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Performer: Christof Loy

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MadridRusalkaNew production

Rusalka
Dvořák: Rusalka
Ivor Bolton; Christof Loy; Teatro Real; Johannes Leiacker; Ursula Renzenbrink; Asmik Grigorian; Olesya Golovneva

ZürichAlcina

© Monika Rittershaus
Handel: Alcina
Giovanni Antonini; Christof Loy; Zurich Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Ursula Renzenbrink; Cecilia Bartoli; Magdalena Kožená

ZürichDon Pasquale

© Monika Rittershaus
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Sesto Quatrini; Christof Loy; Zurich Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Barbara Drosihn; Pietro Spagnoli; Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk

ZürichCapriccioNew production

Capriccio
Strauss R.: Capriccio
Markus Poschner; Christof Loy; Zurich Opera; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Klaus Bruns; Julia Kleiter; Paula Murrihy

MunichLe nozze di Figaro

© Wilfried Hösl
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Constantinos Carydis; Christof Loy; Bavarian State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Klaus Bruns; Étienne Dupuis; Golda Schultz
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Don't divas always die? Zazà at Theater an der Wien

Nikolai Schukoff (Milio Dufresne) and Svetlana Aksenova (Zazà) © Monika Rittershaus
Leoncavallo's opera is a rare example of a tragic, verismo opera where not a soul dies... neither by natural causes nor foul play.  
***11
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School for lovers: Loy’s bitter lessons at the Salzburg Festival

Andrè Schuen (Guglielmo), Elsa Dreisig (Fiordiligi), Marianne Crebassa (Dorabella) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Rittershaus
It's difficult to believe Salzburg could have cast a finer Così in Loy's Covid-reduced production in the Großes Festspielhaus.
****1
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Alone and in love: Christoph Loy’s compelling new Onegin in Oslo

Svetlana Aksenova (Tatyana) and Audun Iversen (Onegin) © Erik Berg
Chrisoph Loy's new Oslo production of Eugene Onegin only somewhat succeeds in its desire to create a meditation on loneliness, but superb musical performances still make it an utterly compelling piece of music theatre.
****1
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La forza dei Cristofori: Loy and Maltman raise hell

Yusuf Eyvasov (Don Alvaro) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Short of the three lead stars of its opening, The Royal Opera's La forza del destino remains a thrilling evening, powered by Christof Loy's interesting staging and virile singing from Christopher Maltman.
****1
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Glorious ensembles in Dutch National Opera’s new Tannhäuser

Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Orchestra and chorus reach great Wagnerian heights in this new production by Christof Loy, a study of an artist in revolt against hypocritical sexual mores.
***11
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