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Leipzig Opera

Leipzig Opera is a German opera company and opera house established in 1693, when the first opera house was dedicated on 8 May. Telemann was director of many of the company's early productions. In 1766 the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra began its relationship as Leipzig Opera's opera orchestra. The current opera house dates from 1960. General music directors have included Arthur Nikisch, Gustav Mahler, Lothar Zagrosek, Michael Jurowski and Riccardo Chailly.

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A selection of M&V articles about Leipzig Opera

Ensemble. Sex and Blood in Jerusalem - Giuseppe Pennisi reports on the new production of 'Salome' in Leipzig

Ensemble. Women's Voices - 'Die Frau ohne Schatten' at the Strauss Festival in Leipzig, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. A Bitter-sweet Lyric Comedy - 'Arabella' from Festival Strauss in Leipzig, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Versatility and Intelligence - Balázs Kovalik's new production of 'Die Frau Ohne Schatten' at Opera Leipzig fascinates Roderic Dunnett


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