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Rattle and Hun

Rattle and Hun Sir Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic, Staatsoper, Unter Den Linden, Berlin, December 2017: Stravinsky, Petrushka, Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 3 in A minor. Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by François-Xavier Roth, Konzerthauss, Berlin. Reviewed by TONY COOPER Sergei Rachmaninov wrote his Third Symphony in 1936, … Continue reading

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Der Ring des Nibelungen

Der Ring des Nibelungen Bayreuth Festival, Germany, August 2016. Director Frank Castorf, conducted by Marek Janowski, reviewed by Tony Cooper Berlin-based, avant-garde theatre director Frank Castorf arrived on the Green Hill in 2013, making his Bayreuth début with the Ring … Continue reading

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Der fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer Der fliegende Holländer, Bayreuth Festival, Germany, August 2016. Director Jan Philipp Gloger, conducted by Axel Kober, reviewed by Tony Cooper Wagner’s first mature opera written in 1841, Der fliegende Holländer, was directed with great flair and imagination by the … Continue reading

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Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde Tristan und Isolde, Bayreuth Festival, Germany, August 2016. Director Katharina Wagner, conducted by Christian Thielemann, reviewed by Tony Cooper This production of Tristan und Isolde by Katharina Wagner first saw the light of day last year, immediately … Continue reading

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Parsifal, Bayreuth Festival

Parsifal, Bayreuth Festival Parsifal, Bayreuth Festival, Germany, August 2016. Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg, conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, reviewed by TONY COOPER Specifically written for the Festspielhaus, Parsifal was Wagner’s final work completed in January 1882 and was first seen in … Continue reading

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Der Ring des Nibelungen

Der Ring des Nibelungen Der Ring des Nibelungen: Richard Wagner, Staatsoper Berlin (Schiller Theatre), June 2016. Director Guy Cassiers, Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Reviewed by Tony Cooper  The scale of The Ring (the scenario mainly sourced from Norse … Continue reading

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Tristan and Isolde

Tristan and Isolde Tristan and Isolde, Richard Wagner, English National Opera, London Coliseum, 9th June 2016. Director Daniel Kramer, English National Opera, Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner. Reviewed by Tony Cooper Daniel Kramer, the dynamic and controversial American-born director (recently … Continue reading

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Pleasure

Pleasure Pleasure, Mark Simpson, Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk, May 2016. Director Tim Albery, Psappha conducted by Nicholas Kok, reviewed by Tony Cooper A co-commission and co-production between Aldeburgh Music, Opera North and the Royal Opera, this well-constructed … Continue reading

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Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier Der Rosenkavalier, Richard Strauss, Deutsche Oper Berlin, April 2016. Director Götz Friedrich, Das Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin conducted by Ulf Schirmer. Reviewed by Tony Cooper First performed in January 1911 at the Königliches Opernhaus (predecessor of Semperoper), … Continue reading

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Die Liebe der Danae

Die Liebe der Danae Die Liebe der Danae, Richard Strauss, Deutsche Oper Berlin, April 2016. Director Kirsten Harms, Das Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin conducted by Sebastian Weigle. Reviewed by Tony Cooper German soprano, Manuela Uhl – who delivered a … Continue reading

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