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  • 30.04.2016 - "A highly theatrical and moving spectacle" - Claus Guth's new staging of 'Rigoletto' in Paris

  • "A highly theatrical and moving spectacle, as Giuseppe Verdi wanted and public triumph . . . In this production, Rigoletto opens a Pandora's box to find there the shadows of its past, still alive." {Un spectacle hautement théâtral et émouvant, comme le souhaitait Giuseppe Verdi et triomphe du public . . . Dans cette production, Rigoletto ouvre une boîte de Pandore pour y retrouver les ombres de son passé, toujours...

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  • 29.04.2016 - Rolando sings first performances of Martinu’s Juliette in Berlin

  • The coming month sees Rolando Villazón in a new production of Martinu’s Juliette, staged by the Berlin Staatsoper in the Schiller Theater. In a production helmed by Claus Guth and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, Rolando makes his role debut as Michel in the Czech composer’s lyrical work, based on the French play Juliette, or The Key of Dreams. Rolando stars opposite Magdalena Kozena in the title role. The production premieres on May...

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  • 25.04.2016 - Thomas Hampson gives a “magnificent” performance of Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ with the NY Phil and Alan Gilbert

  • “Hampson was at his plain-spoken best, close to conversational, the phrases nearly free, completely transparent to meaning, and clearly involved in all the instrumental passages. His delivery of “Die Welt schlaft ein!” in “Der Abschied” was like centuries of great poetry captured in a single breath.” George Grella – New York Classical Review “The soloists here were the busy Wagnerian tenor Stefan Vinke and the...

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  • 24.04.2016 - Yusif Eyvazov debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper this week as Calaf in new production of 'Turandot'

  • Yusif Eyvazov makes his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper this week, singing Calaf in a new production of Puccini's Turandot.  Performances take place April 28 and May 1, 5, 8 & 12 in a new production both staged and designed by acclaimed director Marco Arturo Marelli. Gustavo Dudamel conducts these performances, which also feature Lise Lindstrom in the title role and Anita Hartig as Liù.

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  • 24.04.2016 - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 Season, starring Kate Lindsey as Dorabella in 'Così fan tutte'

  • The 68th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present an international roster of artists in six major vocal productions plus an opera-in-concert from June 30 - July 20. New Festival productions this year are Mozart's Cosi fan tutte directed by Christophe Honoré and conducted by Louis Langrée with the Freiburger Barockorchester; Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande led by...

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  • 24.04.2016 - Anna Netrebko stars in 'Lohengrin' live broadcast on May 22

  • Richard Wagners Oper "Lohengrin" wird am Sonntag, dem 22. Mai, live aus der Semperoper auf den Theaterplatz übertragen, unter der musikalischen Leitung von Christian Thielemann und mit Anna Netrebko als Elsa. Richard Wagners Oper »Lohengrin« wird am Sonntag, 22. Mai, live auf den Theaterplatz übertragen – unter der musikalischen Leitung von Christian Thielemann, Chefdirigent der Sächsischen Staatskapelle, und mit Anna Netrebko als...

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