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Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Munich

Kirill Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

By , 14 July 2018
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Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Munich

Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

By , 28 June 2018
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Elena Pankratova (Barak the Dyer's Wife) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Fairy Music: Petrenko conducts a revelatory Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

By , 02 July 2017
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Sarah Grether (Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Empress) © Hans Jörg Michel
Berlin

Fractures made whole: Claus Guth's shattering Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 09 April 2017
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Die Meistersinger Act III © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Tradition and transformation of a culture: Staatsoper Berlin's Die Meistersinger

By , 11 October 2015
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Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde) and Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Fashionable crocs? Postmodern games in Castorf’s Siegfried

By , 30 July 2015
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Johan Botha (Siegmund) and Anja Kampe (Sieglinde) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Die Walküre at Bayreuth: the triumph of love over spectacle

By , 28 July 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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Elena Pankratova (The Dyer's Wife) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

The music is the star of the Bavarian State Opera's surreal Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 20 December 2014
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Lance Ryan as Siegfried, Wolfgang Koch as the Wanderer © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Wagner and Verfremdungseffekt: outstanding singing and subversive direction in Bayreuth's Siegfried

By , 25 August 2014
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Ride of the Valkyries © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Back to Baku: Die Walküre in Bayreuth

By , 23 August 2014
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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
***11
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The Staatsoper’s new Lohengrin: too much opera for such confined staging

By , 20 April 2014
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Karen Cargill, Maria Radner, Elisabeth Meister as the Three Norns  ©  ROH 2012 / Clive Barda
London

The cycle concludes: Götterdämmerung at the Royal Opera

By , 24 October 2012
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Antonio Pappano
Birmingham

Pappano's triumphant Royal Opera House Meistersinger in Birmingham

By , 11 January 2012
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©  Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

The Salzburg Festival's Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 01 August 2011
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Dantons Tod © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Revolution revisited: Dantons Tod an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 24 March 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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Suor Angelica: Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Aufs Wesentliche reduziert: Il trittico sorgt für musikalische Highlights an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 20 December 2017
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Benjamin Bruns (David) und Jonas Kaufmann (Walther von Stolzing) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Zwölfte Premiere der Meistersinger von Nürnberg an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 16 May 2016
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Capriccio à l'Opéra de Paris, mise en scène de Robert Carsen © Vincent Pontet / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Capriccio illusionniste à l’Opéra Garnier

By , 19 January 2016
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