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Performer: René Pape

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MunichElektra

© Wilfried Hösl
Strauss R.: Elektra
Erik Nielsen; Herbert Wernicke; Bavarian State Opera; Iréne Theorin; Gabriele Schnaut

GenevaRené Pape

Grand Théâtre Genève
Mussorgsky
René Pape; Camillo Radicke

ParisStaatskapelle Berlin plays Beethoven IV

Beethoven
Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim; Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris; Simone Schneider; Marina Prudenskaya; Klaus Florian Vogt

BerlinLohengrinNew production

Wagner: Lohengrin
Matthias Pintscher; Calixto Bieito; Staatsoper Berlin; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Roberto Alagna; Ekaterina Gubanova

BerlinDie Zauberflöte (Everding)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Alexander Soddy; August Everding; Staatsoper Berlin; Anna Milukova; Giuseppe Mentuccia; Fred Berndt; Dorothée Uhrmacher
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Stag do: David Bösch's loveless Lustige Weiber at the Staatsoper

René Pape (Sir John Falstaff) © Monika Rittershaus
Barenboim conducts Otto Nicolai's Falstaff opera with a warmth and affection that is sorely lacking on stage. 
***11
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Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Instead of telling a story of spiritual enlightenment and ultimate redemption through faith, Pierre Audi's reading is bereft of mystery and magic.
****1
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Suffering, transcendence, redemption: Parsifal at The Met

Evelyn Herlitzius (Kundry) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Parsifal) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The Met’s production of Wagner’s Parsifal is a harrowing affair, entrancing in its refusal to charm. 
*****
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Flute still mesmerizing at The Met

Markus Werba (Papageno) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
The musical experience was dominated by the imagery making spectators feel, at least at times, overwhelmed.
****1
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Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

Sven-Eric Bechtolf (Mephistopheles), Katharina Kammerloher (Sorge) und Roman Trekel (Faust) © Hermann und Clärchen Baus
Jürgen Flimm's take on Schumann's Faust Scenes offers no solutions to self-imposed problems at the Staatsoper unter den Linden's glitzy reopening.
**111
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