Our current newsletter is out now! Universal Edition at the BBC Proms and at the Salzburg Festival.
Leoš Janáček’s “forest idyll” is currently being staged at the Glimmerglass Festival (8 July – 25 August). Joseph Colaneri conducts a brand-new production by E. Loren Meeker.
The Filmfest München opened with the première of „Mackie Messer – der Dreigroschenfilm“. Watch the trailer:
On 10 May the Oberlin Sinfonietta (cond. Timothy Weiss) presents the US première of David Sawer’s Rebus for 15 players in Oberlin.
On 28 April a new production of The Threepenny Opera opens at the Staatsoperette Dresden. Christian Garbosnik conducts Sebastian Ritschel’s production, which is scheduled to run until 13 July.
“Kaljuste and his orchestra are just as convincing when placidly unwrapping those bundles of archaic-sounding melody, as he is confronting the angularities and contrapuntal clashes of the earlier works.” - “Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies” receives 4 out of 5 stars from The Guardian’s Andrew Clements. Read the full review:
On 3 December Willy Decker presents his production of Alban Berg’s Lulu at the Wiener Staatsoper, which includes the third act as completed by Friedrich Cerha. Ingo Metzmacher conducts with Agneta Eichenholz in the lead role.
Arabella Steinbacher will be playing Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto together with Manfred Honeck and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Symphony Center in Chicago on 9 and 11 November.
From 15 October the Theater an der Wien is staging a new production of Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck in Eberhard Kloke’s scaled-down version, directed by Robert Carsen.
William Kentridge’s new production of Wozzeck has received rave reviews at the Salzburg Festival.
William Kentridge’s highly acclaimed production of Alban Berg’s Lulu currently runs at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Alejo Pérez conducts, Agneta Eichenholz sings the title role (on 30 May Dísella Lárusdóttir will play Lulu).
On 19 May William Kentridge’s highly acclaimed production of Lulu arrives in Rome.
“Artaud’s theatrical work is not a historical drama; it is a phantasmagoria about ambivalence” (Wolfgang Rihm on Die Eroberung von Mexico)
Bologna Modern runs from 14 to 23 October at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Universal Edition is strongly represented, with performances by Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Rihm, Friedrich Cerha and Alban Berg.
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Tonight conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan will sing with and conduct the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in performances of Alban Berg’s Lulu-Suite and works by Debussy, Sibelius, Haydn and Gershwin at the KKL Luzern.
Our latest newsletter – an opera special with features on current productions of The Cunning Little Vixen, Wozzeck and Jenůfa – is out now.
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