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08 Apr 2009

Lohengrin, Staatsoper Berlin

By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 7 April 2009]

There have not been more horned helmets in a Wagner opera since Bugs Bunny was Brünnhilde in What’s Opera, Doc?

Stefan Herheim’s Lohengrin for the Staatsoper Berlin is an orgy of Wagner clichés. Lohengrin appears in shining armour, the ladies wear floor-length medieval gowns, there are swords and shields and churches and castles.

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