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Krassimira Stoyanova (Ariadne) and Stephen Gould (Bacchus) © Ludwig Olah
Dresden

A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

By , 12 December 2018
*****
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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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Gerhard Siegel (Mime) and Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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Vitalij Kowaljow (Wotan) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

Valkyries scramble over theatre seats as Semperoper Dresden's Ring advances

By , 30 January 2018
***11
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Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

By , 29 January 2018
***11
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Christoph Pohl (Frank/Fritz) and Manuela Uhl (Marietta) © David Baltzer
Dresden

Nostalgia and neurosis as Die tote Stadt returns to the Semperoper after nearly a century

By , 21 January 2018
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Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

A stunning Götterdämmerung in Dresden

By , 01 November 2017
****1
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Anna Netrebko (Elsa) and Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin) © Daniel Koch
Dresden

Anna Netrebko's dream Elsa in Dresden Lohengrin

By , 29 May 2016
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Peter Serkin © Kathy Chapman
Dresden

Family tradition: Peter Serkin's Reger in Dresden

By , 07 May 2016
****1
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Christian Bauch in Ekman's COW © T M Rives
Dresden

Ekman's COW: A Case for New Mindfulness at the Semperoper

By , 12 March 2016
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Sara Jakubiak (Agathe), Christina Landshamer (Ännchen) and Michael König (Max) © Matthias Creutziger | Semperoper Dresden
Dresden

“Six shall obey, the seventh betray": the Semperoper's new production of Weber's Freischütz

By , 03 May 2015
****1
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Marjorie Owens (Daphne) © Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Dresden's Daphne relocated into Nazi Germany

By , 14 September 2014
**111
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Anke Vondung (Carmen) and Kostas Smoriginas (Escamillo) © Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Dresden Semperoper: A Carmen for the 21st century

By , 30 August 2014
***11
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Claudio Abbado © Felix Broede | DG
Dresden

Claudio Abbado remembered in Dresden

By , 09 June 2014
***11
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Željko Lučić (Simon Boccanegra) © Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Thielemann brings Verdi's Simon Boccanegra to life

By , 30 May 2014
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Tómas Tómasson (Jochanaan) and Erika Sunnegårdh (Salome) © Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

A Triumphant Return Home for Salome

By , 21 March 2014
****1
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©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

A well-aged Tannhäuser in Dresden

By , 31 October 2013
***11
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©  Matthias Creutziger / Dresden Semperoper
Dresden

Verdi's Macbeth comes to life in Dresden

By , 20 September 2013
****1
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Lisa Batiashvili  ©  Anja Frers and Deutsche Grammophon
Dresden

A feast of Brahms in Dresden with Thielemann and Batiashvili

By , 07 April 2013
****1
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©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

A dream cast: Rigoletto at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 30 March 2013
***11
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Thiago Arancam (Renato des Grieux), Norma Fantini (Manon Lescaut)  ©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

The highs and lows of Stefan Herheim's Manon Lescaut at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 02 March 2013
***11
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Marjorie Owens (Cio-Cio-San), Tichina Vaughn (Suzuki)  ©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

A heart-wrenching Madama Butterfly at Dresden's Semperoper

By , 09 December 2012
****1
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Wookyung Kim (Idomeneo), Ensemble  ©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

A fresh take on Mozart's Idomeneo in Dresden

By , 29 November 2012
****1
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Christian Thielemann conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden  ©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Christian Thielemann launches his Brahms cycle in Dresden

By , 14 October 2012
****1
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Sade, Frontali, Guriakow, Scandiuzzi  ©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

A relentlessly dark Don Carlo at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 04 October 2012
***11
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©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

La bohème at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 15 September 2012
***11
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©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Fidelio an enduring ode to freedom in Dresden

By , 17 June 2012
***11
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© Benjamin Ealovega
Dresden

A baroque rarity with a modern twist

By , 23 April 2011
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©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

Dresden's Semperoper an ideal house for Tannhäuser

By , 22 April 2011
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Anna Netrebko (Elsa) und Piotr Beczala (Lohengrin) © Daniel Koch | Semperoper Dresden
Dresden

Mein lieber Schwan: Netrebko und Beczala erobern den Wagner-Kontinent

By , 29 May 2016
****1
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