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Performer: Michaela Schuster

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MunichIl trittico

Il trittico
Puccini
Bertrand de Billy; Lotte de Beer; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Hammer; Jorine van Beek; Ambrogio Maestri; Eva-Maria Westbroek

MunichSalomeNew production

Salome
Strauss R.: Salome
Kirill Petrenko; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Bavarian State Opera; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; Marlis Petersen; Michaela Schuster

Frankfurt am MainElektra (konzertante Aufführung)

Strauss R.: Elektra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Elena Pankratova; Michaela Schuster; Simone Schneider; Michael Volle

DortmundElektra (konzertant)

Strauss R.: Elektra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Elena Pankratova; Michaela Schuster; Simone Schneider; Michael Volle
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A classic executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda
Designer/director Antony McDonald treads a perfectly weighted path between light and dark of the fairytale; conductor Sebastian Weigle cooks up a Wagnerian storm; Michaela Schuster steals the show. A treat.
****1
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Guth's FroSch arrives at Unter den Linden

Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Guth's incisive staging of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's grandest opera proves a moving and detailed experience at its transfer to the reopened Staatsoper. 
****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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Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
"She commands the stage, she commands the notes, she commands the tension": Christine Goerke's portrayal of Elektra haunts The Met. 
*****
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The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

John Daszak (Herod) and Malin Byström (Salome) © ROH | Clive Barda
Henrik Nánási balances the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House to perfection, setting the stage for a memorable title role performance from Byström and a powerful Jochanaan from Michael Volle.
****1
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