomas J Mayer (Wotan) and Elisabeth Kulman (Fricka) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Munich's Rheingold: beautiful, but leaves many questions

By , 20 February 2015
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© Suzanne Schwiertz
Zürich

Die Frau ohne Schatten: a Strauss extravaganza in Zurich

By , 27 November 2014
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) and Edith Haller (Elsa) © Bayreuth Festival | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Klaus Florian Vogt a Lohengrin for the ages in Bayreuth

By , 06 August 2014
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Simone Schneider (The Empress) and Doris Soffel (The Nurse) © Kirsten Nihof
Leipzig

Marble and grit in Strauss’ 'problem child' in Leipzig

By , 12 June 2014
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© Bettina Stöß
Berlin

A sublime and heartbreaking Tosca at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 17 May 2014
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Adrian Eröd (Sixtus Beckmesser)  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

A hugely entertaining Meistersinger from The Netherlands Opera

By , 04 June 2013
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©  Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

The Salzburg Festival's Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 01 August 2011
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Moïse et Aaron dans une mise en scène de Romeo Castellucci © Bernd Uhlig - Opera national de Paris
Paris

Moïse et Aaron à Paris : au commencement était le Verbe

By , 20 October 2015
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Anja Harteros (Arabella) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Schön, schöner, Arabella: Grandioser Erfolg der neuen Produktion bei den Opernfestspielen in München

By , 06 July 2015
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