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Guide to Oper Leipzig

The opera house in Leipzig is located at the Augustusplatz and opened in 1960 as the only new opera house in the former GDR. Currently under preservation order, it is a pearl of architecture and interior design of the 1950s. The trapezoidal auditorium, with its excellent acoustics, can accommodate up to 1273 people. On top of that, from each seat it is possible to enjoy a performance at its best thank to a great view of the stage.
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© Tom Schulze
Strauss R.: Elektra
Ulf Schirmer; Peter Konwitschny; Oper Leipzig; Hans-Joachim Schlieker; Catherine Foster; Karin Lovelius

LeipzigDie Zauberflöte

© Tom Schulze
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Christoph Gedschold; Ralf Nürnberger; Oper Leipzig; Yadegar Asisi; Claudia Rühle; Patrick Vogel; Magdalena Hinterdobler

LeipzigLa fanciulla del WestNew production

© Kirsten Nijhof
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Ulf Schirmer; Cusch Jung; Oper Leipzig; Karin Fritz; Anja Kampe; Gaston Rivero
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Schnittke, Shostakovich
Didy Veldman; Leipziger Ballet; Miriam Buether

LeipzigCityscape Dances - Tanz in den Häusern der Stadt

© Andreas Birkigt
Leipziger Ballet

LeipzigDer Nussknacker

© Ida Zenna
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Jean-Philippe Dury; Leipziger Ballet; Yoko Seyama; Aleksandar Noshpal; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Leipzig Opera Children's Choir
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Leipzig's Ring Cycle concludes with a satisfying Götterdämmerung

The piano becomes Siegfried's funeral berth © Tom Schulze
Despite some weakness in the main singers, the overall level of musical performances was consistently high in Leipzig, with a stark and effective production.
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Magnificent singers, orchestra and production in a Leipzig Siegfried

Rúni Brattaberg (Fafner) © Tom Schulze
Siegfried in Leipzig succeeds on all fronts: an engaging production, a great ensemble of singers and a well-conducted orchestra.
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Die Walküre is full of anxiety in Leipzig

Markus Marquardt (Wotan) and Eva Johansson (Brünnhilde), different cast © Tom Schulze
Die Walküre in Leipzig turns the family drama into a tragedy of fear and anxiety, with glimpse of hope at the end.
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