Reino Unido

Monteverdi in Arcadia

Sutcliffe, L´incoronazione di Poppea © 2024 by Craig Fuller
En estas empresas campestres y con poco presupuesto, no les queda más remedio que presentar versiones escénicas de destilada simplicidad.Siempre se trata de ir a lo básico y presentarlo en la mejor forma posible

A Strauss Fixation

Kratzer, Intermezzo © 2024 by Monika Rittershaus
Tobias Kratzer’s new production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin did little to dispel the unpleasantness behind Intermezzo’s ostensible comedy

Recurring Obsessions

Brown, Pique Dame © 2024 by Marcus Lieberenz
If the evening’s vocal and orchestral forces revealed occasional moments of sentimentality in the score, such moments were far outnumbered by passages of emotional candour and grandly wrought beauty

What’s in a number?

Christian Thielemann © 2019 by Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena
Christian Thielemann is among the few modern conductors to have recorded the two unnumbered Bruckner symphonies in the context of a complete cycle, and his recent guest appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic offered audiences the chance to hear these rarities in performances of the highest possible calibre

Palace Intrigue

Alden, Anna Bolena © 2023 by Bettina Stöß
In Federica Lombardi the new production at the Deutsche Oper had exactly the voice it needed to transform the evening into an event, and the strong support of Vasilisa Berzhanskaya and René Barbera allowed scene after scene to sparkle on vocal majesty alone.

Musikfest 4: Landscape Studies

Vladimir Jurowski in Berlin © Monika Karczmarczyk, 2019
Mr Jurowski’s ability to highlight the Alpensinfonie’s instrumental depictions without overstating them allowed one to appreciate just how successfully Strauss had been able to integrate his pictorial evocations into a clear, cohesive structure.

Musikfest 1: The heart’s disquiet

If the Symphony No.7 finale was unreservedly triumphant in tone, it was the emotional ambiguities of the earlier movements – and of Mr Widmann’s songs – that made the evening so captivating

Diego Ramos Rodríguez compositor de la banda sonora del filme ''La teoría del todo''

Die Theorie von Allem © 2023 by Festival de Cine de Venecia
La música de Ramos Rodríguez homenajea tanto a los grandes compositores del Hollywood clásico, especialmente a Bernard Herrmann, y a figuras clave del siglo XX, como György Ligeti y Iannis Xenakis.

Journey to the Threshold

Kirill Petrenko © Johannes Simon/dpa
The most recent performance of the full 'Die Frau ohne Schatten' came from Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic, who gave a one-off concert performance at the Philharmonie following a series of performances at the Baden Baden Easter festival.

De Ramos ...

Vox Luminis. Escolanía de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados. Orquesta Barroca de Friburgo.  © 2023 by Guillermo Mendo
El emotivo Evangelista de Raphael Höhn, un tenor de mimbres ligeros y elegante uso del falsete, casaba a la perfección con el reflexivo y sereno Jesús de Sebastian Myrus, que finalizó su intervención con una espléndida “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein” llena de claroscuros y sentida desde lo teatral.