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Performer: Tuomas Pursio

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LeipzigDer Freischütz

© Ida Zenna
Weber: Der Freischütz
Christoph Gedschold; Christian von Götz; Oper Leipzig; Dieter Richter; Jessica Karge; Gal James; Magdalena Hinterdobler

LeipzigDie Frau ohne Schatten

© Kirsten Nijhof
Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Ulf Schirmer; Balázs Kovalik; Oper Leipzig; Heike Scheele; Sebastian Ellrich; Jennifer Wilson; Manuela Uhl

LeipzigDie ZauberflöteNew production

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
David Reiland; Barbora Horáková; Oper Leipzig; Falko Herold; Eva Butzkies; Matthias Stier; Patrick Vogel

LeipzigDas Rheingold

© Tom Schulze
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Ulf Schirmer; Rosamund Gilmore; Oper Leipzig; Carl-Friedrich Oberle; Nicola Reichert; Iain Paterson; Tuomas Pursio

LeipzigSiegfried

© Tom Schulze
Wagner: Siegfried
Ulf Schirmer; Rosamund Gilmore; Oper Leipzig; Carl-Friedrich Oberle; Nicola Reichert; Stefan Vinke; Dan Karlström
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Salonen's Helsinki Rheingold celebrates Finnish vocal talent

Jukka Rasilainen (Alberich) © Ralph Larmann
For any opera house, the production of a new Wagner Ring cycle is a huge undertaking and becomes a mission statement. For Finnish National Opera, its mission is to stage an all-Finnish Ring.
*****
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Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Rheingold: a Finnish tour de force

Tommi Hakala © Arne Hyckenberg
In an unusually convincing concert performance, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Finnish National Opera emphasised the lyrical aspects of Wagner's Das Rheingold.
*****
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An emotional new Tosca from Christof Loy in Helsinki

Tuomas Pursio (Scarpia) and Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) © Heikki Tuuli
Carè, Stundytė and Pursio all shine as singers and actors in an intense, exciting production at the Finnish National Opera.
****1
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Satan, sex, blood and redemption: Faust in Finland

Clemens Unterreiner (Valentin) © Valtteri Hirvonen
Auguin conducted as if he really believes in this evergreen work, which was wonderful to hear in the composer’s rather overlooked anniversary year.
****1
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Leipzig's Ring Cycle concludes with a satisfying Götterdämmerung

The piano becomes Siegfried's funeral berth © Tom Schulze
Despite some weakness in the main singers, the overall level of musical performances was consistently high in Leipzig, with a stark and effective production.
****1
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