At the end of Stefan Herheim’s new Berlin Ring, Götterdämmerung wipes the slate clean

GermanyGermany Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, actors, Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Filmed (directed by Götz Filenius) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 and now available on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Okka von der Damerau (Waltraute) and Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Bernd Uhlig

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For Stefan Herheim’s Berlin Siegfried ‘The play’s the thing’ as Clay Hilley impresses in the title role

GermanyGermany Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, actors, Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Filmed (directed by Götz Filenius) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 and now available on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Iain Paterson (Wanderer) and Jordan Shanahan (Alberich) © Bernd Uhlig

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Stefan Herheim’s tide of humanity reimagines Das Rheingold and Die Walküre in Berlin

GermanyGermany Wagner, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre: Soloists, actors, Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Filmed (directed by Götz Filenius) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 and now available on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Das Rheingold © Bernd Uhlig

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Vincent Huguet’s admirably sung Berlin Don Giovanni has an air of missed opportunity

GermanyGermany Berlin Festtage [5] – Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Thomas Guggeis (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 17.4.2022. (MB)

Michael Volle (Don Giovanni). Peter Rose (Commendatore) and Riccardo Fassi (Leoporello) (c) Matthias Baus

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Superb musicianship at odds with a dire production of Le nozze di Figaro at the Berlin Festtage

GermanyGermany Berlin Festtage 2022 [3] – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 9.4.2022 (MB)

Elsa Dreisig (Countess Almaviva) (c) Matthias Baus

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