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Performer: Tuomas Pursio

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LeipzigDie Zauberflöte

© Tom Schulze
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Christoph Gedschold; Ralf Nürnberger; Oper Leipzig; Yadegar Asisi; Claudia Rühle; Patrick Vogel; Magdalena Hinterdobler

LeipzigRusalka

© Kirsten Nijhof
Dvořák: Rusalka
Christoph Gedschold; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Jula Reindell; Magdalena Hinterdobler; Patrick Vogel

StockholmThe Rhinegold according to Salonen - Concert Performance

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Esa-Pekka Salonen; Finnish National Opera; Tommi Hakala; Tuomas Pursio; Markus Nykanen; Tuomas Katajala

LeipzigTosca

© Andreas Birkigt
Puccini: Tosca
Matthias Foremny; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Claudia Damm; Karine Babajanyan; Gaston Rivero

LeipzigRusalka

© Kirsten Nijhof
Dvořák: Rusalka
Christoph Gedschold; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Jula Reindell; Gal James; Olena Tokar
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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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Humorous Das Rheingold in Leipzig

Stephan Klemm (Fasolt), James Moelenhoff Fafner), Sandra Trattnigg (Freia), Karin Lovelius Fricka) © Tom Schulze
Oper Leipzig's Das Rheingold unfolds with no set changes, giving Wagner's music plenty of opportunities to fuel the imagination.
***11
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An outstanding debut in new Leipzig Salome

Elisabet Strid (Salome) © Kirsten Nijhof
In a state of almost child-like transfiguration and fulfilment, Strid's voice fully encompassed the extremes of the last scene.
****1
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