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BerlinDie Zauberflöte

© Bettina Stöß
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ido Arad; Günter Krämer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Nikolas Nägele; TBC; Andreas Reinhardt

MunichResidenz Serenade

Residenz Solisten

MunichResidenz Gala-Konzert

Residenz Gala-Konzert
Mussorgsky, Mozart, Verdi
Residenz Solisten; Andreas Skouras

DublinAll Soundings Are True

Garth Knox; Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

DublinThis Is Not This Heat

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DublinDouble Take: Grisey + Dennehy

Dennehy, Grisey
Crash Ensemble

MunichFestkonzert in Schloss Nymphenburg

Festkonzert in Schloss Nymphenburg
Schubert, Beethoven, Bizet
Residenz Solisten
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Theatre for theatre's sake: Giorgio Strehler's Abduction from the Harem in Naples

Die Entführung aus dem Serail © Luciano Romano
Giorgio Strehler’s production of Mozart’s Abduction, revived by Mattia Testi in Naples, is smooth and sophisticated.
****1
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Prom 52: An excellent evening of innovation from Elder and the Hallé

Henry Goodman with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The Halle orchestra combined forces with a troup of actors to deliver a Beyond The Score analysis & performance of Dvorak's famous 9th Symphony (from the New World.)
****1
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Rediscovery of a Swedish Arabian Nights opera

Solen Mainguené (Laila) and Michael Ha (Aladin) © Volker Beinhorn
An exotic Arabian Nights tale with happy ending in Braunschweig. 
****1
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An elemental ancient ritual

Steffen Höld, Michael Wächter, Chor des Theater Basel, Basel Sinfonietta © Sandra Then
Based on the ancient tragedies by Aeschylus, Oresteia makes a great case for composer Iannis Xenakis’s concept of “total theatre”.
****1
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Die Entführung: a semi-staged harmonie in Zurich

Caroline Fischer-Achten as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Just two and a half weeks before the première of its new Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the Zurich opera house programmed a semi-staged harmonie of the same favourite work.
***11
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Mark Morris / Silk Road ensemble: Layla and Majnun

Layla and Majnun © Susana Milman
The staging required that the dancers move through and around the musicians, and this intertwining gave the piece a coherent visual identity and a flowing energy. 
*****
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Monteverdi beguiles in Utrecht

Cantar Lontano © David Karlin
Emotions run high in a programme of Monteverdi madrigals given by Cantar Lontano at the Utrecht Early Music Festival.
***11
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