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Performer: Aleš Briscein

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MunichAus einem Totenhaus

Aus einem Totenhaus
Janáček: From the House of the Dead
Simone Young; Frank Castorf; Bavarian State Opera; Aleksandar Denić; Adriana Braga Peretzki; Aleš Briscein; Charles Workman

BerlinDie Sache Makropulos

Die Sache Makropulos
Janáček: The Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)
Marko Letonja; David Hermann; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Christof Hetzer; Evelyn Herlitzius; Aleš Briscein

PragueLibušeNew production

Dana Burešová (Libuše) © Jakub Gulyás
Smetana: Libuše
Jaroslav Kyzlink; Jan Burian; Prague National Theatre Opera; Jan Chalupecky; Daniel Dvořák; Kateřina Štefková; Dana Burešová

PragueRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Robert Jindra; Jiří Heřman; Prague National Theatre Opera; Jaroslav Bönisch; Alexandra Grusková; Dana Burešová; Maria Kobielska

PragueThe Bartered Bride

Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Jaroslav Kyzlink; Magdalena Švecová; Prague National Theatre Opera; Petr Matásek; Zuzana Přidalová; Alžběta Poláčková; Dana Burešová
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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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A flawless Wozzeck for Theater an der Wien

Florian Boesch (Wozzeck) © Werner Kmetitsch
Without glitz, extravagance or the need to be expressly shocking, Robert Carsen's new production of Wozzeck at the Theater an der Wien is exceptional.
*****
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Wolfgang Wagner's swansong: Lohengrin in Prague

Lohengrin in Prague © Patrik Borecký
Clad in sulphurous yellow with beaded jet shoulder pads she looked well able to vanquish Lohengrin in single combat with the swish of her cloak.
****1
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