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Critical acclaim for ‘Jakob Lenz’ on dvd

Two months after its release, the dvd of La Monnaie’s Jakob Lenz has received huge critical acclaim, resulting in awards including Télérama’s ffff, The Diapason d'Or as well as the Diamant d’Opéra in this September’s edition of Opéra Magazine.

In 2015, Wolfgang Rihm’s unsettling opera proved an unexpected hit for La Monnaie and its coproduction partner, the Staatsoper Stuttgart, thanks to the artistic synergy between stage director Andrea Breth and conductor Franck Ollu. In the lead role, Georg Nigl earned himself the title of Opera Singer of the Year for the total, almost disturbing commitment of his performance.

In September, the baritone returns to Brussels for the lead role in Macbeth Underworld.