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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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Jeffery Krueger: US-born, German-made

in Opera/Philosophies
Die Piraten (MuKo), featuring Jeffery Krueger in 2016-17. Photo © Tom Schulze
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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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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Rossini’s unmissable ball

in Opera/Stage
Rossini's La Cenerentola at Leipzig Oper, photo by Kirsten Nijhof

La Cenerentola at Oper Leipzig: formidable flood of a music which reflects the larger-than-life personality of Rossini.

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