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Performer: Staatsopernchor Berlin

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BerlinIl barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Massimo Zanetti; Ruth Berghaus; Staatsoper Berlin; Achim Freyer; Teresa Iervolino; Juan José de León

BerlinFalstaff

Verdi: Falstaff
Daniel Barenboim; Mario Martone; Staatsoper Berlin; Margherita Palli; Ursula Patzak; Lucio Gallo; Barbara Frittoli

BerlinMédée

Cherubini: Médée
Oksana Lyniv; Andrea Breth; Staatsoper Berlin; Martin Zehetgruber; Carla Teti; Sonya Yoncheva; Elsa Dreisig

BerlinDer RosenkavalierNew production

Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Zubin Mehta; André Heller; Staatsoper Berlin; Xenia Hausner; Arthur Arbesser; Camilla Nylund; Nadine Sierra

BerlinCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Daniel Barenboim; Martin Kušej; Staatsoper Berlin; Jens Kilian; Heidi Hackl; Anita Rachvelishvili; Michael Fabiano
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Tears in the rain: La bohème at the Staatsoper Berlin

Zvetelina Vassileva (Mimi), Miroslav Dvorsky (Rodolfo) and Roman Trekel (Marcello) © Monika Rittershaus (2001)
The Staatsoper Unter den Linden revives a successful, romantic production by Lindy Hume, with Eleonora Buratto and Benjamin Bernheim as the protagonists.
****1
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Why, why, why Dalila? More disappointment at Unter den Linden

Brandon Jovanovich (Samson) and Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Matthias Baus
Daniel Barenboim conducts an underwhelming cast in the Staatsoper's new Samson et Dalila, and Argentinian director Damián Szifron's operatic debut is stale and cliché-ridden. 
**111
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A dreary Katya Kabanova is rescued by great singing at the Staatsoper

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katya) © Bernd Uhlig (2014)

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden revives Andrea Breth’s desolate production of Janáček’s masterpiece with a great cast led by conductor Thomas Guggeis.

***11
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Yuval Sharon’s pop Zauberflöte at the Staatsoper Berlin

Florian Teichtmeister (Papageno) © Monika Rittershaus (February 2019)

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden presents Avery Sharon’s shocking production of Mozart’s masterpiece, full of references to pop culture, side by side with the traditional one by Everding in the same season. A solid cast does justice to his fun, entertaining, bold production.

****1
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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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