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Performer: István Kovácsházi

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BudapestDie Frau ohne Schatten

Die Frau ohne Schatten
Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Péter Halász; János Szikora; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Horesnyi; Kati Zoób; Szilvia Rálik; Eszter Sümegi
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Wagner highlights in Budapest

Szilvia Rálik © Attila Nagy
This concert, with a running time of about two hours, was a lovely dip in the Rhine without the usual four-to-five hour Wagnerian full immersion.
***11
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Musical performances stand out in Budapest Siegfried

The third installment of Géza M. Tóth's staging of the Ring, this Siegfried is visually striking, but it's only a strong cast, and above all Egils Silins' Wanderer, that makes it worth attending.
***11
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Péter Eötvös: music for martyrs in Budapest

Love and Other Demons © Péter Rákossy
The Hungarian State Opera offered up a belated Hungarian première by one of its native sons, Péter Eötvös – his 2007 opera Love and Other Demons.
***11
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Witches at centre stage in Hungarian Macbeth

Lado Ataneli (Macbeth) and Szilvia Rálik (Lady Macbeth) © Péter Rákossy
Miklós Szinetár's production for Hungarian State Opera is easy on the eye, but perhaps a little too beautiful for its subject matter.
***11
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Unsatisfying staging salvaged by a strong cast in new Budapest Walküre

Hungarian State Opera: Die Walküre © Attila Nagy
Solid singing proves to be the main attraction of an ineffective new staging of Die Walküre at the Hungarian State Opera.
**111
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