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Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017-18 Review – La Traviata: Kristina Mkhitaryan’s Outstanding Violetta Gains the Russian Soprano “Prima Donna Assoluta” Status
The Deutsche Oper Berlin has long been a mecca for iconoclast regie theater directors ranging from Hans Neuenfels and Claus Guth to Ole Anders Tandberg, whose recent staging of “Carmen” had more viscera on the stage than verismo. Curiously, the extant production of “La Traviata” by the former Deutsche Oper Intendant Götz Friedrich, dating back to 1999, is surprisingly uncontroversial. In his programme notes Friedrich avers that despite silly socialites simulating palm-reading…
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Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017-18 Review – Rigoletto: Zeljko Lucic To The Rescue In Muddled Jan Bosse Production
The Deutsche Oper Berlin had a problem for its final presentation of "Rigoletto" on Thursday night. The baritone Markus Bruck was forced to cancel around noon that day from his scheduled appearance in the title role. Fortunately, the company had a tremendous solution at hand. The Serbian baritone Zeljko Lucic was available since he was present to perform in "Nabucco" later over the weekend. And it was Lucic who saved…
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Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017-18 Review – Un Ballo in Maschera: Anja Harteros Shines Brightest At The Ball
The scene is set: a masked ball, set into the morning audience of King Gustavo III of Sweden - scarlet taffeta capes and gowns, coal-black hats and boots, creme and black masks. Donald Runnicles’, Music Director of the Deutscher Oper Berlin, lifts his baton with the brisk and lively overture to Verdi’s "Un Ballo In Maschera" and the curtain rises. Gótz Friederich’s production promises vitality and originality. And sure enough,…
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Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017-18 Review – Carmen: Clémentine Margaine & Charles Castronovo Gutted By Director Obsessed With Human Organs & Vivisections
Many opera directors today fall onto a particular idée fixe and refuse to let it go, no matter what dramaturgical or textual incongruities ensue. Vera Nemirova’s fazzoletto-laden “Otello” in Bucharest, Hans Neuenfels’ laboratory rats “Lohengrin” in Bayreuth or Krzysztof Warlikowski’s “Brokeback Mountain” “Eugene Onegin” in Munich immediately spring to mind. Joining the ignominious list is Norwegian theatre director, Ole Anders Tandberg’s new production of "Carmen" for the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Instead…
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Deutsche Oper Berlin Cancels Performances
The Deutsche Oper Berlin was forced to shut down after the stage was flooded. Per reports, faulty sprinklers were at the root of the problem, ending any hopes audiences had of seeing Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” take the stage. The flooding reportedly took place on Christmas Eve. The company also had to shut down its performance of “The Barber of Seville” on Tuesday, per the company’s Facebook page and it looks…
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Weekend Preview – International (9/15-17): Irina Lungu and Lawrence Brownlee Headline Liceu’s Opening Night
This weekend, a number of productions continue runs all over the world with many of the biggest stars singing. Check out what companies have to offer. Austria  At the Vienna State Opera, Carlos Álvarez and Dorothea Röschmann continue their run of "Le Nozze di Figaro" on Friday while on Sunday audiences get another chance at "Chowanschtschina" with Ferruccio Furlanetto. On Saturday, however, "Salome" will be shown with Gun-Brit Barkmin and Zeljko Lučić.…
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What the Big Stars Are Up To At Deutsche Oper Berlin For 2017-18 Season
The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced its 2017-18 season, a showcase of a whopping 35 operas featuring the biggest stars in the world. The season will kick off with Verdi’s “La Traviata” on August 30, 2017, in a production by Götz Friedrich. The diverse casts will showcase Olga Peretyatko, Maria Agresta, Salome Jicia, Benjamin Bernheim and Leo Nucci among others. Rare Operas Get a Look As is to be expected…