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Performer: Steffen Aarfing

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MadridLa prohibición de amar

Wagner: Das Liebesverbot (The Ban on Love),
Ivor Bolton; Kasper Holten; Teatro Real; Steffen Aarfing; Christopher Maltman; Ilker Arcayürek
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Victoria: Northern Ballet delivers intriguing history lesson

Princess Beatrice scratches history from the record in Cathy Marston’s biographical ballet at Sadler’s Wells.
***11
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Sicilian inspiration: King Roger arrives in Sydney

It's the libretto's equivocation that has denied King Roger the frequency of performance that its music deserves.
****1
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A brooding Turn of the Screw at La Scala

Britten's The Turn of the Screw finally makes its debut at La Scala in Kasper Holten's eerie staging. 
****1
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Nobody expects Wagnerian comedy: Das Liebesverbot

Kasper Holten's new production fails to convince about the alleged virtues of Wagner's outcast comic opera.
**111
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Kasper Holten's gritty, modern Traviata in Stockholm

In his production of La traviata for the Swedish Royal Opera, Kasper Holten puts Violetta in a strip club and on the streets. Both the staging and the music are excellent, though the cast's acting is uneven.
****1
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Exploring the inner levels of the mind: Szymanowski's Król Roger

Kasper Holten’s production does an impressive job of exploring the concepts of Szymanowski's Król Roger – perhaps more psychologically than philosophically. It’s a production well worth exploring.
****1
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