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PragueJanáček, Prokofiev

Janáček, Prokofiev
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Petr Fiala; Jan Mráček; Jana Šrejma Kačírková; Lucie Hilscherová; Aleš Briscein

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London Symphony Orchestra; Simon Halsey; Pavla Vykopalová; Lucie Hilscherová; Aleš Briscein; Jan Martiník

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Supernatural high jinks in Prague: The Love for Three Oranges

Marie Fajtová (Ninette) © Dasa Wharton
A colorful, light-hearted approach captures the spirit of Prokofiev's LʼAmour des trois oranges.
****1
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Fleeting happiness: Robert Carsen's Tote Stadt at the Komische Oper

Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
The Komische Oper's new staging of Korngold's opera doesn't quite offer the necessary scale or atmosphere. 
***11
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A cultural touchstone takes centre-stage at Prague's National Theatre

Dana Burešová (Libuše) © Jakub Gulyás
Smetana's Libuše makes a timely reappearance in Prague.
***11
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House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

Bo Skovhus (Šiškov) and Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
The profusion of images and ideas in Frank Castorf's Bavarian Staatsoper production of From the House of the Dead threatens to rob Janáček's opera of its humanity.
***11
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Kosky's compelling Onegin returns to the Komische Ope

Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) and Günter Papendell (Onegin) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de (2016)
Tchaikovsky's opera packs a powerful emotional punch in the Komische Oper's concentrated and dreamlike production.
****1
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