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Performer: Philipp Meierhöfer

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Kosky's Semele revived in style at the Komische Oper Berlin

Nicole Chevalier (Semele) © Monika Rittershaus (2018)
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Semele willingly pays the price of death through transformation. 
****1
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Click bait: an effective new Traviata at the Komische Oper

Natalya Pavlova (Violetta) © Iko Freese | drama.berlin.de
Nicola Raab's production doesn't quite provide the bold rethinking it promises, but stylish execution and a fine cast make for an effective modern Traviata
****1
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Handel in the British Raj: Harry Kupfer returns to Komische Oper

Ruzan Mantashyan (Mahamaya) and Eric Jurenas (Sir Alexander) © Monika Rittershaus
Loyalty and misdeeds in the jungle of emotions in Handel's Poro, re dell'Indie.
****1
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When death is an old-fashioned portrait

Nadja Mchantaf (Mimì), Günter Papendell (Marcello) and Vera-Lotte Böcker (Musetta) © Iko Freese | drama.berlin.de
The new version of La bohème at the Komische Oper Berlin follows a hard Verismo-beat.
****1
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A boisterous romp at the Komische Oper

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Barbe-bleue) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Stefan Herheim packs puns and gags into a three-hour long show, but less could have been more. 
***11
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