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Performer: Wolfgang Koch

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MunichLohengrin

Lohengrin
Wagner: Lohengrin
Lothar Koenigs; Richard Jones; Bavarian State Opera; Ultz; Klaus Florian Vogt; Anja Harteros

ZürichFidelio

Fidelio
Beethoven: Fidelio
Markus Poschner; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Andreas Schager; Oliver Widmer

MunichFalstaffNew production

Falstaff
Verdi: Falstaff
Kirill Petrenko; Mateja Koležnik; Bavarian State Opera; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Wolfgang Koch; Aleksandra Kurzak

MunichDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Kirill Petrenko; David Bösch; Bavarian State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Meentje Nielsen; Wolfgang Koch; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

HamburgLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Kent Nagano; Peter Konwitschny; Hamburg State Opera; Helmut Brade; Klaus Florian Vogt; Christof Fischesser
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Girl power rules: Vienna State Opera with Die Frau ohne Schatten

Evelyn Herlitzius (Nurse), Camilla Nylund (Empress), Nina Stemme (Dyer's wife) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pohn
The outstanding trio of Nylund, Stemme and Herlitzius soars above a Vienna State Opera Orchestra in thunderous form, led by Christian Thielemann to celebrate the Staatsoper's 150th birthday in style.
****1
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Einspringer save the day in a joyous Staatsoper Meistersinger

Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig
There's little to like in Andrea Moses' production, but a fine cast and glorious playing and conducting make for an enthralling performance of Wagner's grand comedy.  
****1
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Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Petrenko's Puccini is bracingly alert, filled with colour and has a romantic sweep that is utterly transporting.
*****
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Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Instead of telling a story of spiritual enlightenment and ultimate redemption through faith, Pierre Audi's reading is bereft of mystery and magic.
****1
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A revelatory Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

Elena Pankratova (Barak the Dyer's Wife) © Wilfried Hösl
A musical performance of stunning quality underpins this revival of Krzysztof Warlikowski's lavish, ambiguous Strauss staging.
****1
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