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Venue: Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna

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AddressOpernring 2 / Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz
1010 Vienna
Austria
Capacity1709
ContainsGustav Mahler-Saal
Google maps48° 12' 11.611" N 16° 22' 10.664" E
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ViennaI puritani

Bellini: I puritani
Francesco Lanzillotta; John Dew; Vienna State Opera; Heinz Balthes; José Manuel Vázquez; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera; Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus

ViennaGötterdämmerung

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Axel Kober; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera; Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus

ViennaMahler, Live

Liszt, Mahler
Hans van Manen; Martin Schläpfer; Vienna State Ballet; Ramón Tebar; Florian Etti; Keso Dekker; Bert Dalhuysen

ViennaDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Philippe Jordan; Barrie Kosky; Vienna State Opera; Katrin Lea Tag; Franck Evin; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

ViennaIl barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Stefano Montanari; Herbert Fritsch; Vienna State Opera; Victoria Behr; Carsten Sander; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

ViennaL'OrfeoNew production

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (Orpheus), SV318
Pablo Heras-Casado; Tom Morris; Vienna State Opera; Anna Fleischle; James Farncombe; Concentus Musicus Wien

ViennaFalstaff

Verdi: Falstaff
Giampaolo Bisanti; Marco Arturo Marelli; Vienna State Opera; Dagmar Niefind; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

ViennaDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ivor Bolton; Moshe Leiser; Vienna State Opera; Christian Fenouillat; Agostino Cavalca; Christophe Forey; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
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A feast for bass voices in the Staatsoper's sombre Boris Godunov

That Boris was sung by a Ukrainian in times like this might or might not have been a coincidence. But that Alexander Tsymbalyuk was an excellent choice for the role is indisputable. 
****1
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Kaufmann and Davidsen lend star appeal to Grimes at the Staatsoper

In much anticipated role (Kaufmann) and stage (Davidsen) debuts, this revival of Peter Grimes at the Staatsoper was much anticipated, despite a production that should be put out to sea without a paddle.
***11
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Kosky's barren but satisfying Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper

Frozen lava rock extends from the proscenium to the backcloth, an apt image to depict the harm Don Giovanni inflicts upon the other characters in Mozart's darkest opera.
****1
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Solid singing struggles to resuscitate the Staatsoper's Nabucco

Amartuvshin Enkhbat and María José Siri spar as father and daughter in Günter Krämer's tired production of Verdi's biblical epic. 
***11
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Méphistophélès steals the show in Staatsoper's Faust

Adam Palka shines as the devil in this revival of Frank Castorf's multimedia staging that relocates the work to mid-20th century Paris, around the end of the Algerian War.
****1
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Rothko meets Rococo in the Staatsoper's new Il barbiere di Siviglia

A bit too much buffo and scenic sensory overload mar the otherwise new enjoyable Il barbiere di Siviglia in Vienna.

***11
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Emojis instead of emotions in Simon Stone's Traviata in Vienna

Pretty Yende, Frédéric Antoun and Ludovic Tézier star in Stone’s production at the Wiener Staatsoper, where the orchestra did its magic under the baton of Nicola Luisotti.

**111
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Vienna's “Lohengrin in Lederhosen” redeemed by musical performances

The performance of Wagner’s Lohengrin transcends Andreas Homoki's curious staging, redeemed by vocal and orchestral performances that shine in their nuanced artistry.
****1
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