Thielemann’s translucent conducting makes more of Vienna’s confusing new Lohengrin than it deserves

AustriaAustria Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Tiziano Mancini) from the Vienna State Opera, 5.5.2024. (JPr)

Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito’s new Vienna Lohengrin © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Sir David Pountney’s Guillaume Tell still hits the target in Vienna

AustriaAustria Rossini, Guillaume Tell (William Tell): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Bertrand de Billy (conductor). Transmitted live (directed by Dominic Zepczynski) from the Vienna State Opera, 16.3.2024. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s Guillaume Tell © Michael Pöhn/Weiner Staatsoper

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An excellent 2023 cast puts the fizz back into Vienna State Opera’s venerable Die Fledermaus

AustriaAustria Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Simone Young (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from the Vienna State Opera, 31.12.2023. (JPr)

Hiroshi Amako (Alfred) and Camilla Nylund (Rosalinde) © WS/Michael Pöhn

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Netrebko and Guerrero impress in an eye-watering revival of Carsen’s Vienna Manon Lescaut

AustriaAustria Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Jader Bignamini (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Anna Gettel) from Vienna State Opera on 8.11.2023. (JPr)

Robert Carsen’s Manon Lescaut Act II © Wiener Staatsoper

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