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Venue: Opernhaus, Leipzig

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AddressD 04109 Leipzig
Saxony
Germany
Google maps51° 20' 25.674" N 12° 22' 53.267" E
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LeipzigTosca

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

LeipzigDie verkaufte Braut

Die verkaufte Braut
Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Felix Bender; Christian von Götz; Oper Leipzig; Dieter Richter; Sarah Mittenbühler; Jennifer Zein; Bianca Tognocchi

LeipzigSchneewittchen

© Tom Schulze
Lange: Schneewittchen
Felix Bender; Patrick Rohbeck; Oper Leipzig; Christoph Gedschold; Alexander J Mudlagk; Magdalena Hinterdobler

LeipzigCarmen

© Tom Schulze
Bizet: Carmen
Matthias Foremny; Lindy Hume; Oper Leipzig; Dan Potra; Kathrin Göring; Rinat Shaham

LeipzigDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Ulf Schirmer; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Christoph Gedschold; Jula Reindell; Iain Paterson

LeipzigDornröschenNew production

Dornröschen
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Jeroen Verbruggen; Leipziger Ballett; Felix Bender; Andrea Sanguineti; Chiara Stephenson; Charlie Le Mindu

LeipzigHänsel und Gretel

© Kirsten Nijhof
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Ulf Schirmer; Birgit Eckenweber; Oper Leipzig; Matthias Foremny; Christoph Gedschold; Alexander J Mudlagk

LeipzigDer Nussknacker

© Ida Zenna
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Jean-Philippe Dury; Leipziger Ballett; Tobias Engeli; Christoph Gedschold; Giedrė Šlekytė; Yoko Seyama
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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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Magnificent singers, orchestra and production in a Leipzig Siegfried

Rúni Brattaberg (Fafner) © Tom Schulze
Siegfried in Leipzig succeeds on all fronts: an engaging production, a great ensemble of singers and a well-conducted orchestra.
****1
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Die Walküre is full of anxiety in Leipzig

Markus Marquardt (Wotan) and Eva Johansson (Brünnhilde), different cast © Tom Schulze
Die Walküre in Leipzig turns the family drama into a tragedy of fear and anxiety, with glimpse of hope at the end.
****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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A great night for a Gounod rarity in Leipzig

Mathias Vidal (Cinq-Mars), Jonathan Michie (de Thou), Fabienne Conrad (Prinzessin Marie de Gonzague) © Tom Schulze
An outstanding cast and Anthony Pilavachi's excellent production make a compelling case for Cinq-Mars at Oper Leipzig.
****1
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Verve and commitment from new Freischütz

Thomas Mohr (Max) and Verena Hierholzer (Samiel) © Ida Zenna
Christian von Götz's production doesn't all work, but he makes a viable, thought-provoking and entertaining show out of Weber's spooky classic.
****1
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Mixed success for Leipzig's futuristic Turandot

Jennifer Wilson (Turandot) © Tom Schulze
Balázs Kovalik's new dystopian Turandot is musically rousing but let down by a production that's more 1970s TV series than slick modern sci-fi. 
***11
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