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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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LeipzigDon Carlo

© Kirsten Nijhof
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Felix Bender; Jakob Peters-Messer; Oper Leipzig; Markus Meyer; Sven Bindseil; Riccardo Zanellato; Ievgen Orlov

LeipzigLa traviata

© Tom Schulze
Verdi: La traviata
Enrico Calesso; Andreas Homoki; Oper Leipzig; Christoph Gedschold; Frank Philipp Schlössmann; Gabriele Jaenecke; Olena Tokar

LeipzigDie Hochzeit des Figaro

© Kirsten Nijhof
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Matthias Foremny; Gil Mehmert; Oper Leipzig; Falk Bauer; Mathias Hausmann; Kay Stiefermann; Gal James
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LeipzigBlue Monday

Blue Monday
Leipziger Ballet


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

LeipzigMagnificatWorld première

Bach: Magnificat
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Christoph Gedschold; Paul Zoller; Steffi Lehmann
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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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