Gary McCann, Der Freischütz | Directed by C. Räth | Photo © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH / Michael Pöhn

Gary McCann, Der Freischütz

In Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz, the young protagonist Max, under pressure to win the hand of Agathe, enters into a pact with Samiel, the Devil. In the...
Mariko Mori, Madama Butterfly | Staged by Àlex Rigola | Photo © Michele Crosera

Mariko Mori, Madama Butterfly

This 2013 production of Teatro La Fenice was conceived in collaboration with the Venice Biennale. Internationally acclaimed artist Mariko Mori designed the sets and costumes. The set is an empty white...
Gary McCann, La Clemenza di Tito | Staged by F. Ceresa | Photo © Alan Humerose

Gary McCann, La Clemenza di Tito

This new production of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito directed by Fabio Ceresa with sets designed by Gary McCann premiered at the Opéra de Lausanne on March 18. The design combines...
Marina Abramović, Pelléas et Mélisande | Dir. / Chor. S. L. Cherkaoui & D. Jalet | Photo © Rahi Rezvani

Marina Abramović, Pelléas et Mélisande

To celebrate the centenary of Claude Debussy's death this year, Opera Vlaanderen brings to the stage a new production of Debussy's only completed opera, Pelléas et Mélisande. The set design...
Christof Hetzer, Tristan und Isolde | Directed by P. Audi | Photo © Ruth Walz / DNO

Christof Hetzer, Tristan und Isolde

Christof Hetzer's suggestive sets for Pierre Audi's Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner were first seen at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and at the Teatro dell'Opera di...
Julie Mehretu, Only the sound remains | Staging P. Sellars | Photo © Ruth Walz

Julie Mehretu, Only the sound remains

Peter Sellars' Staging of  Kaija Saariaho's new opera Only the sound remains world premiered at the Dutch National Opera in 2016 opening the Opera Forward Festival. Co-commissioned by the...

Michael Levine, Madama Butterfly

In Ted Huffman's new production of Madama Butterfly, as in many of his works, the performance begins with an empty scene to which scenic elements are progressively added. The set designed...
Paolo Fantin, La Damnation de Faust | Staged by D. Michieletto | Photo © Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

Paolo Fantin, La Damnation de Faust

⇒ Also available in Italian / Disponibile anche in Italiano This new production of Hector Berlioz' La Damnation de Faust, staged by Italian director Damiano Michieletto, world-premiered last night at Teatro...
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