Forty years on, Patrice Chéreau’s Bayreuth Die Walküre is just an upstairs, downstairs, costume drama

GermanyGermany Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Pierre Boulez (conductor). Filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1980 and reviewed on DG Stage on 26.8.2020. (JPr)

Patrice Chéreau’s Die Walküre final scene

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Kathleen Battle sparkles in a 1988 Il barbiere di Siviglia from the Met

United StatesUnited States Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera / Ralf Weikert (conductor). Performance of 3.12.1988 reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 22.8.2020. (RP)

Leo Nucci (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Rosina)
© Metropolitan Opera

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A vintage Un ballo in maschera from the Met offers thrilling voices and lavish sets

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Performance of 26.1.1991, reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 20.8.2020. (RP)

Luciano Pavarotti (Gustavo) © Met Opera Archives

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Barrie Kosky’s busy production meets Philippe Jordan’s meticulous conducting: Bayreuth’s current Die Meistersinger

GermanyGermany Wagner, Der Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Philippe Jordan (conductor). 2017 performance from the Bayreuth Festspielhaus and reviewed as a live stream on DG Stage, 19.8.2020. (CC)

Barrie Kosky’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Act I © Enrico Nawrath

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Cow-pig at the New York Stock Exchange: Castorf’s Götterdämmerung on DG Stage from Bayreuth

GermanyGermany Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra / Marek Janowski (conductor). 2016 performance from the Bayreuth Festspielhaus and reviewed when streamed for 48 hours on DG Stage. (CC)

2016’s Bayreuth Festival’s Götterdämmerung (c) Enrico Nawrath

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The opportunity to see and hear Connolly’s Fricka and Ventris’s Siegmund in Castorf’s Die Walküre is unmissable

GermanyGermany Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra / Marek Janowski (conductor). 2016 performance from the Bayreuth Festspielhaus and reviewed when streamed on DG Stage. (CC)

Frank Castorf’s Die Walküre (c) Enrico Nawrath

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