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Performer: Olaf Freese

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MunichI masnadieriNew production

I masnadieri
Verdi: I masnadieri
Michele Mariotti; Johannes Erath; Bavarian State Opera; Kaspar Glarner; Mika Kares; Diana Damrau

LeipzigTristan und IsoldeNew production

Tristan und Isolde
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Ulf Schirmer; Enrico Lübbe; Oper Leipzig; Etienne Pluss; Linda Redlin; Meagan Miller; Daniel Kirch

MunichI masnadieriNew production

I masnadieri
Verdi: I masnadieri
Michele Mariotti; Johannes Erath; Bavarian State Opera; Kaspar Glarner; Mika Kares; Diana Damrau

BerlinSamson et DalilaNew production

Brandon Jovanovich (Samson) and Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Matthias Baus
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
Daniel Barenboim; Damián Szifron; Staatsoper Berlin; Thomas Guggeis; Etienne Pluss; Gesine Völlm; Brandon Jovanovich

BerlinVioletter Schnee

Furrer: Violetter Schnee
Matthias Pintscher; Claus Guth; Staatsoper Berlin; Etienne Pluss; Ursula Kudrna; Anna Prohaska; Elsa Dreisig
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Why, why, why Dalila? More disappointment at Unter den Linden

Brandon Jovanovich (Samson) and Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Matthias Baus
Daniel Barenboim conducts an underwhelming cast in the Staatsoper's new Samson et Dalila, and Argentinian director Damián Szifron's operatic debut is stale and cliché-ridden. 
**111
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Jörg Widmann's Babylon revised for Staatsoper Berlin premiere

Charles Workman (Tammu) © Arno Declair
Widmann packs everything into Babylon – from classical arias to dissonant clusters, military marches, film music and a few chamber music moments.
****1
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Sparks fail to fly at the Staatsoper Berlin's new Macbeth

Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Bernd Uhlig
Anna Netrebko shines opposite Plácido Domingo in Harry Kupfer's uncertain new production.
***11
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A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

Max Emanuel Cenčić (Nerone) and Anna Prohaska (Poppea) © Bernd Uhlig
The Staatsoper's new L'incoronazione di Poppea is serious, intelligent but short on fire.
***11
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Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

Sven-Eric Bechtolf (Mephistopheles), Katharina Kammerloher (Sorge) und Roman Trekel (Faust) © Hermann und Clärchen Baus
Jürgen Flimm's take on Schumann's Faust Scenes offers no solutions to self-imposed problems at the Staatsoper unter den Linden's glitzy reopening.
**111
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