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DijonScena Madre: Ambra senatore

Scena Madre
Ambra Senatore; Louise Hochet; Matteo Ceccarelli; Lee Davern; Elisa Ferrari

SavonlinnaThe Abduction from the Seraglio

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Kalle Kuusava; Katariina Lahti; Mark Väisänen; Erika Turunen; Elena Gorshunova; Claire de Sévigné

HamburgThe Outcast

Neuwirth: The Outcast
Ilan Volkov; Emily Hindrichs; Daniel Gloger; Georgette Dee; Johan Leysen

HamburgOlga Neuwirth / »Le Encantadas«

Neuwirth: Le Encantadas o le avventure nel mare delle meraviglie
Ensemble Intercontemporain; Matthias Pintscher; Sylvain Cadars; IRCAM

SalzburgRecital Pollini

Schoenberg, Nono, Beethoven
Maurizio Pollini; André Richard
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Stockhausen marathon at the Musikfest Berlin

Diego Vásquez and Winnie Huang dance Inori © Adam Janisch
Over 10 years after his death, Karlheinz Stockhausen still occupies a complex and difficult place in the canon of contemporary composers. This year's Musikfest Berlin featured a Stockhausen focus, of which the "creation ceremony" Inori was the climax.
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Sternenhoch: Delightful depravity in Prague

Sternenhoch © Patrik Borecký
The National Theater takes a bold step forward with a smart realization of a literary grotesquerie.
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Ensemble Musikfabrik in Berlin

© Kai Bienert
An evening of frivolousness and solemnity.
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A ghost of an opera at BAM

Rod Gilfry in the loser © Richard Termine
David Lang’s new opera the loser opened the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Wednesday night, but simply lacked theatricality.
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Spiritually-charged Luigi Nono at Musikfest Berlin

Isabelle Faust © Peter Adamik | Berlin Festspeil
On the eve of the Musikfest Berlin, Isabelle Faust’s performance of Luigi Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura was an extraordinary time capsule back to the work’s premiere in 1988.
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The Rest is Noise: Adams' El Niño

Southbank Centre's The Rest is Noise festival came to an end with John Adams' oratorio El Niño, composed in 2000. The London Philharmonic Orchestra suited the piece well, and this was a performance to cherish.
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A piece of infinity with Michaels Reise um die Erde at Lincoln Center Festival

My preparations for a Thursday evening trip to Lincoln Center: studying the super-formula of Stockhausen’s 29-hour opera project, entitled Licht; choosing an outfit in the perfect shade of cerulean; girding myself for a panic attack similar to the one I experienced the last time I witnessed a section from Licht (Oktophonie).
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