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Performer: Günther Groissböck

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New York CityDer Rosenkavalier

Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Sir Simon Rattle; Robert Carsen; Metropolitan Opera; Paul Steinberg; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Camilla Nylund; Katie van Kooten

MunichThe Bartered Bride

The Bartered Bride
Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Tomáš Hanus; David Bösch; Bavarian State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Falko Herold; Mirjam Mesak; Helena Zubanovich

MadridDie Walküre

Die Walküre
Wagner: Die Walküre
Pablo Heras-Casado; Robert Carsen; Teatro Real; Patrick Kinmonth; Stuart Skelton; Christopher Ventris

BarcelonaLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Josep Pons; Katharina Wagner; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Marc Löhrer; Thomas Kaiser; Klaus Florian Vogt; Evelyn Herlitzius

BostonTristan und Isolde, Act 3

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Andris Nelsons; Emily Magee; Jonas Kaufmann; Günther Groissböck; Kostas Smoriginas
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A luxuriant Tristan und Isolde Act 2 from Noseda and the NSO

Stephen Gould (Tristan) and Christine Goerke (Isolde) © Scott Suchman

Wagner’s Liebestod-laden second act proves the ideal opera snapshot in Washington DC. 

****1
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Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Bayreuth take on Parsifal

Elena Panktratova (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Despite its enigmatic details, Bayreuth's Parsifal reaches a cathartic climax. 
****1
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Kosky’s Meistersinger conquers Bayreuth again

Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther) and Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Kosky’s production manages to maintain all hallmarks of a 16th-century fairy tale, while juxtaposing them with questions of deep human, political and artistic problems. Regietheater at its best.
*****
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The assault on Valhalla begins: Das Rheingold at ROH

Lauren Fagan, Angela Simkin, Christina Bock, Johannes Martin Kränzle © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
Antonio Pappano and the Royal Opera Orchestra get the Ring cycle off to a blazing start; unusually, it's Lise Davidsen and the female cast who take the vocal honours.
***11
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Tristan und Isolde smoulders at Dutch National Opera

Stephen Gould (Tristan), Ricarda Merbeth (Isolde) © DNO 2018
A strong cast, a lyrically simmering orchestra and lucid staging make this a Tristan und Isolde to treasure.
****1
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