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Performer: Frank Castorf

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HamburgBoris GodunovNew production

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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Kent Nagano; Frank Castorf; Staatsoper Hamburg; Aleksandar Denić; Adriana Braga Peretzki; Rainer Casper; Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
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Staatsoper Hamburg's new Boris Godunov traverses Russian history

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Opening the new opera season, Kent Nagano powerfully directs Mussorgsky's great psychodrama about a famous tsar, marred only by Frank Castorf's visually confusing and symbolically overweighted production. 
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Méphistophélès steals the show in Staatsoper's Faust

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Adam Palka shines as the devil in this revival of Frank Castorf's multimedia staging that relocates the work to mid-20th century Paris, around the end of the Algerian War.
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Gounod in the Time of Corona: Frank Castorf's many-layered Faust

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Faust and Méphistophélès pal around like buddies in Castorf's multi-media staging, the devil here less diabolical and more anarchistic party-boy. 
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Verdi Wars: Frank Castorf’s Forza del destino at Deutsche Oper

Audience uproar brings a much needed sense of theatre to a disappointing production of Verdi’s middle-period epic.

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House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

The profusion of images and ideas in Frank Castorf's Bavarian Staatsoper production of From the House of the Dead threatens to rob Janáček's opera of its humanity.
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Devil in the detail: Gounod's Faust in Stuttgart

A thrilling new staging of Gounod's opera from the team that brought Bayreuth its current Ring, with musical rewards to match.
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