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Performer: Lotte de Beer

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ParisAidaNew production

Verdi: Aida
Michele Mariotti; Lotte de Beer; Opéra national de Paris; Christof Hetzer; Jorine van Beek; Elīna Garanča; Ksenia Dudnikova

MunichIl trittico

© Wilfried Hösl
Puccini
Bertrand de Billy; Lotte de Beer; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Hammer; Jorine van Beek; Wolfgang Koch; Elza van den Heever
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Make feminism, not love: The Maid of Orleans at TAW

Lena Belkina (Johanna) © Werner Kmetitsch
It is all very easy on the eyes, although pondering what it is all supposed to mean is a recipe for a migraine.
***11
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“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at DNO

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Lotte de Beer’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for Dutch National Opera seems a surprisingly traditional spectacle... although it does come with a twist.
****1
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Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Petrenko's Puccini is bracingly alert, filled with colour and has a romantic sweep that is utterly transporting.
*****
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A colourful and fast-paced revue in Amsterdam

Marc Kudish (Henry Kissinger) and Joshua Hopkins (Niccolò Machiavelli) © Marco Borggreve
Mohammed Fairouz’s second opera, The New Prince, premiered in Amsterdam, is directed by Lotte de Beer as a colourful, dizzyingly fast-paced  revue.
***11
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Uninspiring remix mars Operafront’s Traviata

At the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, director Lotte de Beer presents a trendy and upbeat take on Traviata, unfortunately marred by a dumbed-down arrangement of Verdi’s music.
**111
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Hänsel und Gretel from the favela

At Dutch National Opera, director Lotte de Beer’s reminds us who the Hänsels and Gretels of the 21st century are, juggling between harsh reality and heartening fairy tale in a spectacle that both delights and unsettles.
*****
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