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Performer: Markus Butter

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GrazDie FledermausNew production

Anna Brull (Prinz Orlofsky) © Werner Kmetitsch
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Marius Burkert; Maximilian von Mayenburg; Oper Graz; Marcus Merkel; Tanja Hofmann; Frank Lichtenberg; Alexander Geller

GrazDie KönigskinderNew production

Humperdinck: Die Königskinder (The King's Children)
Marius Burkert; Frank Hilbrich; Oper Graz; Marcus Merkel; Volker Thiele; Gabriele Rupprecht; Markus Butter

GrazDon GiovanniNew production

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Andrea Sanguineti; Elisabeth Stöppler; Oper Graz; Marcus Merkel; Annika Haller; Sigmund Mifsud; Markus Butter

GrazDie PassagierinNew production

Weinberg: The Passenger
Oksana Lyniv; Nadja Loschky; Oper Graz; Marcus Merkel; Etienne Pluss; Irina Spreckelmeyer; Dshamilja Kaiser

DüsseldorfLa Cenerentola

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Antonino Fogliani; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Maria Kataeva; Juan José de León
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Milling drives a dramatic Royal Opera Götterdämmerung

Stephen Milling (Hagen) © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
A standout performance from Stephen Milling complements all-round excellence of cast to provide a satisfying end to the Covent Garden Ring.
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A shark with shiny teeth

Tobias Moretti (Macheath) and Nina Bernsteiner (Polly Peachum) © Monika Rittershaus
Requiring trained opera singers to focus primarily on acting and asking actors to sing in a renowned opera house puts everyone out of their comfort zone, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
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A tangled knot: Milhaud’s La mère coupable

I have no objection per se with naked women bathing in blood, masturbating to crucifixes or being flagellated by priests in confessional booths, but only if it somehow aids understanding of the story
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Everything and the kitchen sink in Vienna's Woods

Every operatic ingredient was thrown into the pot for H.K. Gruber's Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), but do too many cooks spoil this operatic broth?
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La bohème at the Dresden Semperoper

In his whole career as an opera composer Puccini only wrote one pure comedy, Gianni Schicchi, and even that forms part of his trilogy Il Trittico, of which the other parts could hardly be more tragic. However, La bohème is also a comedy in its own way, a comedy cut short by tragedy.
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