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Ensemble

Versatility and Intelligence

Balázs Kovalik's new production of
'Die Frau Ohne Schatten' at Opera Leipzig
fascinates RODERIC DUNNETT

 

Opera Leipzig has long been one of Germany's most creative, enterprising opera companies. A permanent Stadttheater was established in 1817, soon after Napoleon's defeat at the famous Völkerschlacht or Battle of the Nations of 1813; Marschner were among the early entrepreneur-directors, and more importantly, after the Neues Theater was established in 1865-7, Nikisch and Mahler. The present new building opened in 1960 on the same site, following wartime destruction.

Like other easterly venues — Dresden, East Berlin, Magdeburg, Schwerin — it flourished relatively with support from the former DDR government...

Copyright © 7 December 2014 Roderic Dunnett,
Coventry UK

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LEIPZIG OPERA

LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA

RICHARD STRAUSS

LEIPZIG

GERMANY

RICHARD WAGNER

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