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  • 08.02.2016 - Anna Netrebko gives a "spellbinding" portrayal of Leonora in Paris

  • "Anna Netrebko’s career as a Verdi soprano continues to soar. She has sung the role of Leonora in Berlin, Salzburg and New York and has it completely under her skin. Her lower register – flecked with mezzo tints – is luscious, especially evident in “Tacea la notte placida”. She has largely tamed her coloratura to deliver cabalettas stylishly. Netrebko’s exquisite diminuendos and arching phrases shaped a tremendous “D’amor...

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  • 07.02.2016 - Ildar Abdrazakov receives critical acclaim as Don Basilio in 'Il barbiere di Siviglia'

  • "However, to hand out an award for comedy, it will go to Ildar Abdrazakov, unbridled as Don Basilio, visibly happy to frolic in a role that allows him to give free rein to his imagination while satisfying his natural inclination for singing Rossini." {S'il faut cependant décerner une palme drolatique, elle reviendra à Ildar Abdrazakov, Don Basilio déchaîné, visiblement heureux de s'ébattre dans un rôle qui lui permet de...

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  • 07.02.2016 - Claus Guth's 'Figaro' at COC "illuminates the score's psychological depth"

  • "Guth turns what in traditional productions can too often come across as cartoonish cyphers into complex, three-dimensional and often flawed characters. Rather than imposing a concept on Mozart, Guth illuminates the score’s psychological depth." Michael Crabb - The Star "The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has dipped into the closet of German opera director Claus Guth and plucked out his 10-year-old interpretation of “Figaro” (which premiered on February...

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  • 07.02.2016 - Critical acclaim for Mojca Erdmann in ‘South Pole’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • Mojca Erdmann’s performance as the Landlady in the world premiere of South Pole at Bayerische Staatsoper has received high praise from the international press. Remaining performances of this not-to-be-missed production take place February 9 & 11. “. . . and soprano Mojca Erdmann’s crystalline singing to the icy heights (Landlady) added more colors.” {. . . und der bis in eisige Höhen kristallin singenden Sopranistin Mojca Erdmann...

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  • 06.02.2016 - Critical acclaim for Kate Lindsey's portrayal of Lazuli in 'L'Etoile'

  • "The one performance with authentic star quality is that of American mezzo Kate Lindsey; she gives the young male pedlar Lazuli plenty of sex appeal, and sings with easy and mesmerising charm." George Hall - The Stage "It’s the accomplished American mezzo Kate Lindsey, however, who’s truly the star of this L’Etoile." Barry Millington - Evening Standard "It is Lindsey, though, who shoulders the beast, and she does so in style. As the pedlar Lazuli, yet...

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  • 29.01.2016 - Mojca Erdmann stars in Miroslav Srnka’s South Pole, opening January 31

  • The Bayerische Staatsoper presents the world premiere of Miroslav Srnka’s South Pole, which chronicles the competing Antarctic expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen. Mojca Erdmann performs the role of Landlady, the love interest of Amundsen, sung by Thomas Hampson. Kirill Petrenko conducts the new production, which also features Rolando Villazón as Scott and Tara Erraught as Kathleen Scott. South Pole premieres on January...

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