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Performer: Christian Gerhaher

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LondonLSO/Rattle: Wozzeck

© Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical
Berg: Wozzeck
Sir Simon Rattle; Christian Gerhaher; Anja Kampe; Sir John Tomlinson; Peter Hoare

ZürichSimon BoccanegraNew production

Simon Boccanegra
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Fabio Luisi; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Christian Schmidt; Christian Gerhaher; Christof Fischesser

MunichTannhäuser

© Wilfried Hösl
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Simone Young; Romeo Castellucci; Bavarian State Opera; Anja Harteros; Daniela Sindram

MunichLearNew production

Lear
Reimann: Lear
Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Christoph Marthaler; Bavarian State Opera; Anna Viebrock; Dorothee Curio; Christian Gerhaher; Angela Denoke

MunichTannhäuser

© Wilfried Hösl
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Simone Young; Romeo Castellucci; Bavarian State Opera; Anja Harteros; Daniela Sindram
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Sublime singing in Scenes from Goethe's Faust

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra © Jan Hordijk
Soloists and choir, headed by a spellbinding Christian Gerhaher, brought real lustre to Schumann’s treatment of Goethe’s magnum opus.
****1
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Gardiner runs Mozart ragged in The Royal Opera's Figaro

Joélle Harvey (Susanna) and Christian Gerhaher (Figaro) © ROH | Mark Douet
An exquisitely matched pair of sopranos as Susanna and the Countess make up for some quirky casting elsewhere. 
***11
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Polished perfection: Winterreise at the Musikverein

Christian Gerhaher © Gregor Hohenberg | Sony Classical
Whether one prefers more raw emotion and large-scale architecture or is thrilled by perfectly sculpted individual masterpieces, this was undeniably chamber music of the highest order.
****1
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A Winterreise where the pianist leads the psychological journey

Gerold Huber © Clive Barda | ArenaPAL
Huber’s morbid piano here was chilling and pointed the way to a harrowing finale that never quite materialised.
****1
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Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Instead of telling a story of spiritual enlightenment and ultimate redemption through faith, Pierre Audi's reading is bereft of mystery and magic.
****1
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