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Performer: Markus Werba

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AmsterdamMahler Festival: Mahler and Larcher

© Veikko Kankkhinen
Larcher, Mahler
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Hannu Lintu; Marianne Beate Kielland; Markus Werba

TurinDie ZauberflöteNew production

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Diego Fasolis; Pier Luigi Pizzi; Teatro Regio di Torino; Giovanni Sebastiano Sala; Kiandra Howarth

RomeEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
James Conlon; Robert Carsen; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Michael Levine; Maria Baiankina; Yulia Matochkina

MilanPelléas et MélisandeNew production

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Daniele Gatti; Matthias Hartmann; Teatro alla Scala; Volker Hintermeier; Bernard Richter; Patricia Petibon; Markus Werba

MilanTannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Ádám Fischer; Carlus Padrissa; Teatro alla Scala; Roland Olbeter; Chu Uroz; Krassimira Stoyanova; Dorothea Röschmann
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Korngold's Die tote Stadt at La Scala for the first time: a triumph

Die Tote Stadt, Teatro alla Scala © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The wealth of visual images displayed by director Graham Vick goes with the extraordinary richness of Korngold's music.
****1
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Ariadne in Milan: the director cannot find the thread

Ariadne auf Naxos © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Frederic Wake-Walker sticks to a vapid pop-parody that demeans the intellectual message of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos.
***11
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The first modern staged performance of Paër’s Agnese in Turin

Markus Werba and Maria Rey-Joly © Edoardo Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
The Teatro Regio presents a Classical rarity with echoes of Mozart and anticipations of Rossini. Diego Fasolis conducts with imagination and spunk.
***11
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Mixed results as Fierrabras premieres at La Scala

Peter Sonn (Eginhard) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Harding's grasp of the work's architecture that provides overall coherence. That, combined with the pithy, pulsing core he forges at its heart, makes this performance as engaging as it is polished.
***11
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Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

Act 3, Die Fledermaus © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The Temple of Opera has opened its doors to operetta. For the first time the Teatro alla Scala is staging Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus.
***11
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