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Performer: Barrie Kosky

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GlyndebourneSaul

Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal), Iestyn Davies (David) and Allan Clayton (Jonathan) © Bill Cooper
Handel: Saul
Laurence Cummings; Barrie Kosky; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Katrin Lea Tag; Markus Brück; Iestyn Davies

BerlinDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

© Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ainārs Rubiķis; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Suzanne Andrade; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinAnatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)

© Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Otto Pichler; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

ZürichDie Gezeichneten (The Branded)New production

Die Gezeichneten (The Branded)
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten (The Branded)
Vladimir Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Giedrė Šlekytė; Rufus Didwiszus; Klaus Bruns; John Daszak

ZürichMacbeth

Macbeth
Verdi: Macbeth
Francesco Lanzillotta; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Klaus Bruns; Markus Brück; Tatiana Serjan
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Everybody loves David: Handel’s Saul at Glyndebourne

Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal), Iestyn Davies (David) and Allan Clayton (Jonathan) © Bill Cooper
Barrie Kosky's punchy, visually exhilarating take on Saul, with Iestyn Davies as a sublime David, makes for a powerful evening of drama at Glyndebourne.
****1
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Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare

Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
There’s no doubt that Mélisande endeavours to escape past troubles when she first appears in Barrie Kosky’s production of Debussy’s opera, yet Nadja Mchantaf is no reticent, wispy maiden. Every vocal and physical gesture – always precise and penetrating – displays an atypically forthright quest for vitality, something that Arkel’s chauvinistic world does not readily offer.
*****
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Kosky's Nose comes home to Komische Oper

Günter Papendell (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Shostakovich's early masterpiece is fêted at the Komische Oper Berlin
****1
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Thunder and lightning put an end to love in Komische Oper’s Semele

Nicole Chevalier (Semele), Katarina Bradić (Ino) and Ezgi Kutlu (Juno) © Monika Rittershaus
Handel’s Semele is presented as a flashback at the Komische Oper in Berlin. 
****1
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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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