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Performer: Timo Riihonen

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GrazDon CarloNew production

Timo Riihonen (Philipp II.) © Werner Kmetitsch
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Oksana Lyniv; Jetske Mijnssen; Oper Graz; Marcus Merkel; Gideon Davey; Dieuweke van Reij; Timo Riihonen

DüsseldorfDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Marc Piollet; Karoline Gruber; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Antonino Fogliani; Roy Spahn; Mechthild Seipel; Laimonas Pautienius

HelsinkiRequiem

Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Maria Bengtsson; Michaela Schuster; Jean-François Borras; Timo Riihonen

BayreuthDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Philippe Jordan; Barrie Kosky; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Michael Volle; Johannes Martin Kränzle

BayreuthLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Christian Thielemann; Yuval Sharon; Axel Kober; Rosa Loy; Neo Rauch; Andreas Schager
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Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Bayreuth take on Parsifal

Elena Panktratova (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Despite its enigmatic details, Bayreuth's Parsifal reaches a cathartic climax. 
****1
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Bayreuth's Lohengrin lacks electricity

Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Yuval Sharon's production returns to Bayreuth in a musically compelling performance. 
***11
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Kosky’s Meistersinger conquers Bayreuth again

Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther) and Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Kosky’s production manages to maintain all hallmarks of a 16th-century fairy tale, while juxtaposing them with questions of deep human, political and artistic problems. Regietheater at its best.
*****
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Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)
Michael Volle and Klaus Florian Vogt demonstrate that they are indeed master singers in Munich, despite adversity, in a revival of David Bösch's contemporary production.
****1
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Musically sublime, packed with ideas

Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser) © Enrico Nawrath
The label “most opera directors” does *not* apply to Barrie Kosky, who makes his Bayreuth debut with a Meistersinger that pulls no punches.
*****
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