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Dreigroschenoper at Theater an der Wien

Dreigroschenoper at Theater an der Wien

A shark with shiny teeth: Dreigroschenop­er at The­ater an der Wien Requir­ing trained opera singers to focus pri­mar­i­ly on act­ing and ask­ing actors to sing in a renowned opera house puts every­one out of their com­fort zone, which is not nec­es­sar­i­ly a bad thing. READ MORE

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Peter Grimes at Theater an der Wien

Peter Grimes at Theater an der Wien

Force­ful Peter Grimes a must-see at The­ater an der Wien Though cer­tain­ly not the most heart­warm­ing of tales this Christ­mas sea­son, this is a pro­duc­tion one shouldn’t miss. READ MORE

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Milhaud’s La mère coupable at TAW

Milhaud’s La mère coupable at TAW

A tan­gled knot: Milhaud’s La mère coupable at The­ater an der Wien I have no objec­tion per se with naked women bathing in blood, mas­tur­bat­ing to cru­ci­fix­es or being fla­gel­lat­ed by priests in con­fes­sion­al booths, but only if it some­how aids under­stand­ing of the sto­ry READ MORE

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A different Barber: Paisiello conquers Vienna

A different Barber: Paisiello conquers Vienna

A dif­fer­ent trip to the Bar­ber: Paisiel­lo con­quers Vien­na again at The­ater an der Wien Not the Bar­bi­ere you might have been expect­ing if you hadn’t paid atten­tion to the small print at the The­ater an der Wien… READ MORE

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Staged Messiah at Theater an der Wien

Staged Messiah at Theater an der Wien

Blur­ring lines between speech, dance, and musi­cal forms; a staged Mes­si­ah at The­ater an der Wien The Step­ford wife, the doubt­ing priest, the guilt-rid­­den adul­ter­ess, the fam­i­ly black sheep and the out­st­ed, sui­ci­dal CEO:  sta­ples in tele­vi­sion dra­mas but sur­pris­ing finds in Han­del ora­to­rio. READ MORE

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Domingo makes Verdi's I due Foscari a must-see at TAW

Domingo makes Verdi's I due Foscari a must-see at TAW

Domin­go makes Verdi’s I due Fos­cari a must-see at The­ater an der Wien If you are going to see Verdi’s I due Fos­cari, this pro­duc­tion is like­ly the way to do it. Although this pro­duc­tion is by no means unflawed, there are sev­er­al rea­sons that it is a must-see for opera

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The airport as limbo: Schubert’s Lazarus and more at TAW

The airport as limbo: Schubert’s Lazarus and more at TAW

The air­port as lim­bo: Schubert’s Lazarus and more at The­ater an der Wien Schubert’s unfin­ished ora­to­rio Lazarus joined with oth­er inter­est­ing works by both Schu­bert and Charles Ives in a staged per­for­mance at the The­ater an der Wien, direct­ed by Claus Guth. Strong­ly cast, the musi­cal jux­ta­po­si­tion works bet­ter than the ora­to­rio

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Blood, mud, Mozart: Michieletto's Idomeneo at TAW

Blood, mud, Mozart: Michieletto's Idomeneo at TAW

Blood, mud, Mozart: Michieletto’s Idome­neo at The­ater an der Wien Come for the singing, enjoy the music and bring your sun­glass­es: this psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly charged Idome­neo at the The­ater an der Wien is not to be missed. Read full review…

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A Harlot's Progress debut at Theater an der Wien

A Harlot's Progress debut at Theater an der Wien

Iain Bell’s A Harlot’s Progress enjoys a strong debut at The­ater an der Wien British com­pos­er Iain Bell’s new opera A Harlot’s Progress enjoyed a very suc­cess­ful world pre­mière at the The­ater an der Wien this month. The opera, based on a series of paint­ings by William Hog­a­rth (who also paint­ed A

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