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  • 01.05.2016 - Critical acclaim for Yusif Eyvazov's house debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 'Turandot'

  • "And Eyvazov's not just sensitively guided, but bright, heldischem Tenor particularly impressed with its boldness that leads him twice without impairment to a high C." {An Eyvazovs nicht eben sensibel geführtem, aber frischem, heldischem Tenor beeindruckt vor allem die Unerschrockenheit, die ihn zweimal ohne Beeinträchtigung bis zum hohen C führt.} Wilhelm Sinkovicz - Die Presse

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  • 01.05.2016 - Piotr Beczała makes role debut as 'Lohengrin' this month in Dresden

  • Piotr Beczała sings his first-ever Wagner role this month, as the title role in 'Lohengrin' at Dresden's Semperoper, from May 19 through 29. This Christine Mielitz created production, conducted by Christian Thielemann, reunites Piotr with acclaimed soprano Anna Netrebko, also making her Wagner debut as Elsa.

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  • 01.05.2016 - Critical acclaim for Pumeza Matshikiza and Josh Groban in Concert

  • "Next to join Groban on stage was locally-born Pumeza Matshikiza. Together they performed a beautifully emotive rendition of All I Ask Of You – definitely one of the highlights of the evening. Matshikiza then went on to perform a solo and succeeded in blowing the audience away with her powerful voice. Groban welcomed her back on stage later in the show to perform If I Loved You." Angie White - Biz Community (SA)

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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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