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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 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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LeipzigDer Freischütz

© Ida Zenna
Weber: Der Freischütz
Felix Bender; Christian von Götz; Oper Leipzig; Dieter Richter; Jessica Karge; Gal James; Magdalena Hinterdobler

LeipzigDer fliegende HolländerNew production

© Kirsten Nijhof
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Ulf Schirmer; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Jula Reindell; Iain Paterson; Christiane Libor

LeipzigOn the Town

Bernstein: On the Town
Stefan Klingele; Oper Leipzig; Unknown
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LeipzigJohannes-Passion

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

LeipzigBlue Monday

Blue Monday
Leipziger Ballett

LeipzigBoléro / Le Sacre du Printemps

© Ida Zenna
Ravel, Stravinsky
Johan Inger; Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballett; Felix Bender; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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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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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.
****1
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