Calixto Bieito’s Vienna Tristan is Wagner, Richard, but not as we know it!

AustriaAustria Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Anna Gettel) from Vienna State Opera, 27.4.2022. (JPr)

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Martina Serafin (Isolde) © Michael Pöhn

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Lisette Oropesa seems unsurpassable in a strongly sung revival of Lucia di Lammermoor in Vienna

AustriaAustria Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Evelino Pidò (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jasmina Eleta) from Vienna State Opera, 24.4.2022. (JPr)

Benjamin Bernheim (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Michael Pöhn

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Thoughts for today but going back in time with Otto Schenk’s vintage Der Rosenkavalier at Vienna State Opera

AustriaAustria R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Dominik Kepczynski) from Vienna State Opera, 17.4.2022. (JPr)

Christina Bock (‘Mariandel’), Maria Bengtsson (Marschallin) and Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs)

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Simon Stone’s new thought-provoking retelling of Berg’s Wozzeck at Vienna State Opera

AustriaAustria Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Children’s Chorus, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna Stata / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from Vienna State Opera on 31.3.2022. (JPr)

Anja Kampe (Marie) & Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck) © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Asmik Grigorian stars in a revival of Robert Carsen’s shop till you drop Vienna Manon Lescaut

AustriaAustria Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Francesco Ivan Ciampa (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Domnik Kepczynski) from Vienna State Opera on 7.2.2022. (JPr)

Boris Pinkhasovich (Lescaut) and Asmik Grigorian (Manon) (c) Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Poehn

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Gergiev’s remarkable ensemble of singing-actors make Vienna’s The Queen of Spades revival still relevant

AustriaAustria Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Livestreamed from the Vienna State Opera (directed by Jasmina Eleta), 27.1.2022. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s The Queen of Spades Act II Scene 1 (c) Michael Poehn

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