FIRENZE/ITALY: The initiatory journey which leads Tamino from childhood to adulthood, the fundamental theme of The Magic Flute by Mozart, is staged with a very personal and disconcerting mise-en-scene by the Italian director Damiano Michieletto, a staging that was premiered at Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 2015. Review by Fabio Bardelli, Photos: Simone Donati
PARIS/FRANCE: One of the worlds real famouse sculptures Auguste Rodin, who very many of the audience in one ore other way is familiar with is Auguste Rodin, who made some iconic sculptures. To mark the centenary of his death, the Musée Rodin and Réunion des musées nationaux Grand Palais are joining forces to celebrate Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). The exhibition reveals Rodin’s creative universe, his relationship with his audience and the way in which sculptors have appropriated his style. 22. March- 31. July 2017. Visited by Henning Høholt.
PARIS/FRANCE: In the center of European Culture something new and interesting always happens. Thursday night it was a world premiere of a new violin voncerto by Edith Canat de Chizy, at the French Radio house with Fanny Clamagirand violin solo, and the French National Orchestra conducted by the Finish conductor John Storgårds. It became a fascinating and interesting sound experience. by Henning Høholt
OSLO/NORGE: Den 17. Kirkemusikkfestivalen er godt i gang. De melder om gode besøkstall og de har gjennomført en rekke arrangementer i løpet av festivaluken, men de har også har spart mange godbiter til avslutningshelgen:
OSLO/NORWAY: Robin Johannsen is considered one of today’s most distinguished Baroque specialists, performing regularly with conductors such as René Jacobs, Alessandro De Marchi and Andrea Marcon. And 23th March, she sings Telemann at the Oslo Church Music Festival.
PISA/ITALY: Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini was premiered in Turin in 1893 February 1st welcomed by a great success as an already mature and personal work of its young author, in fact Puccini was born in Lucca in 1858. It is the third opera by Puccini in chronological order (before Manon Lescaut Le Villi and Edgar were premiered) and is inspired by the Abbot Prévost’s novel. Review Fabio Bardelli, Photos: Federico Jonathan Cusin and Augusto Bizzi.
MUNICH/GERMANY: It is always a great pleasure to visit Munich, as in Munich, capital of Bayern, there is always something new to enjoy in the wide culture world. – Not only opera, ballet, classical music, also castles, expositions, parks, markets. It never stops. AT this small reportage, we want to bring some photos from our last visit to Alte Pinakotek, which is lake a fairytale of histories told in pictures, paintings, sculptures. Visited by Henning Høholt
PARIS/FRANCE: Les Ballets de France is a young but very promising company founded in 2014 by Rémi Lartigue. After a lightning career at the Milwaukee Ballet and the Florida Ballet, Lartigue came back in France in 2014 to create his company, at only 21 years old. Passionate, Lartigue is willing to share his love of dance and Ballet with the largest audience and make this art more accessible to neophytes by offering popular but highly demanding shows. By Christophe de Jouvancourt.
TOURS/FRANCE: 10. March 2017 Her Majesty The Queen attended the opening of the new Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré in Tours, France. The opening exhibition has strong ties to Norway.
PARIS/FRANCE: The Opera de Monte Carlo guesting with Giuseppe Verdis opera Simone Bocanegra, concertant at Théatre des Champs Élysées in Paris, became a huge succes for the company, for then theatre and for Les Grand Voix who had taken the initiative to bring all the ensemble inclusive outstanding soloists, orchestra and choire to Paris for this evening, where the theatre was packed, and the applause and brave would´t stop. BRAVO. Review Henning Høholt
Denne uken går startskuddet for den 17. Kirkemusikkfestivalen. 942 utøvere fra 25 nasjoner står klare til å medvirke i 35 prosjekter, hvorav 5 urfremføringer av splitter nye verk:
PARIS/FRANCE: During 4 evenings, with one free evening in the middle we are attending the Orchestra des Champs Élysées performing all 9 Beethoven symphonies. conducted by Philippe Heereweghe. – Honestly that gives me a Ring des Nibelungen feeling. I feel privileged and honored to get such an extraordinary possibility in the Europen Capital of Art and Music – Paris.14-18. March 2017. At the same time this wonderfull orchestra celebrates its 25 years Jubilee. Review Henning Høholt
PARIS/FRANCE: A Midsummer Nights Dream by George Balanchine and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdi. Became a ballet performance with a “touch” of Balanchine. Unfortunately the Paris Opera Ballet is not The New York City Ballet, and this can be seen in the quality of this years “big” premiere of A Midsummer Nights Dream, with excellent, beautiful and colorful costumes and sets by Christian Lacroix. Brilliantly staged by the famouse Balanchine expert Sandra Jennings, from the Balanchine Trust, who has staged this ballet at least 12 times earlier, and know all the details from the hand of Balanchine. In a great light by Jennifer Tipton, who also know this ballet well. Review by Henning Høholt, Fotos: Agatha Poupeney/ Opera National de Paris.
