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« The singing this evening, from a cast of young International singers, was solid to stellar, a reminder that it is possible to enjoy an evening at the opera where genuine attention is paid not to the director’s concept but to the quality of musical performance. Ako Imamura, Bachtrack, October 2015 »
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BerlinLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Stephan Zilias; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Donald Runnicles; Frank Philipp Schlössmann; Klaus Bruns; Elena Tsallagova

BerlinIl barbiere di Siviglia

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Nikolas Nägele; Katharina Thalbach; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Momme Röhrbein; Guido Maria Kretschmer; Vasilisa Berzhanskaya; Irene Roberts

BerlinTristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Donald Runnicles; Graham Vick; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Paul Brown; Ricarda Merbeth; Peter Seiffert

BerlinTosca

Tosca
Puccini: Tosca
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Boleslaw Barlog; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Ivan Repušić; Oksana Lyniv; Filippo Sanjust

BerlinWozzeckNew production

Wozzeck
Berg: Wozzeck
Donald Runnicles; Ole Anders Tandberg; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Johan Reuter; Elena Zhidkova
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Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin
The Deutsche Oper's production of Rossini's sparkling occasion piece is big on gags but short on stardust.
***11
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Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

Anja Harteros (Elisabetta) © Bernd Uhlig (2013)
Anja Harteros takes a while to hit her stride in a Don Carlo that doesn't quite gel.
***11
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Rachvelishvili triumphs as Azucena in Berlin

Marko Mimica (Ferrando) © Bettina Stöß
In a dated production by Hans Neuenfels, conductor Giacomo Sagripanti leads a musically successful Trovatore, where Angela Meade and Anita Rachvelishvili show their vocal brilliance.
****1
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Catherine Naglestad's splendid Salome at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Catherine Naglestad (Salome) © Monika Rittershaus
Deutsche Oper Berlin's Salome was a mixed blessing: a magnificent Catherine Naglestad as the heroine, with good ensemble of singers and orchestra, but a thoughtful but far-fetched psychological interpretation.
***11
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Carmen the butcher at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Marcus Lieberenz
Stage director Ole Anders Tandberg casts Carmen as the leader of a gang of human organ dealers.
***11
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