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Performer: Sebastian Weigle

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MunichDie Frau ohne Schatten

© Wilfried Hösl
Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Sebastian Weigle; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Bavarian State Opera; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; Klaus Florian Vogt; Emily Magee

Frankfurt am MainThe Medium

Menotti: The Medium
Sebastian Weigle; Hans Walter Richter; Oper Frankfurt; Kaspar Glarner; Cornelia Schmidt; Gloria Rehm; Angela Vallone

Frankfurt am Main2. Museumskonzert

Wagner, Mendelssohn, Brahms
Opera Frankfurt Orchestra; Sebastian Weigle; Daniel Lozakovich

ViennaArabella

Strauss R.: Arabella
Sebastian Weigle; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller; Michael Volle

TokyoWeigle and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra; Sebastian Weigle; Mao Fujita
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A classic executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda
Designer/director Antony McDonald treads a perfectly weighted path between light and dark of the fairytale; conductor Sebastian Weigle cooks up a Wagnerian storm; Michaela Schuster steals the show. A treat.
****1
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Words or music? Collaboration or resistance? A new Capriccio in Frankfurt

Camilla Nylund (The Countess) © Monika Rittershaus
Camilla Nylund’s rich, ample voice bloomed in the glorious setting of the sonnet, cosseted by burnished horn playing, in Strauss' unsurpassed operatic farewell to the soprano voice.
****1
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Sweet nothings: a disappointing Hänsel und Gretel

Katrin Wundsam (Hänsel) and Elsa Dreisig (Gretel) © Monika Rittershaus
Achim Freyer's production robs Humperdinck's fairy tale of heart and drama at the Lindenoper.
**111
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Mozart and Rott make for a memorable concert in Vienna

Jan Lisiecki, Sebastian Weigle and the Wiener Symphoniker © Kerstin Glasow | Wiener Konzerthaus
After Jan Lisiecki gave an immaculate interpretation of a perennial Mozart piano concerto, Sebastian Weigle revelled in the brassy bravura of a symphony which remains virtually unknown in the city where it was composed over a hundred years ago.
****1
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Iain Paterson's Dutchman drops anchor in Frankfurt

Wolfgang Koch (Dutchman) and Erika Sunnegårdh (Senta) © Barbara Aumüller (2015)
Iain Paterson's house debut as the Holländer was sufficient reason to drop anchor in the Main for this revival of David Bösch's 2015 production. 
***11
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