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Performer: Lauri Vasar

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ParisL'Or du RhinNew production

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Philippe Jordan; Calixto Bieito; Opéra national de Paris; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Iain Paterson; Lauri Vasar

HamburgElektraNew production

Strauss R.: Elektra
Kent Nagano; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Hamburg State Opera; Elena Zaytseva; Elena Pankratova; Violeta Urmana

ParisBoris Godounov

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Michael Schønwandt; Ivo van Hove; Opéra national de Paris; Jan Versweyveld; An D'Huys; René Pape; Dmitry Golovnin

BerlinLe nozze di Figaro

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Marc Minkowski; Jürgen Flimm; Staatsoper Berlin; Magdalena Gut; Ursula Kudrna; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Miah Persson
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A thunderous end to the 2019 Budapest Ring

Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde) and dancer © Bálint Hirling, Müpa Budapest
A Ring cycle of sustained excellence closes with telling contributions from Foster, Vinke and Pesendorfer in the three lead roles.
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Champagne without the fizz: Tcherniakov's Betrothal in a Monastery

Lauri Vasar, Goran Jurić, Violeta Urmana, Aida Garifullina (Luisa) und Bogdan Volkov © Ruth and Martin Walz
The Russian director's role play production of Prokofiev's comedy falls flat at the Staatsoper.
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Enlightenment through compassion: Parsifal in Zurich

Stefan Vinke (Parsifal) and Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Danielle Liniger
Claus Guth’s grandiose production of Parsifal made major headlines in Zurich in 2011. With its new cast of principals, this revival is no less a sensation.
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Tcherniakov's Parsifal remains as moving as ever

René Pape (Gurnemanz), Anja Kampe (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal) © Ruth Walz (2015)
Magisterial playing and conducting underpin an outstanding, engrossing evening of Wagner at the Schiller Theater.
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Prima la musica: an intriguing Capriccio in Brussels

Charlotte Hellekant (Clairon) and Sally Matthews (Countess) © Bernd Uhlig
Strauss' 'conversation piece' of an opera is given a warmly sympathetic production with the musical rewards coming as much from the pit as the stage.
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