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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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When opera orders a beer at the bar

in Opera/What's on by
Natasha and Juan, co-managers of Opera on Tap Leipzig. (Photo © Rico Molaro)

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

in Opera/What's on by
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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Notenspur: unlocking Leipzig’s musical treasures

in Music/My Leipzig by
Following the Notenspur. (Photo: Andreas Schmidt, courtesy of Notenspur)

The beauty of the project is that it can be actively enjoyed, with not only the sight and intellectual senses being awakened, but with the possibility of hearing music samples at each location, or imagining the songbird in a Leipzig park which inspired one of Mahler’s melodies.

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Don Juan and Mozart: the pleasure and pain of love

in Arts/Dance/O & P Highlights by

Malandain’s choreography is grounded in elegant tradition while completely in touch with today. See it 12 May.

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Edmund de Waal: personal history through objects

in History/Literature/Reviews by

A personal memoir with all the elements I like; family, travelogue and art manual.

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