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  • Review: Kaufmann triumphs as La Scala's Lohengrin

    This Lohengrin is no knight in shining armor, confidently riding in on a swan to defend a beautiful maiden.

  • Trapped in 2 worlds: `Pelleas et Melisande'

    In Claus Guth's haunting new production of Debussy's "Pelleas et Melisande," the characters move as if in a trance between two worlds _ both of them unrelentingly bleak.

  • Wagner wins over La Scala's ardent Verdi fans

    Richard Wagner won over La Scala's ardent Verdi followers during the gala season premiere on Friday with a production of `'Lohengrin" that packed surprises -- including the last-minute arrival of German soprano Annette Dasch in the role of Elsa after two singers fell ill with the flu.

  • 2 updated visions of Wagner's last opera

    The Knights of the Holy Grail in a decaying Victorian mansion? Or in a rubble-strewn wasteland? Music lovers can take their pick between drastically updated productions of Wagner's last opera, "Parsifal," now running in Barcelona and London.

  • In this picture taken Aug. 6, 2010 Adam Plachetka in the role of Masetto, Anna Prohaska as Zirlana, Dorothea Roeschmann as Donna Elvira, Aleksandra Kurzak as Donna Anna, Joel Prieto as Don Ottavio,  from left to right, and Erwin Schrott, top, as Leporello  perform during a dress rehearsal for the opera "Don Giovanni" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, Austria. Premiere is on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 as part of the Salzburg Festival. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

    Mozart in the forest: a different Don Giovanni

    There was so much to like in Monday's new production premiere of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival that it's difficult to know where to start.

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