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Daniel Url
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Charles Wuorinen, Brokeback Mountain - Salzburger Landestheater Premiere performance (Austrian premiere performance) 27th February Gerard Mortier had the idea of
taking the subject of Brokeback Mountain, which had already been produced as a
Hollywood movie ...

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Henry Purcell, Dido & Aeneas - Staatsoper im Schillertheater Berlin Performance 27th February When I saw the performance of Purcell's famous opera in combination with dance I thought that it was a brilliant idea to combine the different art forms in order t...

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Richard Wagner, Rienzi - Deutsche Oper Berlin Performance 26th February Another weekend in Berlin, another Wagner opera at the DOB. This time his early work Rienzi, which is a very special piece combining strong Italian and French influences, but also alrea...

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Richard Wagner, Die Walküre - Semperoper Dresden Performance 23rd February Dresden always had a close connection with Wagner. Not online did he himself work at the house, also several works composed by him premiered here. He called the orchestra his "Wunder...

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Giuseppe Verdi, Don Carlo - Semperoper Dresden Performance 18th February The first performance of the revival of Verdi's masterpiece at the Semperoper showed that Verdi definitely was the giant genius of Italian opera during the second half of the 19th cent...

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Richard Wagner, Lohengrin - Deutsche Oper Berlin Performance 14th February It is always difficult to stage Lohengrin due to its hilariously pathetic plot. Some parts really seem totally inappropriate and totally over the top. So it is quite hard to create a...

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Ludwig van Beethoven, Missa Solemnis - Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Semperoper Performance 13th February As every year since 1951 the Staatskapelle Dresden is dedicating one of their symphonic concerts to the victims of the bombardment on Dresden in fe...

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Ludwig van Beethoven, Fidelio - Bayerische
Staatsoper, Nationaltheater  Performance 10th February  Because the production of Fidelio at the Bavarian State Opera is more than
five years old, this review should not be focused on the staging or the
scenery, bu...

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Richard Strauss, Salome - Deutsche Oper Berlin Performance 6th February For the very first time I visited Germany's capital and one of the two big opera houses there. On the programme was Strauss' first really successful opera Salome. A piece that genuinely...

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Richard Wagner, Rienzi - Oper Leipzig Performance 31st January After a lovely night in Munich I travelled on to Leipzig to see Wagner's early work Rienzi, a marvelous example of french Grand opéra, just in German. This opera is definitely one of the reasons...
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