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Performer: Martin Gantner

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BerlinTristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Donald Runnicles; Graham Vick; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Paul Brown; Iréne Theorin; Stephen Gould

ZürichLohengrin

Lohengrin
Wagner: Lohengrin
Simone Young; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Susana Mendoza; Kwangchul Youn; Piotr Beczała

MunichDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Kirill Petrenko; David Bösch; Bavarian State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Meentje Nielsen; Wolfgang Koch; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

CopenhagenLuisi & Beethoven's 9

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Fabio Luisi; Danish National Concert Choir; Valentina Naforniţă; Deniz Uzun; Maximilian Schmitt

BolognaTristan und IsoldeNew production

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Juraj Valčuha; Ralf Pleger; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Alexander Polzin; Wojciech Dziedzic; Stefan Vinke; Bryan Register
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Starry knight: a strong Lohengrin revival in Munich

Karita Mattila (Ortrud) and Anja Harteros (Elsa) © Wilfried Hösl
The Bavarian State Opera avoids the routine in a powerfully cast revival of Richard Jones' building-site production of Lohengrin.
****1
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Einspringer save the day in a joyous Staatsoper Meistersinger

Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig
There's little to like in Andrea Moses' production, but a fine cast and glorious playing and conducting make for an enthralling performance of Wagner's grand comedy.  
****1
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No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Chung's mastery of orchestral colour and texture came into its own, the brooding introduction to Act 2 making for a harrowingly apocalyptic representation of tyranny.
****1
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Cardillac at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Cardillac © Michele Borzoni | TerraProject/Contrasto
The in-house orchestra played out of its skin under Fabio Luisi.
****1
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Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
With a plethora of theatre seats, stools and benches it was as if Willy Decker and Wolfgang Gussman had been elected ‘Chair-men of the bored”.
***11
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