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03 Mar 2006

Euryanthe, Dresden Semperoper

CamillaNylund_small.jpgBy Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 2 March 2006]

There are reasons for the relative obscurity of Weber’s Euryanthe. The libretto is full of cringe-inducing rhymes and the story, which hinges on the imperative of feminine fidelity, is hard to like.

Vera Nemirova’s new production tackles the problems head on and triumphs. With Jun Märkl’s lean, intelligent conducting and a cast of stars, this is a landmark interpretation.

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