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:
Luke Bedford’s Faraway Canons for bass drum and piano will receive its world première on 21 April at the Occupy the Pianos Festival in London. The work will be performed by the piano and percussion duo George Barton and Siwan Rhys.
The reduced version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 will receive its Dutch première on 19 April at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. Ulrich Pöhl conducts the Insomnio Ensemble.
The new critical edition of Leoš Janáček’s From the House of the Dead (Editor: John Tyrrell) is currently being staged at the Opera Frankfurt. The production is directed by David Hermann and conducted by Tito Ceccherini.
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The New Year has started with three sold-out and highly acclaimed performances of Walter Braunfels’ Te Deum.
Yona Kim’s new production of Walter Braunfels’ The Birds [Die Vögel] was premièred on 21 June, read the full reviews by clicking the corresponding links above.
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