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Performer: Boleslaw Barlog

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BerlinTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Nicholas Milton; Boleslaw Barlog; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Filippo Sanjust; Saioa Hernández; Brian Jagde

ViennaSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Thomas Guggeis; Boleslaw Barlog; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Jennifer Holloway; Claudia Mahnke
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Tosca: a successful debut for Saioa Hernández and Ludovic Tézier

The Deutsche Oper revives once again Boleslaw Barlog’s old production, with two outstanding singers at their debut in the house.
****1
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Big on decibels, short on detail

Gun-Brit Barkmin’s Salome was neither sexy, salacious, psycho-erotic nor particularly well sung.
***11
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Lindstrom triumphs in a vintage Salome

Carole Wilson’s Herodias almost upstages Lise Lindstrom’s sexy Salome in a fine revival of Boleslaw Barlog's 1972 production in Vienna.
****1
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A sublime and heartbreaking Tosca at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Though it has run for 45 years, the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Tosca is both timeless and a relic. Stand-in tenor Stefano La Colla's impassioned performance drew a standing ovation. 
****1
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Salome in Vienna

When Richard Strauss first wrote Salome, he was unable to get it performed in his home city of Vienna, so shocking was the material with its heavy eroticism and necrophiliac ending (the première was in Dresden). A century on, times are more permissive, and Salome features in the seasons both of Vienna's Volksoper and of the Staatsoper, where we saw it last night.
**111
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