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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 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.
OPER LEIPZIG LISTINGS
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LeipzigTannhäuserNew Production

© Annemie Augustijns
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Ulf Schirmer; Katharina Wagner; Oper Leipzig; Marc Löhrer; Thomas Kaiser; Elisabet Strid; Kathrin Göring

LeipzigRusalkaNew Production

© Kirsten Nijhof
Dvořák: Rusalka
Christoph Gedschold; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Jula Reindell; Olena Tokar; Peter Wedd

LeipzigDie Zauberflöte

© Tom Schulze
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Christoph Gedschold; Oper Leipzig; Yadegar Asisi; Claudia Rühle; Magdalena Hinterdobler; Danae Kontora
LEIPZIG BALLET LISTINGS
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LeipzigWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Leipziger Ballet

LeipzigSchwanenseeNew production

Schwanensee
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Christoph Gedschold; Paul Zoller; Aleksandar Noshpal; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

LeipzigJohannes-PassionNew Production

Bach: Johannes-Passion
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Paul Goodwin; Paul Zoller; 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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