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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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BerlinQuartettNew production

Francesconi: Quartett
Daniel Barenboim; Barbara Wysocka; Staatsoper Berlin; Barbara Hanicka; Julia Kornacka; Mojca Erdmann; Thomas Oliemans

BerlinKonzert für Berlin

Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim

BerlinMacbeth

Verdi: Macbeth
Simone Young; Harry Kupfer; Staatsoper Berlin; Hans Schavernoch; Yan Tax; Alexey Markov; Marina Prudenskaya

BerlinViva Verdi!

Verdi
Staatskapelle Berlin; Simone Young; Liudmyla Monastyrska; Violeta Urmana; Rachel Willis-Sørensen; Marcelo Álvarez

BerlinLes Pêcheurs de perles

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles
Victorien Vanoosten; Wim Wenders; Staatsoper Berlin; David Regehr; Montserrat Casanova; Alfredo Daza; Olga Peretyatko

BerlinTannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Thomas Guggeis; Sasha Waltz; Staatsoper Berlin; Pia Maier-Schriever; Bernd Skodzig; Rachel Willis-Sørensen; Marina Prudenskaya

BerlinThe Turn of the Screw

Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Finnegan Downie Dear; Claus Guth; Staatsoper Berlin; Christian Schmidt; Maria Bengtsson; Stephan Rügamer

BerlinBarenboim conducts Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim; Staatsopernchor Berlin; Martin Wright; Genia Kühmeier; Violeta Urmana
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More glitter than gold: the Berliner Staatsoper's new Rosenkavalier

Camilla Nylund (Marschallin) © Ruth Walz

Another opera novice struggles in the Staatsoper's new Rosenkavalier, while Zubin Mehta's leaden conducting proves a burden.

***11
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Sir John Falstaff as a Berliner in Mario Martone’s Staatsoper staging

Falstaff © Matthias Baus (2018)
Zubin Mehta leads a great cast in a revival of a successful production of Verdi's Falstaff at the Staatsoper in Berlin
****1
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Tears in the rain: La bohème at the Staatsoper Berlin

Zvetelina Vassileva (Mimi), Miroslav Dvorsky (Rodolfo) and Roman Trekel (Marcello) © Monika Rittershaus (2001)
The Staatsoper Unter den Linden revives a successful, romantic production by Lindy Hume, with Eleonora Buratto and Benjamin Bernheim as the protagonists.
****1
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Oscar Wilde takes centre stage in Staatsoper's Salome

Aušrinė Stundytė (Salome) and Christian Natter (Oscar Wilde) © Monika Rittershaus
The Staatsoper revives a confused production by Hans Neuenfels, under the baton of Thomas Guggeis.
***11
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Why, why, why Dalila? More disappointment at Unter den Linden

Brandon Jovanovich (Samson) and Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Matthias Baus
Daniel Barenboim conducts an underwhelming cast in the Staatsoper's new Samson et Dalila, and Argentinian director Damián Szifron's operatic debut is stale and cliché-ridden. 
**111
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Barocktage opens with a murder: Scarlatti’s Il primo omicidio

Jeremias Hübener (Caino) and Lukas Ray (Voce di Dio) © Monika Rittershaus
Romeo Castellucci’s inspiring and spiritual production lands in Berlin, with a superb cast of Baroque specialists and the B’Rock Orchestra under the baton of René Jacobs.
****1
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A dreary Katya Kabanova is rescued by great singing at the Staatsoper

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katya) © Bernd Uhlig (2014)

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden revives Andrea Breth’s desolate production of Janáček’s masterpiece with a great cast led by conductor Thomas Guggeis.

***11
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Yuval Sharon’s pop Zauberflöte at the Staatsoper Berlin

Florian Teichtmeister (Papageno) © Monika Rittershaus (February 2019)

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden presents Avery Sharon’s shocking production of Mozart’s masterpiece, full of references to pop culture, side by side with the traditional one by Everding in the same season. A solid cast does justice to his fun, entertaining, bold production.

****1
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