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Guide to Deutsche Oper Berlin

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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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BerlinDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Nikolas Nägele; Günter Krämer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Stephan Zilias; Andreas Reinhardt; Siobhan Stagg

BerlinLa traviata

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

BerlinIl 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

BerlinNabucco

Verdi: Nabucco
Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli; Keith Warner; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Tilo Steffens; Julia Müer; George Petean; Anna Pirozzi

BerlinTristan und Isolde

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