Opera in Germany.

I saw 4 operas while I was there.

“Eugene Onegin” at Staatsoper Berlin.

Villazon as Lensky with Freyer Ensemble

 

“Lear” at Frankfurt Oper.

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“Flying Dutchman” at Deutsche Oper Berlin.

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“Magic Flute” also in Frankfurt.

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For the most part it was evidence of stage directors and designers pushing the envelope and striving for new takes on some old stories. It definitely doesn’t all work – but the attempts are admirable. I love story as much as anyone, and sometimes these ‘concepts’ really seemed to get in the way of that, but I also wondered why we aren’t seeing this exciting level of experimentation on North American stages.

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Amiel

writer / director

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