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Venue: Berlin State Opera, Unter den Linden

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AddressUnter den Linden 7
10117 Berlin
Germany
Google maps52° 31' 0.581" N 13° 23' 40.938" E
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BerlinIl primo omicidioNew production

Scarlatti: Il primo omicidio
René Jacobs; Romeo Castellucci; Staatsoper Berlin; Thomas Walker; Brigitte Christensen

BerlinConcerti Napoletani

Scarlatti, Mancini, Leo, Sarro
B'Rock Orchestra; Dorothee Oberlinger

BerlinDie Zauberflöte (Sharon)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Alondra de la Parra; Yuval Sharon; Staatsoper Berlin; Mimi Lien; Walter Van Beirendonck; Julian Prégardien; Evelin Novak

BerlinSiegfried

Siegfried © Monika Rittershaus (2012)
Wagner: Siegfried
Daniel Barenboim; Guy Cassiers; Staatsoper Berlin; Enrico Bagnoli; Tim Van Steenbergen; Andreas Schager; Stephan Rügamer

BerlinGötterdämmerung

Götterdämmerung © Monika Rittershaus (2013)
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Daniel Barenboim; Guy Cassiers; Staatsoper Berlin; Enrico Bagnoli; Tim Van Steenbergen; Andreas Schager; Iréne Theorin

BerlinDie lustigen Weiber von WindsorNew production

Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor, The (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor)
Daniel Barenboim; David Bösch; Staatsoper Berlin; Thomas Guggeis; Patrick Bannwart; Falko Herold; René Pape

BerlinKatya Kabanova

Janáček: Katya Kabanova
Thomas Guggeis; Andrea Breth; Staatsoper Berlin; Annette Murschetz; Marc Weeger; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Simon O'Neill

BerlinAbonnementkonzert I

Rachmaninov, Elgar, Strauss R.
Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim; Lahav Shani
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Memorable singing in ambiguous Staatsoper Berlin Götterdämmerung

Götterdämmerung © Monika Rittershaus (2013)
Irene Théorin and Andreas Schager lead a stunning musical performance, as Guy Cassiers vision of The Ring becomes clear.  
****1
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Siegfried as chamber opera at Staatsoper Berlin

Siegfried © Monika Rittershaus (2012)
Daniel Barenboim conducts much of Siegfried as an intimate chamber opera, resulting in an unexpected musical joy, with an excellent cast of singers headed by Michael Volle’s Wanderer.
****1
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Michael Volle excels in a Walküre to remember in Berlin

Die Walküre © Monika Rittershaus (2011)
The Staatsoper Berlin celebrate the arrival of Michael Volle, a splendid Wotan, aided by a strong ensemble of singers and Daniel Barenboim's leadership.
*****
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A promising start to Staatsoper Berlin's Ring revival

Das Rheingold © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Daniel Barenboim led a performance of deliberate tempo with a great ensemble of singers.  Guy Cassiers‘ production, while visually stunning at times, does little to enhance the performance.
***11
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Polished but cool: Rigoletto at Staatsoper Berlin

Rigoletto at Staatsoper Berlin © Brinkhoff Mögenburg
Nadine Sierra's Gilda is the highlight of Michael Sher's polished production, which doesn't quite tug at the heartstrings.
***11
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Ruth Berghaus’ timeless Barbiere still charms at Unter den Linden

Jennifer Rivera (Rosina) and Colin Lee (Almaviva) © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Marianne Crebassa and Maxim Mironov shine in a revival of Rossini’s masterpiece, for an evening of great fun.
***11
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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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Champagne without the fizz: Tcherniakov's Betrothal in a Monastery

Lauri Vasar, Goran Jurić, Violeta Urmana, Aida Garifullina (Luisa) und Bogdan Volkov © Ruth and Martin Walz
The Russian director's role play production of Prokofiev's comedy falls flat at the Staatsoper.
***11
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