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Adrian Angelico (Octavian) © Sara Strandlund
Stockholm

Deception reigns in Christof Loy’s production of Der Rosenkavalier in Stockholm

By , 26 May 2018
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Kate Lindsey (Ariodante) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Handel’s Ariodante comes from Vienna to Madrid

By , 18 March 2018
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Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

A glorious Meistersinger from Harry Kupfer at La Scala

By , 19 March 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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Eric Owens (Wotan) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Perplexing staging not enough to derail a gloriously sung Rheingold at Lyric Opera

By , 01 October 2016
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Peter Moltzen (Samiel) and Anna Prohaska (Ännchen) © Katrin Ribbe
Berlin

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

By , 06 October 2015
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Wolfgang Koch (Wotan), Albert Dohmen (Alberich) and John Daszak (Loge) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Overly busy Castorf Rheingold distracts from the music at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2015
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Annette Dasch (Elsa) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Successful experiment: Neuenfels' laboratory Lohengrin impresses at Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2015
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From left: Wolfgang Koch as Wotan, Nadine Weissman as Erda plus giants © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Oleg Bryjak impresses in Frank Castorf's striking, tawdry and generally baffling Das Rheingold

By , 22 August 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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Escena de La flauta mágica en el Palau de les Arts © Mikel Ponce y Miguel Lorenzo | Palau de les Arts
Valencia

La flauta mágica en Les Arts: Mozart como chirigota

By , 01 December 2018
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Madrid

Evocación, contemplación y acción: Stravinsky y Beethoven para la clausura de la temporada “Redenciones” de la OCNE

By , 30 June 2018
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© Juliette le Maoult
Paris

Flamboyant(e) Ariodante des Arts Florissants dirigés par William Christie à la Philharmonie

By , 10 March 2018
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Sarah Connolly (Ariodante) und Chen Reiss (Ginevra) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Ariodante: die Wiener Staatsoper auf der Pirsch mit Händel

By , 24 February 2018
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Eliahu Inbal © ZChrapek
Hamburg

Hoch angesetzt, doch nicht gewonnen: Eliahu Inbal mit Mahlers Achten in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 28 April 2017
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