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Performer: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

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ChicagoDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Sir Andrew Davis; David Pountney; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Johan Engels; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Eric Owens; TBC

ChicagoDie Walküre

Wagner: Die Walküre
Sir Andrew Davis; David Pountney; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Johan Engels; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Brandon Jovanovich; Stephen Milling

ChicagoGötterdämmerung

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Sir Andrew Davis; David Pountney; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Johan Engels; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Burkhard Fritz; Christine Goerke

BerlinParsifal

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Donald Runnicles; Philipp Stölzl; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Kathi Maurer; Sir Simon Keenlyside; Derek Welton

BerlinDie BassaridenNew production

Günter Papendell (Pentheus) and Sean Panikkar (Dionysus) © Monika Rittershaus
Henze: The Bassarids
Vladimir Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Katrin Lea Tag; Tanja Ariane Baumgartner; Margarita Nekrasova
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Nocturnal orgies versus controlled reason

Günter Papendell (Pentheus) and Sean Panikkar (Dionysus) © Monika Rittershaus
Sophisticated interpretation of The Bassarids by Hans Werner Henze at the Komische Oper Berlin
*****
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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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On the Rake: Stravinsky at Oper Frankfurt

Elizabeth Reiter (Anne Trulove) © Barbara Aumüller
A largely newly cast revival of The Rake's Progress takes a while to catch fire, but when it does the results are devilishly good.
****1
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A gloriously sung Rheingold at Lyric Opera

Eric Owens (Wotan) © Todd Rosenberg
In spite of some questionable staging, Lyric Opera of Chicago opened its Ring cycle on a strong note with a stellar cast, notably featuring Eric Owens’ role debut as Wotan.
***11
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Prom 46: Wise men bearing gifts

Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
An opportunity for the human voice to shine in works by Mahler and Mozart, performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov, with an opening work by Gérard Grisey.
***11
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