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Performer: Johannes Martin Kränzle

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ParisFestival Ring 2020 – Le Crépuscule des dieux

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Philippe Jordan; Opéra national de Paris; Andreas Schager; Martina Serafin; Johannes Martin Kränzle; Anna Gabler

ParisFestival Ring 2020 – Le Crépuscule des dieux

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Philippe Jordan; Opéra national de Paris; Andreas Schager; Ricarda Merbeth; Johannes Martin Kränzle; Anna Gabler

MunichDie Fledermaus

© Wilfried Hösl
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Friedrich Haider; Leander Haußmann; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Kleber; Doris Haußmann; Johannes Martin Kränzle; Rachel Willis-Sørensen

MunichDer RosenkavalierNew production

Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Vladimir Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Bavarian State Opera; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Marlis Petersen; Katharina Konradi

MunichDas Rheingold

© Wilfried Hösl
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Valery Gergiev; Andreas Kriegenburg; Bavarian State Opera; Harald Thor; Andrea Schraad; John Lundgren; Milan Siljanov
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Technology to the rescue in Zurich's new staging of Boris Godunov

Michael Volle (Boris Godunov) and Spencer Lang (Holy Fool) © Monika Rittershaus

The Zurich Opernhaus tackles the pandemic with an innovative strategy: instead of reducing the size of orchestra and chorus (as many other European opera houses) it removes them from the theatre altogether. 

School for lovers: Loy’s bitter lessons at the Salzburg Festival

Andrè Schuen (Guglielmo), Elsa Dreisig (Fiordiligi), Marianne Crebassa (Dorabella) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Rittershaus
It's difficult to believe Salzburg could have cast a finer Così in Loy's Covid-reduced production in the Großes Festspielhaus.
****1
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Astonishing double bill at New York Philharmonic

Nina Stemme in Bluebeard's Castle © Chris Lee
A semi-staged performance of the two early 20th-century modernist works at the New York Philharmonic featured excellent soloists, great production and an inspired orchestra led by Jaap van Zweden.
*****
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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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Milling drives a dramatic Royal Opera Götterdämmerung

Stephen Milling (Hagen) © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
A standout performance from Stephen Milling complements all-round excellence of cast to provide a satisfying end to the Covent Garden Ring.
****1
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