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Tannhäuser’s ups and downs at the Oper

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Premiere 17.03.2018 // Tannhäuser (Burkhard Fritz), Kathrin Göring (Venus) © Tom Schulze

Though unimpressed with its Regietheater component, our classical music reviewer was largely impressed with the singing and recommends the opera as a good, accessible introduction to Wagner. Last performance of the season: 27 May at Oper Leipzig.

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MuKo: Mirko Mahr’s Alice im Wunderland

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Alice im Wunderland Premiere 23.03.2018 // Alice (Patricia Klages), Ensemble. (Photo: Ida Zenna)

Tip for the whole family this long weekend: “Trink mich!” and follow the White Rabbit to Musikalische Komödie. #ballet #Leipzig

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Webb: the sacred, the profane, the human

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What is sacred, profane and profoundly human in us all? (Photo: public domain)

“What I look for myself in the writers I most admire and enjoy is insight into the ways human beings can experience a sense of being drawn or pulled toward something beyond themselves, and how their response to that can raise them to becoming something more than they were or perhaps than they could even have imagined.” – Prof. Eugene Webb. Interview by Felipe Cherubin.

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LIS students shine in gangster comedy

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LIS cast taking a bow at Schaubühne Lindenfels. (Photo credit: Rebecca Markovitz, costume director and vocal coach for Bugsy Malone)

“You give a little love, and it all comes back to you.” Students and staff from Leipzig International School staged Bugsy Malone, a gangster comedy with an international twist, at Schaubühne Lindenfels – earning a rave review from our guest contributor.

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Closer: a play of four extremes

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English Theatre Leipzig flyer for their production of "Closer," on at Neues Schauspiel 19-20 January.

Marber’s play is more than a mere comedy of sexual juxtapositions, as it captures the merciless flair engulfed between the sexes. Check out the local production of “Closer” by English Theatre Leipzig next Friday and Saturday.

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euro-scene: Excavating Oskar Schlemmer

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“For someone like me, an artist who studied interior design and uses movement as one of her mediums, to see The Triadic Ballet come to life was truly a treasure. It was something I never thought I’d experience. “

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