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Lulu opera: a female artist’s perspective

in O & P Highlights/Opera by
Lulu Premiere 16.06.2018 // Rebecca Nelsen (Lulu), Patrick Vogel (the artist) © Tom Schulze

In the first of a two-part piece, maeshelle west-davies and Christopher Lade go see Lulu. She speaks up first. Will they agree or agree to disagree?

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Questioning the “higher female calling”

in Dance by
Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi. Photo courtesy of Lofft

In 1.7, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi shows us the broken child, she shows us the broken vessel, which she is gluing piece by piece with molten gold. #LOFFT #Leipzig

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A lady, a piano & the classical music “cage”

in Classical music/Reviews by
The Mendelssohn-Saal at Gewandhaus before the Ntokou piano recital’s beginning, 5 May, 2018. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

With classical musicians held to such strict rules and standards today, we may want to choose to simply sit back, relax and not pick apart minute details of their concerts – since, according to our reviewer, they’ll almost certainly be good anyway.

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Who’s afraid of the Black Spider?

in Music/Theater by
The Secret of the Black Spider, Green Hunter (Lina Daniel), Christine (Helen Fekade) © Kirsten Nijhof

Review: The children’s opera “The Secret of the Black Spider” is scary enough for the kids without boring the adults.

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Jeffery Krueger: US-born, German-made

in Opera/Philosophies by
Die Piraten (MuKo), featuring Jeffery Krueger in 2016-17. Photo © Tom Schulze

Opera singer Jeffery Krueger’s journey from the American heartland to the German stage.

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Michael Chu: Never give up on love

in Concerts/Culture / Entertainment/Stage by
Michael Chu. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

When Michael found himself in the elevator with the right guy at Oper Leipzig, he thought he’d take a shot and told him he had written a song cycle. As he continued his pitch, it took a while for him to realize the answer had been “yes.”

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