5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


The chimera of the perfect family unit haunts Krzysztof Warlikowski's production of Wozzeck. On the unusually broad canvas of DNO's stage, all of the characters struggle with isolation. In an extended added sce...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Messa da Requiem

Recent years have seen a growing number of oratorios, cantatas, and song cycles explored for their theatrical potential on stage, involving a range of scenographic and gestural approaches. Verdi's Messa da Requ...
Don Giovanni at the Theater an der Wien
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Don Giovanni

Keith Warner's strongly conceived production of Don Giovanni (in revival with assistance from Michael Moxham) remains a public success in crowning ten years of post-renovation theatre and music-making at the Th...
3.0★ ★ ★

La Traviata – Remixed

The story of a fatally ill prostitute, burned by the self-interest of others when she pursues real love, was uncommonly contemporary when Verdi’s La Traviata first reached the stage. Director Lotte de Beer’...
Hamlet Theater an der Wien
4.0★ ★ ★ ★


A newly commissioned opera about Hamlet runs the risk of being overburdened by Shakespeare’s profound handling of the material and its weighty legacy. Yet librettist Thomas Jonigk and composer Anno Schreier a...