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BerlinEine Frau, die weiß, was sie will!

© Iko Freese
Straus: Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will (A woman who knows what she wants)
Adam Benzwi; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Pavel B. Jiracek; Katrin Kath; Diego Leetz; Dagmar Manzel

BerlinFarges mikh nit – vergiss mich nicht

© Iko Freese
Alma Sadé; Helene Schneiderman; Barrie Kosky

BerlinAnatevka

© Monika Rittershaus
Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Klaus Bruns; Diego Leetz; Jan Freese

BerlinDer ZigeunerbaronNew production

© Jan Windszus Photography
Strauss II: Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
Stefan Soltész; Tobias Kratzer; Komische Oper Berlin; Rainer Sellmaier; Bernd Purkrabek; Ulrich Lenz

BerlinFrühlingsstürme

© Iko Freese
Weinberger: Jarní bouře (Frühlingsstürme)
Ivo Hentschel; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Klaus Grünberg; Dinah Ehm; Otto Pichler

MadridSiegfried

Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Wagner: Siegfried
Pablo Heras-Casado; Robert Carsen; Teatro Real; Patrick Kinmonth; Andreas Schager; Andreas Conrad

ZürichOrphée et EurydiceNew production

Orphée et Eurydice
Gluck: Orphée et Euridice
Stefano Montanari; Christoph Marthaler; Zurich Opera; Anna Viebrock; Martin Gebhardt; Joachim Rathke
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Between symbolism and party reality: Salome at La Scala

Elena Stikhina (Salome) © Brescia e Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Damiano Michieletto's production does not let the viewer rest easy even when the opera has ended.
*****
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No salvation: Budapest Don Carlo paints a dark picture of humanity

Gaston Rivero (Don Carlo) and Zsuzsanna Ádám (Elisabetta di Valois) © Valter Berecz | Hungarian State Opera
The Hungarian State Opera presents a new modern production of Don Carlo by a director who depicts the historical cruelty as very much present in our world today.
****1
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A hi-gloss Pelléas et Mélisande falls flat in Geneva

Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) and Mari Eriksmoen (Mélisande) © Grand Théâtre de Genève | Magali Dougados
Heroes emerge in adversity, and there are sterling turns from Leigh Melrose as a pugilistic Golaud and from the venerable Arkel of Matthew Best.
**111
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Rattle conducts a Jenůfa to sear the soul at the Staatsoper Berlin

Camilla Nylund (Jenůfa) and Evelyn Herlitzius (Kostelnička) © Bernd Uhlig
Although Damiano Michieletto's new production resembles an expensive drama workshop, it’s the marvellous performances that make this such a moving Jenůfa.
****1
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The Master and Margarita staged as “opera-musical” in Budapest

Orsolya Sáfár (Margarita) and Péter Balczó (The Master) © Péter Rákossy | Hungarian State Opera
The Master and Margarita is a spectacular extravaganza indeed, streamed from Hungarian State Opera's Eiffel Art Studios.
***11
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Tcherniakov's new Freischütz a brilliant piece of theater in Munich

Pavel Černoch (Max), Golda Schultz (Agathe) and Kyle Ketelsen (Kaspar) © Wilfried Hösl
Dmitri Tcherniakov updates the "German Romantic Opera" into a modern-day thriller with interesting twists in a musically splendid performance in Munich.
*****
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A little touch of magic in Scottish Opera's Hansel and Gretel

Nadine Benjamin (Witch) © James Glossop

Clever stage touches and great voices are enough to win over even the stoniest of hearts.

****1
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