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Guide to Oper Leipzig

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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 1251 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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LeipzigDie Zauberflöte

© Tom Schulze
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
David Reiland; Ralf Nürnberger; Oper Leipzig; Yadegar Asisi; Claudia Rühle; Matthias Stier; Patrick Vogel

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

LeipzigDer Sturz des AntichristNew production

Der Sturz des Antichrist
Ullmann: The Fall of the Antichrist
Matthias Foremny; Balázs Kovalik; Oper Leipzig; Thomas Mohr; Sebastian Pilgrim; Stephan Rügamer; Kay Stiefermann
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LeipzigJohannes-Passion

© Ida Zenna
Bach: Johannes-Passion
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballett; Paul Goodwin; Christoph Gedschold; Paul Zoller

LeipzigDer Karneval der Tiere

© Kirsten Nijhof
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux
Bjarte Emil Wedervang Bruland; Leipziger Ballett; Tobias Engeli; Alden Gatt; Christina Geißler; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

LeipzigSoto / Scholz / Schröder

Soto / Scholz / Schröder
Lang, Schumann, Copland
Cayetano Soto; Uwe Scholz; Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballett; Matthias Foremny; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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An electrifying Carmen from Oper Leipzig

Leonardo Caimi (Don José) and Kathrin Göring (Carmen) © Kirsten Nijhof
With an excellent cast and sumptuous orchestral playing, Oper Leipzig delivers a vivid evening of enjoyment.
****1
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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