Ha fallecido el director Robert Lyall

Robert Lyall © 2018 by NOMA
Actualmente Robert Lyall era Director General y Director Artístico Emérito de la Ópera de Nueva Orleans, donde fue director principal durante 23 temporadas seguidas entre 1998 y 2021

Shifting Symmetries, un desafío técnico del Wiener Staatsballett

Shifting Symmetries © 2023 by Florian Moshammer
Bajo el título de Shifting Symmetries (Simetrías cambiantes), el Wiener Staatsballett (Ballet Estatal de Viena), que dirige el prestigioso coreógrafo Martin Schläpfer, estrenará el próximo 23 de diciembre una nueva velada con sendas obras maestras de Hans van Manen, Forsythe y George Balanchine.

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.

A House Divided

Loy, Francesca da Rimini © 2023 by Monika Rittershaus
Between Christof Loy’s unsettling staging and a captivating performance of the title role from Sara Jakubiak, the evening provided an ideal introduction to Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini, a work of challenging intensity

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.

La Quincena Musical de San Sebastián avanza su programación

84 Quincena Musical de San Sebastián © EEMM
Se celebra del 3 de agosto al 1 de septiembre e incluye la interpretación de la 8ª sinfonía de Mahler con 400 músicos sobre el escenario del Kursaal.

Time Travellers

Kratzer, Arabella © 2023 by Thomas Aurin
Director Tobias Kratzer used the stated setting of 'Arabella' as his starting point, and the first act unfolded against the backdrop of a meticulously recreated Viennese hotel.The only intrusion of the modern world was a camera crew of three so inobtrusive that they could not possibly have belonged to the same reality as the action

Twentieth Century Extremes

György Ligeti © Dominio público. Pinterest
In prefacing the Ligeti's Requiem with works of absurd humour and pastoral grace, the concert had been able to capture some of the contradictions of a century formed from equal parts greatness and horror, and one in which unpredictability was the only constant

A turn on the wheel of fortune

Horáková, Il Giustino © 2022 by Matthias Baus
'Il Giustino' was written first and foremost a vocal showcase, and the staging acknowledged this by turning the area around the orchestra pit into a platform, allowing the singers to deliver their arias directly to the audience without an excess of projection that might have ruined the delicate balance between voice and instrumental ensemble

Brünnhilde’s Escape

Tcherniakov, Götterdämmerung © 2022 by Staatsoper unter den Linden
For all that Mr Tcherniakov was willing to drag the themes of the Ring far beyond their normal context, the four evenings of the cycle were balanced by performances that brought out the intoxicating musical qualities that have drawn generations of listeners into Wagner’s world