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Performer: Klaus Bruns

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ZürichBoris GodunovNew production

Michael Volle (Boris Godunov) and Spencer Lang (Holy Fool) © Monika Rittershaus
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Kirill Karabits; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Rufus Didwiszus; Klaus Bruns; Michael Volle; Oksana Volkova

BerlinDie Großherzogin von Gerolstein

Komische Oper Berlin
Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
James Gaffigan; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Klaus Bruns; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

BerlinAufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyNew production

© Jan Windszus Photography
Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Ainārs Rubiķis; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Klaus Grünberg; Klaus Bruns; Anne Kuhn

BerlinAnatevka

© Monika Rittershaus
Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Klaus Bruns; Jan Freese; Otto Pichler

BerlinRusalka

© Iko Freese
Dvořák: Rusalka
Ainārs Rubiķis; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Klaus Grünberg; Klaus Bruns; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin
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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. The new production of Boris Godunov, by Barrie Kosky, is the first test.

A long road to nowhere for Igor at the Bastille

Ildar Abdrazakov (Igor) © Agathe Poupeney | Opéra de Paris
Barrie Kosky's makes a limited impact in his debut at Opéra de Paris, apart from an hallucinogenic Polovtsian Dances.
***11
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Political power games in Kosky's Agrippina at Covent Garden

Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina) © ROH | Bill Cooper
An over-directed, but vivid staging demonstrating political rise and fall in Ancient Rome transported to the present day.
***11
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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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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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