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Performer: Günter Papendell

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BerlinWinterreise

Komische Oper Berlin
Schubert: Winterreise (W. Müller), D.911
Günter Papendell; TBC

MunichDie VögelNew production

Die Vögel
Braunfels: The Birds (Die Vögel)
Ingo Metzmacher; Frank Castorf; Bavarian State Opera; Aleksandar Denić; Adriana Braga Peretzki; Wolfgang Koch; Caroline Wettergreen

MunichDie VögelNew production

Die Vögel
Braunfels: The Birds (Die Vögel)
Ingo Metzmacher; Frank Castorf; Bavarian State Opera; Aleksandar Denić; Adriana Braga Peretzki; Wolfgang Koch; Caroline Wettergreen
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Click bait: an effective new Traviata at the Komische Oper

Natalya Pavlova (Violetta) © Iko Freese | drama.berlin.de
Nicola Raab's production doesn't quite provide the bold rethinking it promises, but stylish execution and a fine cast make for an effective modern Traviata
****1
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Nocturnal orgies versus controlled reason

Günter Papendell (Pentheus) and Sean Panikkar (Dionysus) © Monika Rittershaus
Sophisticated interpretation of The Bassarids by Hans Werner Henze at the Komische Oper Berlin
*****
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Asmik Grigorian wows as Tatyana in Komische Oper Eugene Onegin

Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) © Ryan Buchanan

Barrie Kosky’s visually stunning and very finely sung Eugene Onegin from Komische Oper reaches Edinburgh, a triumphant showcase for soprano Asmik Grigorian.

****1
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Korngold's Dead City is not so dead in Berlin

Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) and Aleš Briscein (Paul) © Iko Freese | drama.berlin.de
In Robert Carsen's staging, the “dead city” is absent: the scenery showing a bourgeois room that one imagines overlooking a bright avenue in Vienna or Berlin rather than a dark alley in Bruges.
***11
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When death is an old-fashioned portrait

Nadja Mchantaf (Mimì), Günter Papendell (Marcello) and Vera-Lotte Böcker (Musetta) © Iko Freese | drama.berlin.de
The new version of La bohème at the Komische Oper Berlin follows a hard Verismo-beat.
****1
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