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Frankfurt am MainIl trittico

Puccini
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Claus Guth; Oper Frankfurt; Christian Schmidt; Anna Sofie Tuma; Olaf Winter; Elza van den Heever

LondonDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Constantin Trinks; Kasper Holten; The Royal Opera; Es Devlin; Anja Vang Kragh; Bruno Poet; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Frankfurt am MainDie Meistersinger von NürnbergNew production

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Sebastian Weigle; Johannes Erath; Oper Frankfurt; Kaspar Glarner; Herbert Murauer; Joachim Klein; Opera Frankfurt Orchestra
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A flawed but interesting Don Giovanni from Garsington Opera

As a hybrid of brilliance and disappointment, this Don Giovanni is in a class of its own.
***11
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Indomitable: Billy Budd in Frankfurt

Oper Frankfurt's revival of Richard Jones's production of Billy Budd with a homegrown cast is a devastating combination of powerful music and searing drama.
*****
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Beethoven from Dresden in Cardiff

Michael Sanderling conducts the Dresden Philharmonic in Beethoven in Cardiff.
****1
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Werther: A wonderful tale of woe

Aylin Bozok's modern and minimalist Werther, beautifully realised and superbly acted with the innovative addition of a silent character, is utterly heartbreaking.
****1
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A Fine Pocket-Sized Macbeth from Scottish Opera

The most Scottish of operas, Verdi's Macbeth, makes big demands on its soloists and is packed with choruses, so it was interesting to see how Scottish Opera's production managed with only seven singers and a chamber orchestra.
****1
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The Magic Flute gets metatheatrical with the Merry Opera Company

Mozart’s original The Magic Flute is bizarre enough. The story of a prince and a bird-catcher’s journey to save a princess they’ve never met from a sinister quasi-Freemason who turns out to be alright, it is sufficiently packed full of great songs and good humour to have become an enduring repertory favourite – but that doesn’t mean it makes any sense. It doesn’t, really. It is a daft opera.
**111
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