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When opera orders a beer at the bar

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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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Gordon Raphael: rocking in the Noisy Chair

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Gordon Raphael © Ruby James

“Despite a career recording and producing household-name acts like The Strokes and Regina Spektor, ‘Sleep on the Radio’ is Gordon Raphael’s first full-length album, the first one with his songs and his name on the front cover.” (Interview & album review by Adam Carrington) Check out Gordon Raphael & the Half Full Flashes @ Leipzig’s Ilses Erika, Thu 10 May.

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Love and MuKo’s Count of Monte Cristo

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Der Graf von Monte Christo, MuKo, 06.04.2018 // Edmond Dantès (Marc Clear) und Mercédès (Marysol Ximenez-Carrillo) © Kirsten Nijhof

“From the moment one walks into Leipzig’s Musikalische Komödie (MuKo), the mood is set with crashing waves and a thundering drum roll for The Count of Monte Cristo.” Catch it this Saturday or Sunday for the last time this season.

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UBI Theatre: Grassroots Butterflies

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Blackmailing Butterflies UBI cast members. Photo © Zoe Classen

“That magic electricity the audience picks up on when performers are really in the zone – that was absent until the stronger and more experienced actors stepped up with big and brave performances that the whole group visibly took heart from.” – Review of UBI Theatre’s opening night performance of the musical comedy Blackmailing Butterflies.

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Tannhäuser’s ups and downs at the Oper

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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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Getting down with The Dawn Brothers

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“If you’re looking to get silly, press play and call your momma / Cos you’ll be stayin’ out late for a swampy revolution.” Review and photo gallery: The Dawn Brothers at So&So, Leipzig.

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