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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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‘Tis the season for Cinderella, Rossini style

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Perfect day after Boxing Day activity!

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Leipzigers discover Gilbert and Sullivan

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Photo of Frederick Hobbs, James Hay and Bertha Lewis in The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan, 1919. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Pirates of Penzance, playing at the Musikalische Komödie of Leipzig, features superb singing and acting of a British comic opera classic in German.

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Bayreuth: our personal pilgrimage for Wagner

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Welcome to the holy grail of festival tickets in Germany.

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Rossini’s unmissable ball

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La Cenerentola at Oper Leipzig: formidable flood of a music which reflects the larger-than-life personality of Rossini.

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