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Performer: Jordan De Souza

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BerlinLa bohème

© Jan Windszus Photography
Puccini: La bohème
Jordan De Souza; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinCandide

© Jan Windszus Photography
Bernstein: Candide
Jordan De Souza; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Otto Pichler; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinCandide

© Monika Rittershaus
Bernstein: Candide
Jordan De Souza; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Otto Pichler; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinSinfoniekonzert 1: Jordan de Souza und Fazıl Say

Sinfoniekonzert 1: Jordan de Souza und Fazıl Say
Say, Beethoven
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin; Jordan De Souza; Fazıl Say; Nihan Inan Oral; Burcu Karadağ; Aykut Köselerli

BerlinLa traviataNew production

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Ainārs Rubiķis; Nicola Raab; Komische Oper Berlin; Jordan De Souza; Madeleine Boyd; Annemarie Woods; Simon Berger
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Kosky's mesmerising Magic Flute in Auckland

Komische Oper Berlin's Zauberflöte © Michael Smith
The Queen of the Night appeared as a malevolent giant spider, complete with exoskeleton, threatening Tamino with her stabbing limbs and summoning hordes of smaller spiders to writhe over Pamina when the latter hesitated to commit to Sarastro's murder.
****1
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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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Voltaire à la Kosky: a magical Candide at Komische Oper

Allan Clayton (Candide) © Monika Rittershaus
Serious farce, warm-hearted sarcasm, operatic Broadway: Barrie Kosky and Komische Oper turn Bernstein's problem child into a show that thrills from start to finish.
*****
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Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare

Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
There’s no doubt that Mélisande endeavours to escape past troubles when she first appears in Barrie Kosky’s production of Debussy’s opera, yet Nadja Mchantaf is no reticent, wispy maiden. Every vocal and physical gesture – always precise and penetrating – displays an atypically forthright quest for vitality, something that Arkel’s chauvinistic world does not readily offer.
*****
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Kosky's compelling Onegin returns to the Komische Ope

Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) and Günter Papendell (Onegin) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de (2016)
Tchaikovsky's opera packs a powerful emotional punch in the Komische Oper's concentrated and dreamlike production.
****1
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