Operas

Dutch National Opera: The Queen of Spades

Tchaikovsky – THE QUEEN OF SPADES

‘What is life? A game!’ Renowned director Stefan Herheim directs Tchaikovsky’s much-loved opera about a young man who, for the prospect of earthly wealth, gambles away his chance for love and happiness.

Latvian National Opera: Macbeth

Verdi – MACBETH

Thought is the most powerful weapon. Verdi’s first Shakespearean opera is a parable on political immorality – and a revolution of the then-existing opera conventions. Macbeth is a man who sees what he wants to see. His world isn’t ruled by tyrants, but by ideas.

Oper Stuttgart: Reigen

Boesmans - REIGEN

Ten more or less erotic encounters – from all walks of life. Celebrating the composer’s 80th birthday, Oper Stuttgart presents Philippe Boesmans’ REIGEN, based on Arthur Schnitzler’s play LA RONDE.  As at the premiere in 1993, the performance is conducted by Sylvain Cambreling.

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Puccini – MANON LESCAUT

Youthful vitality characterises Puccini’s sumptuous, richly-coloured score. Asmik Grigorian leads an exceptional cast in the title role of MANON LESCAUT in the new production from Latvian National Opera.

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Wagner - PARSIFAL

Richard Wagner’s last and most enigmatic opera PARSIFAL takes its hero on a quest which leads from the mysterious but decaying community of the Grail, through sexual awakening in Klingsor’s magic garden, towards transformation of the soul and rebirth of the devastated land.

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Wagner – THE VALKYRIE

Genius creator of the most extensive work in the history of opera, Wagner made his mighty ‘RING’ in a world where man exists alongside dwarfs, giants and gods. Director, Pierre Audi offers a simple but yet ingenious look on the fatal love story between Siegmund and Sieglinde.

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Tchaikovsky - YEVGENIY ONEGIN

Immortal melodies and heart-rending drama combine to open a window into the Russian soul. The first night, taken live from Komische Oper Berlin of Barrie Kosky’s eagerly-awaited new staging of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera, promises a memorable occasion. ...

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Bizet - CARMEN

Who is more alluring than Carmen, the dangerous gypsy heroine recklessly playing with the fate of her victims, and her own?  Add the spectacle of tavern life and, above all, Bizet’s unforgettable tunes and piquant orchestration.  How to resist such a package?...

Den Norske Opera og Ballett: Die Zauberflöte

Mozart – THE MAGIC FLUTE

Be prepared to see Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE transported to another galaxy by critically acclaimed theatre director Alexander Mørk-Eidem. Discover a fantastic universe of beautiful princesses, strange creatures, wonderful humour, magic and mischief.