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Carmen review: “opera as it should be”

in Opera/What's on

“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’ contradicting each other, depend on your personal taste.”

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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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Who’s afraid of the Black Spider?

in Music/Theater
The Secret of the Black Spider, Green Hunter (Lina Daniel), Christine (Helen Fekade) © Kirsten Nijhof
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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Michael Chu: Never give up on love

in Concerts/Culture / Entertainment/Stage
Michael Chu. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
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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Tannhäuser’s ups and downs at the Oper

in Opera/What's on
Premiere 17.03.2018 // Tannhäuser (Burkhard Fritz), Kathrin Göring (Venus) © Tom Schulze
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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