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Performer: Donald Runnicles

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BerlinTannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg

Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) © Bettina Stöss (2014)
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Michael Boder; Kirsten Harms; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Donald Runnicles; Bernd Damovsky; Andreas Schager

BerlinLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

© Marcus Lieberenz
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Donald Runnicles; Ole Anders Tandberg; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Evelyn Herlitzius; Sergey Polyakov

BerlinDie FledermausNew Production

© Bettina Stöß
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Donald Runnicles; Rolando Villazón; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Johannes Leiacker; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck; Thomas Blondelle; Annette Dasch

BerlinUn ballo in maschera

© Bettina Stöß
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Donald Runnicles; Götz Friedrich; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Gottfried Pilz; Isabel Ines Glathar; Dmytro Popov; Luca Salsi

BerlinDon Carlo

© Barbara Aumüller
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Donald Runnicles; Marco Arturo Marelli; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Ido Arad; Dagmar Niefind; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
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Runnicles conducts Humperdinck and Wagner

Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Runnicles presents a concert weighted towards a splendid second half.
***11
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Deutsche Oper Berlin presents a winning Mahler Two

Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Runnicles and his Deutsche Oper Berlin forces deliver where it counts in a rousing account of the 'Resurrection'.
****1
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Death lurks: Aribert Reimann's L'Invisible

Stephen Bronk (Großvater / Der Alte / Aglovale) © Bernd Uhlig
In L’Invisible, which had its première last weekend at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Aribert Reimann has condensed three plays by Maeterlinck into bite-size chunks that vanish before they can be savoured.
***11
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Runnicles and Smith master an all-French program

Donald Runnicles © Florence Mccall
The Atlanta Symphony, under Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, was joined by one of its own, flute soloist Christina Smith, in fine performances of late 19th-century are mid-20th-century French music.
****1
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Full immersion: Spuck's gloomy Dutchman in Berlin

Samuel Youn (The Dutchman) © Thomas Jauk
Eric’s dream of a love story with no redemption in Christian Spuck's new production of Der fliegende Holländer at Deutsche Oper Berlin. 
****1
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