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Olga Peretyatko (Leïla) © Donata Wenders
Berlin

Wim Wenders successful dive into opera: Les Pêcheurs de perles at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 24 June 2017
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Kát'a Kabanová) © Bernd Uhlig (2014)
Berlin

Cold discomfort: Andrea Breth's uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová at the Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2017
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Charles Castronovo (Faust), Magdalena Kožená (Marguerite) and Florian Boesch (Méphistophélès) © Matthias Baus
Berlin

The Third Reich Show: Terry Gilliam's Damnation de Faust reaches the Staatsoper

By , 27 May 2017
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Abdellah Lasri (Alfredo Germont) and Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta) © Bernd Uhlig (2015)
Berlin

Cracked mirror: La traviata at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 27 April 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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René Pape (Gurnemanz), Anja Kampe (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal) © Ruth Walz (2015)
Berlin

The Staatsoper's remarkable Parsifal remains as moving as ever

By , 08 April 2017
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Michael Rotschopf (Arthur), Ferdinand Kraemer (Young Arthur) and Max Urlacher (Oswald) © Ruth Walz
Berlin

Magnificent music and opulent visuals: Purcell's King Arthur in Berlin

By , 21 January 2017
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Anna Nechaeva (Manon) © Matthias Baus
Berlin

Flimm's Hollywood Manon Lescaut is fleet-footed but effective in Berlin

By , 04 December 2016
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) and Michael Volle (Orest) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Chéreau's Elektra arrives in Berlin

By , 23 October 2016
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Falk Struckmann (Don Pizarro), Camilla Nylund (Leonore) und Andreas Schager (Florestan) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Harry Kupfer’s Fidelio confuses at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 09 October 2016
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Iréne Theorin (Buünnhilde) © Monika Rittershaus (2013)
Berlin

Götterdämmerung a musical success at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 19 June 2016
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Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde) and Lance Ryan (Siegfried) © Monika Rittershaus (2012)
Berlin

Andreas Schager a sensational Siegfried at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 15 June 2016
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Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde), Simon O'Neill (Siegmund) and Anja Kampe (Sieglinde) © Monika Rittershaus (2011)
Berlin

A stunning musical achievement: Die Walküre in Berlin

By , 12 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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Rolando Villazón (Michel) and Magdalena Kožená (Juliette) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A dream team at Staatsoper Berlin for Martinů's Juliette

By , 28 May 2016
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Plácido Domingo as Simon Boccanegra © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Starry singing, but an underdirected Simon Boccanegra at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 08 May 2016
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Amor vien al destino: Ensemble © Thomas M. Jauk | Staatsoper Berlin
Berlin

Love comes from fate: René Jacobs conducts the first performance in 300 years

By , 23 April 2016
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Static Time © Fernando Marcos
Berlin

The search for time: The Staatsballett Berlin dances Duato | Kylián

By , 28 December 2015
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Michael Volle (Scarpia) and Anja Kampe (Tosca) © Clarchen Baus 2014
Berlin

Two Toscas a century apart in Berlin

By , 13 October 2015
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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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Mikhail Kaniskin (Onegin) © Enrico Nawrath
Berlin

Lacking a sense of abandon: Cranko's Onegin at Staatsballett Berlin

By , 08 October 2015
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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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Lyudmila Monastyrska (Lady Macbeth) and Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) © Mara Eggert | Staatsoper Berlin
Berlin

Monastyrska and Domingo sizzle in Berlin’s Macbeth

By , 07 February 2015
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Thomas Lichtenecker (Miles) and Emma Bell (Governess) © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

In Berlin Claus Guth's Screw turns differently

By , 15 November 2014
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Sasha Waltz's Faun © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Provocative balletic reimaginings at the Staatsoper

By , 14 November 2014
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Waltraud Meier (Isolde, 2000) © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

Shattering Tristan und Isolde in Berlin almost unbearably intense

By , 11 October 2014
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Michael Volle (Scarpia) and Anja Kampe (Tosca) © Hermann & Clärchen Baus
Berlin

A bewildering Tosca at Berlin's Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

By , 03 October 2014
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Candide © Clärchen and Matthias Baus
Berlin

Candide lights up the stage of the Berlin State Opera

By , 21 September 2014
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La traviata at Staatsoper Berlin © Ruth Walz
Berlin

Dark and dour Traviata disappoints at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 14 September 2014
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Charles Workman, Sylvia Schwartz, Delphine Galou © Hermann und Clärchen Baus
Berlin

A gorgeously sung and strangely staged Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 07 June 2014
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Gidon Saks as Nick Shadow  ©  Ruth Walz
Berlin

The progress of a rake in Berlin: Krzysztof Warlikowski's production with the Staatsoper

By , 09 March 2013
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Die Zarenbraut © Monika Rittershaus | Staatsoper Berlin
Berlin

Der Zaren-Bot schreitet und winkt, die Frauenseele leidet und singt: Die Zarenbraut in Berlin

By , 03 April 2016
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Nadine Koutcher (Violetta Valéry) © Bernd Uhlig | Staatsoper Berlin
Berlin

Staatsoper am Schillertheater im Verdi-Reigen zeigt Traviata nonstop

By , 27 December 2015
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Marina Poplavskaya als Marguerite © Monika Rittershaus | Staatsopher im Schillertheater
Berlin

Faust an der Berliner Staatsoper: ein großer Abend mit Simone Young

By , 17 December 2015
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Anna Prohaska (Susanna) und Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Graf Almaviva) © Clärchen und Matthias Baus | Staatsoper Berlin
Berlin

Wider die Tristesse: Jürgen Flimms Nozze di Figaro an der Staatsoper Berlin

By , 15 November 2015
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