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Performer: Christa Mayer

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PragueGlanert

Glanert: Requiem für Hieronymus Bosch
Czech Philharmonic; Lukáš Vasilek; Marie Arnet; Christa Mayer; Stefan Vinke; Albert Pesendorfer

DresdenHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Srboljub Dinić; Katharina Thalbach; Dresden State Opera; Ezio Toffolutti; TBC; Iulia Maria Dan

DresdenDie Meistersinger von NürnbergNew production

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Christian Thielemann; Jens-Daniel Herzog; Dresden State Opera; Mathis Neidhardt; Sibylle Gädeke; TBC; Sebastian Kohlhepp

Dresden8. Symphoniekonzert

Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Christian Thielemann; Camilla Nylund; Christa Mayer; Stephen Gould; Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke

DresdenMadama ButterflyNew production

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Lorenzo Viotti; Amon Miyamoto; Dresden State Opera; Boris Kudlička; Kenzo Takada; Hrachuhí Bassénz; Freddie de Tommaso
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Nabucco marks a successful debut of Saioa Hernández as Abigaille

Saioa Hernández (Abigaille) © Semperoper Dresden | Ludwig Olah
Saioa Hernández leads a solid cast in Dresden in a somewhat disappointing new production by David Bösch.

***11
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Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
With a plethora of theatre seats, stools and benches it was as if Willy Decker and Wolfgang Gussman had been elected ‘Chair-men of the bored”.
***11
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Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

Gerhard Siegel (Mime) and Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Klaus Gigga
The third installment of Semperoper Dresden’s Ring des Nibelungen cycle ups the ante with an outstanding ensemble performance.
****1
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Valkyries scramble over theatre seats

Vitalij Kowaljow (Wotan) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra are let down by sub-optimal singers in Willy Deckers chair-laden production of  Die Walküre
***11
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All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Wagner demands vocal resilience from the large cast of singers in Das Rheingold, but Willy Decker wants strong thigh muscles as well.
***11
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