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Lynn René Bayley
Fanfare, September 2013

…the performers…are generally excellent…Julia Novikova as Luna has a dark, cutting voice, just right for the evil Queen. Michael Schade…sings extremely well. Thomas Tatzl (Papageno) and Regula Mühlemann (Papagena) are simply marvelous…Ute Gfrerer (Mama Geno) has a fine voice. Klaus Kuttler is a good Monastatos, Clemens Unterreiner has a fine dark baritone voice as Tipheus, and one must praise the superb singing of our Three Genii, Paul Schrader, Benedikt Gurtner, and Johannes Fiedler.

…I can not only recommend this DVD production, which I do, but also recommend Das Labyrinth to opera companies to stage. What can you lose? It’s certainly a better crowd-pleaser than many other operas I can think of, its novelty would get people in the door and the music will keep them in their seats. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review

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