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Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino) © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, McBurney's Die Zauberflöte continues to delight

By , 12 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Camilla Tilling © Camilla Greenwell | Philharmonia Orchestra
London

A thrilling Gurrelieder from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 28 June 2018
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Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar) © DNO 2018
Amsterdam

Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 April 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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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Herod) and Gun-Brit Barkmin (Salome) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Salome in Vienna is big on decibels, but short on detail

By , 21 September 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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Norbert Ernst (Loge), Egils Silins (Wotan) and Markus Eiche (Donner) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Indulgence and corruption: Bechtolf's Ring returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 April 2017
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Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs) and Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
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Martin Winkler (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

By , 20 October 2016
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Danae) © Salzburger Festspiele | Forster
Salzburg

Going for gold: Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae returns to Salzburg

By , 05 August 2016
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Michael Druiett (Wotan), Jo Pohlheim (Alberich) and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge) © Clive Barda
London

Dipping a toe into the Rhine: Wagner therapy from Opera North

By , 28 June 2016
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Stephan Rügamer (Loge) and Dancers of the Eastman Company © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

Staatsoper Berlin's Ring revival begins with musically satisfying Rheingold

By , 11 June 2016
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Michael Volle (Wozzeck) and Ricarda Merbeth (Marie) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

An expressionistic Wozzeck: Jürgen Flimm's old classic closes the season at La Scala

By , 06 November 2015
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Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Witness to a delicious aberration: Wozzeck in Zurich

By , 13 September 2015
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Íride Martínez (Königin der Nacht) and Chen Reiss (Pamina) © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Polished stagecraft still wields its magic in Dutch National Opera’s Zauberflöte

By , 04 March 2015
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Laura Aikin (Marie) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Grotesque, gritty Die Soldaten at La Scala

By , 17 January 2015
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Tara Erraught (Hänsel) and Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Gretel) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A nightmare-inducing Hänsel und Gretel in Munich

By , 25 November 2014
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Anna Larsson (The Wood Dove) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

The Wings of the Dove: Magnificent expressionism in Dutch National Opera's Gurre-Lieder

By , 02 September 2014
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Paris

Esa-Pekka Salonen dirige de somptueux et lumineux Gurrelieder

By , 14 March 2014
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Torsten Kerl as Siegfried and Alwyn Mellor as Brünnhilde  © Opéra national de Paris / Charles Duprat
Paris

A German in Paris: Siegfried at the Opéra Bastille

By , 21 March 2013
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Die Soldaten 2012: Anna-Eva Köck (Madam Roux)  ©  Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Zimmermann's Die Soldaten at the Salzburg Festival

By , 26 August 2012
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©  Clive Barda
Gateshead

Das Rheingold: a concert perfomance full of drama

By , 26 June 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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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) und Statisterie der Bayerischen Staatsoper © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Wagners Siegfried an der Bayerischen Staatsoper mit brillantem Feinklang

By , 03 February 2018
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John Lundgren (Alberich) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die Bayerische Staatsoper sonnt sich im alten Glanz des Rheingolds

By , 13 January 2018
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Marlis Petersen (Lulu) und Bo Skovhus (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Lulu an der Bayerischen Staatsoper: Alban Berg auf das Wesentliche reduziert

By , 20 September 2015
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