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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:
John Fulljames’ staging of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene opens on 13 February at the Teatro Real.
Marcelo Lombardero’s over-the-top production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny opens on 22 August at the Teatro Colón.
The New York Times has dedicated an extensive article to the 25th Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau, which runs until 12 March.
In its 25th year, the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau celebrates Kurt Weill with almost 60 events on 17 days.
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The Teatro Municipal de Santiago has published a trailer for their production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, which was premièred on 23 June.
On 10 June Rani Calderon conducts the French première of Kurt Weill’s Royal Palace.
Ulrich Peters’ production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is currently being staged at the Theater Münster.
In the latest issue of the MusikSalon we focus on the new opera by Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas and on violin concertos from the UE catalogue.
Artist-in-Residence Ernst Kovacic, Ariane Matiakh and the German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate open the festival with works by Weill, Krenek, Stravinsky and Mussorgsky.
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