A Calmly Daring Operatic Leader Says Au Revoir

A Calmly Daring Operatic Leader Says Au Revoir

I knew, on my first visit to the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2012, that this wasn’t your grandmother’s Aix, a sleepily fairly assemblage of Mozart productions. Jean Michel Bruyère’s “Une Situation Huey P. Newton” didn’t happen in one of many pageant’s spiffy theaters within the idyllic middle of this metropolis within the south of France. It […]

Bringing ‘Doctor Atomic’ to the Birthplace of the Bomb

Bringing ‘Doctor Atomic’ to the Birthplace of the Bomb

SANTA FE — The lights of Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, will be seen at evening from the idyllic open-air theater of Santa Fe Opera. So round right here, John Adams and Peter Sellars’s “Doctor Atomic,” concerning the bomb and its creators, is not only a meditation on the invention of a […]

3 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

three Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our information to the town’s finest classical music and opera taking place this weekend and within the week forward. A FAR CRY on the Naumburg Bandshell (July 10, 7:30 p.m.). Boston’s premiere chamber orchestra makes an look in Central Park, with a usually wide-ranging program. The earliest piece is Mozart’s Divertimento in F (Okay. 138), […]

Review: An Operatic Locavore Consumes the English Countryside

Review: An Operatic Locavore Consumes the English Countryside

LEWES, England — Stefan Herheim units his new manufacturing of Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande,” which opened on the Glyndebourne pageant on Saturday and runs through Aug. 8, in a location startlingly shut by: a room within the countryside manor home right here the place the pageant takes place. But this received’t shock those that have […]

A ‘Ring’ Lures the Conductor Gianandrea Noseda to Zurich

A ‘Ring’ Lures the Conductor Gianandrea Noseda to Zurich

Like many courtships, this one was sealed with a hoop. The Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, had left an operatic put up this spring on the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy, amid administrative and political upheaval. The Zurich Opera House got here calling. “I said, ‘Do […]

Review: A Conductor Sets Munich’s Ashen ‘Parsifal’ Aflame

Review: A Conductor Sets Munich’s Ashen ‘Parsifal’ Aflame

MUNICH — “Spring is here,” an previous knight declares within the last act of Wagner’s “Parsifal.” Yet wintry evening by no means ends within the grim, ashen new manufacturing of the work, which opened the Munich Opera Festival on Thursday. (It will likely be broadcast dwell at staatsoper.tv on July eight.) The lights are dim. […]

Stefan Herheim’s Glittering Collisions Have Changed Opera

Stefan Herheim’s Glittering Collisions Have Changed Opera

LEWES, England — Stefan Herheim desires your consideration. When his productions fulfill his visions, the viewers can’t ignore what’s occurring, Mr. Herheim, one in all opera’s most modern stage administrators, stated. “That’s a feeling I absolutely adore, when the audience doesn’t just lean back and agree, ‘This is lovely, this is beautiful, this is happiness, […]

3 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

three Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our information to the town’s finest classical music and opera taking place this weekend and within the week forward. TAKA KIGAWA at Spectrum (July 1, 7 p.m.). Concluding Spectrum’s Modern Piano (+) Festival, this adventurous pianist plays Boulez’s Piano Sonata No. 2, an immense act of destruction and creativity composed instantly after the Second World […]

Following London’s Blue Plaques Through Musical History

Following London’s Blue Plaques Through Musical History

7 Harley Road, Swiss Cottage Clara Butt was an English live performance singer who was recognized for her thunderous contralto voice — a voice so loud that the conductor Thomas Beecham as soon as mentioned you would hear it throughout the English Channel on a transparent day. It captivated such composers as Camille Saint-Saëns and […]

Vladimir Jurowski Breaks Molds in London, Berlin and Beyond

Vladimir Jurowski Breaks Molds in London, Berlin and Beyond

BERLIN — The conductor Vladimir Jurowski has loved a prodigious worldwide profession. At solely 24, he made his Royal Opera House debut in London whereas additionally conducting on the Komische Oper Berlin. He went on to turn into music director on the Glyndebourne Festival and, able he holds for 4 extra seasons, principal conductor of […]