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Performer: René Pape

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ViennaSolistenabend René Pape | Camillo Radicke

René Pape; Camillo Radicke

ViennaParsifal

Wagner: Parsifal
Hartmut Haenchen; Alvis Hermanis; Vienna State Opera; Kristīne Jurjāne; Matthias Goerne; Boaz Daniel; Marina Prudenskaya

ParisDon Carlo

Étienne Dupuis (Rodrigo) et Roberto Alagna (Don Carlo) © Vincent Pontet / Opéra national de Paris
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Fabio Luisi; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Opéra national de Paris; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; René Pape; Roberto Alagna

BerlinDie Zauberflöte (Sharon)

Florian Teichtmeister (Papageno) © Monika Rittershaus (February 2019)
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Alondra de la Parra; Yuval Sharon; Staatsoper Berlin; Mimi Lien; Walter Van Beirendonck; Julian Prégardien; Evelin Novak

Graz3. Liederabend

René Pape; Camillo Radicke
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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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