Monthly Archives: October 2016

Stardirigent Riccardo Muti: “Die Welt ist in völlige Konfusion geraten” – kurier.at

Der neapolitanische Maestro Riccardo Muti über Cherubini, den Beruf des Dirigenten, die Basis der Demokratie und warum er mit 75 Jahren für die Behörden als weniger gefährlich gilt.

Source: Stardirigent Riccardo Muti: “Die Welt ist in völlige Konfusion geraten” – kurier.at

Scala: Nationalfeiertag mit Mozart – kurier.at

Applaus für das Operndebüt von Franz Welser-Möst mit “Le nozze di Figaro” in Mailand.

Source: Scala: Nationalfeiertag mit Mozart – kurier.at

Dylan will Nobelpreis “nach Möglichkeit” persönlich entgegennehmen – kurier.at

In einem Interview zeigte sich der Musiker tief beeindruckt: “Wer hätte etwas Ähnliches zu träumen gewagt?”

Source: Dylan will Nobelpreis “nach Möglichkeit” persönlich entgegennehmen – kurier.at

Does opera exclude you, or do you exclude opera? | Classical-Music.com

Classical Music news, listen to classical music online with music reviews and new releases, and the great composers from the world of music with BBC Music Magazine.

Source: Does opera exclude you, or do you exclude opera? | Classical-Music.com

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Fractus V, dance review: A world without cultural borders | London Evening Standard

The words of political philosopher Noam Chomsky form the inspiration for Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s latest work, Fractus V.

Source: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Fractus V, dance review: A world without cultural borders | London Evening Standard

dance-cultural-borders.jpg

A Soprano Has a Goal for Her New ‘Manon Lescaut’: Don’t Cry – The New York Times

Eva-Maria Westbroek’s third take on the role allows her to explore antiheroic qualities while bringing compassion to character.

Source: A Soprano Has a Goal for Her New ‘Manon Lescaut’: Don’t Cry – The New York Times

Mahlers mythisches Manuskript vor Auktion – kurier.at

Das Original von Mahlers 2. Sinfonie wird versteigert. Für einen Tag ist es in Wien ausgestellt.

Source: Mahlers mythisches Manuskript vor Auktion – kurier.at

Prisoners: Fidelio at the Oper Stuttgart

operatraveller

Beethoven – Fidelio

Leonore – Rebecca von Lipinski
Florestan – Eric Cutler
Don Pizarro – Daniel Henriks, Jossi Wieler
Rocco – Roland Bracht
Marzelline – Josefin Feiler
Jaquino – Daniel Kluge
Don Fernando – Tijl Faveyts
Erster Gefangener – Juan Pablo Marín
Zweiter Gefangener – Sebastian Peter

Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart / Patrick Lange.
Stage directors – Jossi Wieler & Sergio Morabito.

Oper Stuttgart, Staatstheater, Stuttgart, Germany.  Monday, October 24th, 2016.

What is true freedom in a world where everything we do, everything we say is recorded?  That idea forms the central starting point of Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito’s 2015 staging for the Oper Stuttgart, tonight revived with a similar cast to the initial run.  Given the time of year and the changing weather, the cast wasn’t quite as planned.  Josefin Feiler sang with apologies for a cold and the originally-cast Pizarro, Michael Ebbecke, withdrew at lunchtime today.  The…

View original post 1,036 more words

Living Bel Canto: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor Enrico – Dalibor Jenis Lucia – Jessica Nuccio Edgardo – Charles Castronovo Raimondo – Alexander Tsymbalyuk Arturo – Galeano Salas Alisa – Rachael Wilson Normanno – D…

Source: Living Bel Canto: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Living Bel Canto: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Bayerische Staatsoper

operatraveller

Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor

Enrico – Dalibor Jenis
Lucia – Jessica Nuccio
Edgardo – Charles Castronovo
Raimondo – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Arturo – Galeano Salas
Alisa – Rachael Wilson
Normanno – Dean Power

Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Oksana Lyniv.
Stage director – Barbara Wysocka

Bayerische Staatsoper, Nationaltheater, Munich.  Friday, October 21st, 2016.

Tonight was a revival of Barbara Wysocka’s 2015 production with an almost entirely new cast and was in every way superior to the London Royal Opera’s recent stab at the work.  It had obviously been cast with care in an intelligent staging.  The common link to both productions was Charles Castronovo’s Edgardo and tonight also gave me the opportunity to hear Jessica Nuccio who very much impressed me in a Turandot in València a few years ago.

Wysocka’s staging, updated to the 1960s, made for compelling viewing.  Set in a decrepit grand ballroom…

View original post 1,025 more words