Opera

Carmen review: “opera as it should be”

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"If you don’t usually go to the opera and want to give it a try, go and see Carmen in Leipzig [for] what 'opera' – that peculiar mix of literature, theatre and music – can and should accomplish. However, if you’re an expert, whether or not you'll appreciate the show will, as illustrated by the critics’

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Lulu opera: a classical musician’s review

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"If you happen to open a piano-vocal score of Lulu, it looks like a vengeful composer threw up random spots of black onto the musical staff, tied some rhythms to it, and called it a day. And yet... it sounds like glorious music."

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Lulu opera: a female artist’s perspective

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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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Jeffery Krueger: US-born, German-made

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

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When opera orders a beer at the bar

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Opera on Tap, a non-profit run by aspiring artists, has come to Leipzig to drag opera out of the house for a night on the town. The next show is 23 May at Beyerhaus.

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Tannhäuser’s ups and downs at the Oper

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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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