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BerlinChildren's Concert

Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra; Tamara Schmidt

BernLaboratoire Suisse de la Danse

Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern; Linda Magnifico; Isabelle Bischof

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Bernstein: Candide
Marcus Merkel; Juana Ines Cano Restrepo; Oper Graz; Sophia Brommer; Alexander Kaimbacher; Sieglinde Feldhofer; Iris Vermillion

MunichLes Vêpres siciliennesNew Production

Les Vêpres siciliennes
Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes
Omer Meir Wellber; Antú Romero Nunes; Bavarian State Opera; Stefan Soltesz; Victoria Behr; George Petean; Bryan Hymel

MunichAus einem TotenhausNew Production

Aus einem Totenhaus
Janáček: From the House of the Dead
Simone Young; Frank Castorf; Bavarian State Opera; Aleksandar Denić; Adriana Braga Peretzki; Evgeniya Sotnikova; Manuel Günther

AmsterdamLegacy

Legacy
Gallo: Legacy
Nadia Beugré; Hanna Hedman; Erk Houllier; Boris Hennion

AmsterdamCrowd

Crowd
Gisele Vienne; Stephen O’Malley; Dennis Cooper; Patrick Riou
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Modified rapture: Tcherniakov's new Tristan

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) © Monika Rittershaus
A passionless staging of Wagner's masterpiece throws cold water on Barenboim's fiery conducting at the Staatsoper.
***11
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Words or music? Collaboration or resistance? A new Capriccio in Frankfurt

Camilla Nylund (The Countess) © Monika Rittershaus
Camilla Nylund’s rich, ample voice bloomed in the glorious setting of the sonnet, cosseted by burnished horn playing, in Strauss' unsurpassed operatic farewell to the soprano voice.
****1
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A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

Max Emanuel Cenčić (Nerone) and Anna Prohaska (Poppea) © Bernd Uhlig
The Staatsoper's new L'incoronazione di Poppea is serious, intelligent but short on fire.
***11
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Sweet nothings: a disappointing Hänsel und Gretel

Katrin Wundsam (Hänsel) and Elsa Dreisig (Gretel) © Monika Rittershaus
Achim Freyer's production robs Humperdinck's fairy tale of heart and drama at the Lindenoper.
**111
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Local colour: Mathis der Maler in the Ruhr

Urban Malmberg (Mathis) © Karl & Monika Forster
Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen's new production of Hindemith's meditation on art and politics, Mathis der Maler, draws upon the Ruhr's modern art legacy.
***11
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Between two worlds: Wozzeck in Düsseldorf

Cornel Frey (Andres) and Bo Skovhus (Wozzeck) © Karl Forster
Stefan Herheim's eagerly awaited production of Berg's Wozzeck distances us from the emotional heart of the tragedy by portraying the story as a hallucinatory death-room experience.
****1
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Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

Sven-Eric Bechtolf (Mephistopheles), Katharina Kammerloher (Sorge) und Roman Trekel (Faust) © Hermann und Clärchen Baus
Jürgen Flimm's take on Schumann's Faust Scenes offers no solutions to self-imposed problems at the Staatsoper unter den Linden's glitzy reopening.
**111
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