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  • 30.05.2016 - Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni present “No Tenors Allowed” Gala Concert at the Theater Wolfsburg

  • Thomas Hampson and his son-in-law, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, bring their world renowned “No Tenors Allowed” programme to the Theater Wolfsburg on June 4. This greatly anticipated Gala Concert, with accompaniment from pianist Christian Koch, is a centerpiece of the Theater’s 100th Anniversary celebration and the Soli Deo Gloria Festival. Hampson and Pisaroni will perform famous operatic duets and arias...

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  • 29.05.2016 - Critical acclaim for Rolando Villazón's performance in "Juliette"

  • "This evening is a triumph for Rolando Villazón . . . With his enormous stage presence the Mexican tenor has always been noticed - but so radical, so touching as now in Bohuslav Martinu's "Juliette" at the Berlin State Opera we could not even have known his acting potential." {Dieser Abend ist ein Triumph für Rolando Villazon . . . Mit seiner enormen Bühnenpräsenz hat der Mexikaner ja schon immer gepunktet – so radikal aber, so...

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  • 29.05.2016 - Piotr Beczała sings title role in Berlioz' 'La damnation de Faust' in Berlin

  • Piotr Beczała will sing the title role in Berlioz' spectacular La damnation de Faust on June 25 & 26, in concert with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. The cast also features Ildebrando D‘Arcangelo (Méphistophélès), José Fardilha (Brander), and Agunda Kulaeva (Marguerite), with conductor Tugan Sokhiev leading from the podium.

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  • 29.05.2016 - Additional acclaim for Radvanovsky's 'Tosca' in Munich

  • "The title role of “Tosca” is one of Sondra Radvanovsky’s signature roles. It is a role to which her dramatic instincts and her large and expressive voice, with its gleaming top and secure lower register, are suited perfectly. Her Vissi d’arte was indeed a expression of the artistic excellence of a true diva (applying to both the character and the artist who makes the character real.) From her first entrance in the church...

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  • 29.05.2016 - Claus Guth stages a "compelling and brilliantly transformed" production of 'Juliette' in Berlin

  • "Claus Guth sets his production of Martinu's opera "Juliette" in psychology. He understands the surreal action of the play as a horror trip in the jungle of a traumatized unconscious - and offers a compelling and to the details brilliantly converted interpretation." {Claus Guth setzt mit seiner Inszenierung von Martinus Oper "Juliette" auf die Psychologie. Er begreift die surreale Handlung des Stückes als einen Horror-Trip in den Dschungel eines traumatisierten...

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  • 29.05.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza: Arias CD review – huge personality

  • "The South African lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza, now enjoying an international reputation, has versatility, range and huge personality. Her voice is rich without heaviness, capable of teasing lightness and flexibility, as the selection here demonstrates. She opens with a tender Si, mi chiamano Mimi from Puccini’s La bohème (Mimi is one of her signature roles) and travels via Hahn, Fauré and Ravel back to Mozart, Gluck and, in an...

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