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Performer: Tilmann Rönnebeck

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DresdenLes HuguenotsNew production

Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Alexander Vedernikov; Peter Konwitschny; Dresden State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Venera Gimadieva; Štěpánka Pučálková

DresdenDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Moritz Gnann; Achim Freyer; Dresden State Opera; Felix Krieger; Christoph Gedschold

DresdenLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Daniele Callegari; Christine Mielitz; Dresden State Opera; John Fiore; Speranza Scappucci; Peter Heilein

SalzburgSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Franz Welser-Möst; Romeo Castellucci; Asmik Grigorian; Anna Maria Chiuri

DresdenDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Patrick Lange; Achim Freyer; Dresden State Opera; Gábor Káli; Felix Krieger
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Folk rhythms and changing times in Dresden's Bartered Bride

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Marie) and Pavol Breslik (Hans) © Semperoper Dresden/Ludwig Olah
What brought real distinction and authenticity to the evening, as so often in this house, was the outstanding playing of the Staatskapelle conducted by Tomaš Netopil. From the start of the overture with its rapidly scurrying fugato for strings and pointed phrasing from the woodwind one felt the true sense of Smetana’s Czech inflected rhythms and harmonies
***11
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On the rocks: An ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
An astonishing performance by Asmik Grigorian is central to the Italian director's disturbing reading of a disturbing opera. 
****1
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Anna Netrebko's dream Elsa in Dresden Lohengrin

Anna Netrebko (Elsa) and Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin) © Daniel Koch
Anna Netreboko chose to perform her first Elsa in Dresden with Christian Thielemann conducting.  It was a remarkable performance never to be forgotten.
*****
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Dresden Semperoper: Tannhäuser

Peter Konwitschny’s Tannhäuser at Dresden’s Semperoper dates back to 1997, making it relatively old for an opera production, and though I sense this may be its last revival, it is still modern and engaging.
***11
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Netrebko und Beczala geben Wagner-Debüt

Anna Netrebko (Elsa) und Piotr Beczala (Lohengrin) © Daniel Koch | Semperoper Dresden
Anna Netrebkos und Piotr Beczalas Lohengrin-Debüt unter Christian Thielemann an der Semperoper bringt das Haus zum Beben.
****1
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