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Lulu opera: a classical musician’s review

in O & P Highlights/Opera

“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

in O & P Highlights/Opera
Lulu Premiere 16.06.2018: Rebecca Nelsen, Patrick Vogel. (Photo © Tom Schulze)
Lulu Premiere 16.06.2018: Rebecca Nelsen, Patrick Vogel. (Photo © 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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Mario Schröder’s Swan Lake: mirror of us

in Culture / Entertainment/Dance/O & P Highlights
Swan Lake Premiere 06.05.2018 // Urania Lobo Garcia © Ida Zenna

Mario Schröder’s Swan Lake is pretty, dark and, most of all, real. Hurry. It’s sure to sell out.

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Schröder, Bach, Luther and me

in O & P Highlights/Stage
In celebration of Martin Luther's reformation Mario Schröder has choreographed Bach Johannes Passion.
St. John Passion Premiere 27.10.2017 // Erzähler (Yan Leiva) und Erzähler (Anna Jo) © Ida Zenna

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s reformation, Mario Schröder has choreographed Bach’s Johannes Passion and it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

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Peter Krauskopf: STRUKTUR at G2

in Arts/O & P Highlights
detail of painting at Peter Krauskopf's STRUKTUR at G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, photo maeshelle west-davies

Peter Krauskopf broke the HGB mould by choosing abstraction over realism. The result is a vibrant state of positive flux that leaves a pleasant taste in your mouth.

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Don Carlo from Verdi: ascent into madness?

in O & P Highlights/Opera/Reviews
Don Carlo Premiere 30.09.2017 // Don Carlo (Gaston Rivero) © Kirsten Nijhof

Verdi’s Don Carlo to play twice again this month at Oper Leipzig.

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