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Performer: Peter Konwitschny

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LeipzigLa bohème

© Tom Schulze
Puccini: La bohème
Christoph Gedschold; Peter Konwitschny; Oper Leipzig; Johannes Leiacker; Gaston Rivero; Gal James

MunichDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Pinchas Steinberg; Peter Konwitschny; Bavarian State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Michael Volle; Camilla Nylund

HamburgLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Kent Nagano; Peter Konwitschny; Hamburg State Opera; Helmut Brade; Klaus Florian Vogt; Christof Fischesser

DresdenLes Huguenots

Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Stefan Soltesz; Peter Konwitschny; Dresden State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Venera Gimadieva; Štěpánka Pučálková
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Peter Konwitschny returns to the Semperoper with Les Huguenots

Venera Gimadieva (Marguerite de Valois) © Semperoper Dresden | Ludwig Olah
John Osborn leads a very successful premiere of Peter Konwitschny's new production of Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots in Dresden
****1
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An immersive auto-da-fé: Konwitschny's Don Carlos sizzles

Don Carlos at Staatsoper Hamburg © Brinkhoff/Mögenburg (2008)
From stylised 16th-century dress to a 1970s sitcom ballet, Konwitschny's Staatsoper staging is full of brilliantly inventive touches, splendidly realised in this excellently sung revival. 
*****
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Mob mentality: a powerful La Juive at Opera Vlaanderen

Corinne Winters (Rachel) and Ray Cornelius Smith (Éléazar) © Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Peter Konwitschny's production strips away much of the religious symbolism, presenting the difference between Jews and Christians as little more than the dyed colour of their hands. 
****1
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In Konwitschny's modern Medea, monsters are made by men

Sebastian Kohlhepp (Jason) and Cornelia Ptassek (Medea) © Thomas Aurin
Director Peter Konwitschny's staging of Cherubini's Medea critiques rejection and mistreatment of refugees. A strong new German translation and a talented cast make this a must-see.
****1
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Two Violettas in 24 hours in Seattle

Corinne Winters (Violetta) and Joshua Dennis (Alfredo) © Philip Newton
Two fascinating casts make Peter Konwitschny's stripped-down Traviata a must-see artistic event in Seattle.
****1
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