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Bayerische Staatsoper 2017-18 Review: Parsifal
"Parsifal. Parsifal." Real? Dreamed? Which? In the opening of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernfest 2018, we couldn’t tell. The new production by Pierre Audi and Georg Baselitz, which featured Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Christian Gerhahar, Nina Stemme, Wolfgang Koch, and conductor Kirill Petrenko, took us to a world far-beyond the drizzly night outside the doors, and watched a human and sacred tale that raised similar questions. Set in a nameless wood,…
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Bayerische Staatsoper 2017-18 Live Stream: Jonas Kaufmann Leads Starry Cast in ‘Parsifal’
The Bayerische Staatsoper will live stream its new production of Wagner’s “Parsifal” on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The production, directed by Pierre Audi, will be led by Music director Kirill Petrenko and star Jonas Kaufmann, Christian Gerhaher, René Pape, Wolfgang Koch, and Nina Stemme. The stream kicks off at 5 p.m. local time. That’s around 12 p.m. EDT and 9 a.m. PST for the start time. This is the last…
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Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/29-7/1): Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Star-Studded Weekend
It's a star-studded weekend. Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Angela Gheorghiu, and many others perform around the world. Here is a look at what you cannot miss this weekend. Nabucco - Prague National Theatre, Czech Republic Jose Cura directs a new production of Verdi's early work with Anda-Louise Bogza in the role of Abigaille and Miguelangelo Cavalcanti in the title role. Andreas Sebastian Weiser conducts the new production. Il Viaggio a…
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CD / DVD Releases – Week of April 2: Marina Rebeka & Johan Botha Lead New Releases
This week, three interesting releases will be seen in the market. The first is from a rarely performed Verdi opera, then comes a one-act opera by Puccini, and finally, there will be a CD exploring French baroque opera. Here is a look! Luisa Miller  Marina Rebeka continues her Artist in Residence with the Muncher Rundfunkorchester in the title role of Verdi's "Luisa Miller." The new recording, which was captured from…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (3/23-25): Anja Harteros & Joseph Calleja Headline New Productions
Let the Holiday season begin as many of the world's festivals begin their Easter celebrations. Here is a breakdown of the performances you should see this weekend. Tosca - Salzburg East Festival, Austria  The Easter Festival begins in Salzburg with a new production of "Tosca" starring the extraordinary Anja Harteros alongside Aleksandrs Antonenko and Ludovic Tézier. Christian Thielemann conducts the new production, which will be directed by Michael Sturminger. The production opens…
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Artist Of The Week: Wolfgang Koch Celebrate’s ‘Dantons Tod’s’ 100th Anniversary
Wolfgang Koch is one of today’s leading baritones who has mastered many of the great German roles by Wagner and Strauss. He has performed all over the world and has also become well known for his interpretation of Wotan in Wagner's "The Ring Cycle." This week, he adds another role to his repertoire in an unknown modern masterpiece. Koch will sing the role of George Danton in the modern opera…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: ‘Dantons Tod’ Makes Rare Appearance
Gottfried von Einem’s “Dantons Tod” will be showcased on Vienna State Opera’s live stream service on March 24, 2018. The rare work will feature Wolfgang Koch, Herbert Lippert, Jörg Schneider, Thomas Ebenstein, and Olga Bezsmertna under the musical direction of Susanna Malkki. The new production will be directed by Josef Ernst Köpplinger. The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time and is slated to run until around 9:30 p.m.…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Kampe & Anja Harteros Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2018-19 Season
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include eight new productions and a number of revival productions. The season will also include a number of concert performances as well as recitals in the company's summer festival. Here is a look at all the operatic events. New Productions  Amélie Niermeyer directs a new production of Verdi's "Otello" with music director Kirill Petrenko conducting. Jonas Kaufmann stars in…
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Roberto Alagna, Elina Garanca & Camilla Nylund Headline The Vienna State Opera’s 6 New Productions
The Vienna State Opera has announced its 2017-18 Season with six new productions. The company will showcase a new production of Prokofiev's "Der Spieler" with Elena Maximova and Linda Watson. The production will be conducted by Simone Young and directed by Karoline Gruber, with the opening night on Oct. 4. Willy Decker directs a new production of Berg's "Lulu" with Agneta Eichenholz and Bo Skovhus. Angela Denoke and Franz Grundheber…