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L’incoronazione di Poppea

Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, one of the first operas to open in the freshly renovated Staatsoper unter den Linden last winter, closes the s...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Ti Vedo, Ti Sento, Mi Perdo

The life of Alessandro Stradella, the 17th-century composer whose colourful affairs paved the way to his contracted murder, inspired several nineteent...
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Macbeth

Harry Kupfer’s new production of Macbeth at Berlin’s Staatsoper opens with a digital backdrop of a smoking landscape unsettled by occasional explosion...
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Written on Skin

Disclaimer: the highly successful premiere production of George Benjamin's opera Written on Skin (2012) is etched firmly in my memory. All the more st...
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Wozzeck

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 ...
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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...
Don Giovanni at the Theater an der Wien
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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...
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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 T...
Hamlet Theater an der Wien
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Hamlet

A newly commissioned opera about Hamlet runs the risk of being overburdened by Shakespeare’s profound handling of the material and its weighty legacy....