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Performer: Ladislav Elgr

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LeipzigDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Ulf Schirmer; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Christoph Gedschold; Jula Reindell; Iain Paterson

BerlinJenůfa

Jenůfa
Janáček: Jenůfa
Donald Runnicles; Christof Loy; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Dirk Becker; Judith Weihrauch; Rachel Harnisch; Evelyn Herlitzius
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Prom 1: Karina Canellakis opens the 2019 BBC Proms season in style

Karina Canellakis © Chris Christodoulou
Canellakis is an elegant conductor who invests so much in the music and inhabits its lilts and thrills with her whole demeanour.
****1
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A study in black and terror in Naples

Natalia Kreslina (Katerina) © Luciano Romano
Many scenes could risk to be particularly disturbing,  but their overt brutality appeared functional, to the structure of the drama. A dark, gloomy story as unambiguously told as it should be.
****1
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An oppressive, living hell at Covent Garden

Johan Reuter (Šiškov) © ROH | Clive Barda
Johan Reuter is gripping in Krzysztof Warlikowski's powerful vision of the universal, timeless horrors of prison, but visual clutter distracts from Janáček’s music.
***11
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Dresden's Daphne relocated into Nazi Germany

Torsten Fischer's Nazified production of Strauss' Daphne in the Semperoper Dresden may leave you confused, but it receives a solid performance. 
**111
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Theater an der Wien: Lazarus

Schubert's unfinished oratorio Lazarus joined with other interesting works by both Schubert and Charles Ives in a staged performance at the Theater an der Wien, directed by Claus Guth. Strongly cast, the musical juxtaposition works better than the oratorio itself, and the rather cold dramaturgy.
***11
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