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Performer: Benjamin Bruns

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ZürichDer Freischütz

Der Freischütz
Weber: Der Freischütz
Axel Kober; Herbert Fritsch; Zurich Opera; Victoria Behr; Oliver Widmer; Michael Hauenstein

ViennaDie Fledermaus

Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Nicholas Carter; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Günther Schneider-Siemssen; Milena Canonero; Adrian Eröd; Laura Aikin

ViennaFidelio Urfassung (Leonore)New production

Beethoven: Fidelio
Tomáš Netopil; Amélie Niermeyer; Vienna State Opera; Alexander Müller-Elmau; Annelies Vanlaere; Benjamin Bruns; Thomas Johannes Mayer

Munich6. Akademiekonzert

6. Akademiekonzert
Mahler: Symphony no. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Kirill Petrenko; Erin Wall; Elza van den Heever; Caroline Wettergreen; Jennifer Johnston

TokyoNo.1943 Subscription (Program B)

Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Masaaki Suzuki; Ann-Helen Moen; Olivia Vermeulen; Benjamin Bruns; Christian Immler
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Kirill Petrenko's new energy proves irresistible at the Philharmonie

Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker © Stephan Rabold
Sultry Berg and and a lithe, forceful Beethoven Nine herald an exciting new reign in Berlin.
*****
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Girl power rules: Vienna State Opera with Die Frau ohne Schatten

Evelyn Herlitzius (Nurse), Camilla Nylund (Empress), Nina Stemme (Dyer's wife) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pohn
The outstanding trio of Nylund, Stemme and Herlitzius soars above a Vienna State Opera Orchestra in thunderous form, led by Christian Thielemann to celebrate the Staatsoper's 150th birthday in style.
****1
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Folk rhythms and changing times in Dresden's Bartered Bride

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Marie) and Pavol Breslik (Hans) © Semperoper Dresden/Ludwig Olah
What brought real distinction and authenticity to the evening, as so often in this house, was the outstanding playing of the Staatskapelle conducted by Tomaš Netopil. From the start of the overture with its rapidly scurrying fugato for strings and pointed phrasing from the woodwind one felt the true sense of Smetana’s Czech inflected rhythms and harmonies
***11
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“Ridiculous and detestable?" Not on Suzuki’s guard

Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
C minor and C major are at the centre of Masaaki Suzuki's Haydn and Beethoven programme with the Sydney Symphony. 
****1
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Putting frippery before Freud

Anna Gabler (Arabella) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
The current stage-setting of Arabella at the Wiener Staatsoper proves that “all that’s Glittenberg” is not gold.
***11
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