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Venue: Semperoper, Dresden

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AddressTheaterplatz 2
01067 Dresden
Saxony
Germany
Google maps51° 3' 15.335" N 13° 44' 7.611" E
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DresdenDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Omer Meir Wellber; Andreas Kriegenburg; Dresden State Opera; Harald Thor; Tanja Hofmann; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Christoph Pohl

DresdenNabuccoNew production

Saioa Hernández (Abigaille) © Semperoper Dresden | Ludwig Olah
Verdi: Nabucco
Omer Meir Wellber; David Bösch; Dresden State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Meentje Nielsen; Andrzej Dobber; Saioa Hernández

DresdenLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Daniele Callegari; Christine Mielitz; Dresden State Opera; John Fiore; Speranza Scappucci; Peter Heilein

DresdenLes HuguenotsNew production

Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Alexander Vedernikov; Peter Konwitschny; Dresden State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Venera Gimadieva; Štěpánka Pučálková

Dresden4. Aufführungsabend

Linkola, Mozart, Bizet
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Giedrė Šlekytė; Tibor Gyenge

DresdenDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Moritz Gnann; Achim Freyer; Dresden State Opera; Felix Krieger; Christoph Gedschold

Dresden12. Symphoniekonzert

Schubert, Martinů, Nicolai, Strauss II, Strauss
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Franz Welser-Möst; Frank Peter Zimmermann

DresdenDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Patrick Lange; Achim Freyer; Dresden State Opera; Gábor Káli; Felix Krieger
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Nabucco marks a successful debut of Saioa Hernández as Abigaille

Saioa Hernández (Abigaille) © Semperoper Dresden | Ludwig Olah
Saioa Hernández leads a solid cast in Dresden in a somewhat disappointing new production by David Bösch.

***11
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Folk rhythms and changing times in Dresden's Bartered Bride

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Marie) and Pavol Breslik (Hans) © Semperoper Dresden/Ludwig Olah
What brought real distinction and authenticity to the evening, as so often in this house, was the outstanding playing of the Staatskapelle conducted by Tomaš Netopil. From the start of the overture with its rapidly scurrying fugato for strings and pointed phrasing from the woodwind one felt the true sense of Smetana’s Czech inflected rhythms and harmonies
***11
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A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

Krassimira Stoyanova (Ariadne) and Stephen Gould (Bacchus) © Ludwig Olah
Christian Thielemann led a memorable performance of Strauss's chamber opera Ariadne auf Naxos with a strong cast in a new straightforward production by David Hermann.
*****
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Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
With a plethora of theatre seats, stools and benches it was as if Willy Decker and Wolfgang Gussman had been elected ‘Chair-men of the bored”.
***11
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Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

Gerhard Siegel (Mime) and Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Klaus Gigga
The third installment of Semperoper Dresden’s Ring des Nibelungen cycle ups the ante with an outstanding ensemble performance.
****1
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Valkyries scramble over theatre seats

Vitalij Kowaljow (Wotan) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra are let down by sub-optimal singers in Willy Deckers chair-laden production of  Die Walküre
***11
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All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Wagner demands vocal resilience from the large cast of singers in Das Rheingold, but Willy Decker wants strong thigh muscles as well.
***11
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Nostalgia and neurosis as Die tote Stadt returns to the Semperoper after nearly a century

Christoph Pohl (Frank/Fritz) and Manuela Uhl (Marietta) © David Baltzer
In a score that can be a Technicolor wallow, Jurowski’s sure sense of dramatic pulse and balance, encompassed the brash dance rhythms, religious grandeur, vivid tone painting and the extremes of dissonance.
*****
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