KØBENHAVN/DANMARK: Fra 19. marts 2017 Manet, Degas, Monet, Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin… Glyptotekets samling af fransk malerkunst rummer værker af nogle af kunstens største skikkelser, ligesom den dækker en af de mest hæsblæsende epoker i kunstens historie. Med over 200 værker viser udstillingen de originale kunstneriske variationer, der udvikles i Frankrig i årene 1800-1950. Gennem en baglæns præsentation af berømte mesterværker og sjældent sete hovedværker tegner udstillingen en billedlig fortælling om 150 års kunst, mættet med intensitet og opfindsomhed.. Fra 19. Marts 2017.
FIRENZE/ITALY: At the death of Gioachino Rossini in 1869 Giuseppe Verdi participated with a piece (Libera me Domine) to the project of a Mass that was to be composed by many hands by various musicians in honor of the dead composer, but the project failed. Review by Fabio Bardelli, foto: Silvia Venturi
SANDVIKA-BÆRUM/NORGE: 17. mars: Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzosopran og Jos van Immerseel, fortepiano fremfører verk av Schubert, Schumann, Grieg, Brahms m.fl.
KØBENHAVN/DANMARK: Arne Jacobsen er et ikon i dansk design og arkitektur. I samtiden var Arne Jacobsen anerkjent for sine mange totalløsninger, som han skapte til både private og offentlige byggeprosjekter. Det gjelder ikke minst det tjue etasjer høye SAS Royal Hotel, som bokstavelig talt tok Arne Jacobsens design til nye høyder med alt fra møbler, dørhåndtak, tekstiler og glass. Som en hyllest til modernismens multikunstner relanserer Holmegaard nå vinserien “Royal” med sandblåst Arne Jacobsen-signatur på glassenes stett. Nyhetene er i butikkene fra starten av mars 2016.
OSLO/NORGE: Tidsskriftet Arkitektur N, tidligere Byggekunst, har som siden 1919 har vært den viktigste arenaen for dokumentasjon og diskusjon av arkitektur i Norge. Endelig blir dette overblikket tilgjengelig også på nett! www.arkitektur-n.no
OSLO/NORWAY: Much has already been said about this play: a boy reaches manhood and a real-life relationship after a struggle with the false universe of sex that his absent father leaves him. Review by Torkil Baden.
OSLO/NORWAY: Balletchief Ingrid Lorentzen surprised every one Saturday night, when she at the end of the curtain call for the last Oslo performance this season of ballet Carmen – by Liam Scarlett – entered the stage and told that tonight the Nationalballet of Norway has got two new principals Julie Gardette and Douwe Dekkers. By Henning Høholt
OSLO/NORWAY: GHOSTS with the Norwegian National Ballet is back on stage inOS Oslo, before it shall tour to Vienna primo March. It is based on Henrik Ibsens famouse tragic history – Gengangere, that the register Marit Modum Aune and the choreographer Cina Espejord to music by Nils Petter Molvær, who also are present on stage as trompet soloist. In the leading roles there are two cast, at the repremiere, we met Andreas Heise, Camilla Spidsøe, Ole Willy Falkhaugen, Yoshifumi Inao and Grete Sofie Borud Nybakken. Review by Henning Høholt.
Seria: Ballet Stars of the world. Kristina Andreeva – Kazan ballet. by Henning Høholt KAZAN/TATARSTAN: In connection with this years Nureyev Festival which will be arranged in May 2017, in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, we are presenting its primaballerina Kristina Andreeva. That we have enjoyed several times in ballets during the international companies yearly […]
TROMSØ/NORGE: Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum i Tromsø ble etablert den 1.november 1985, og er landets yngste kunstmuseum. Målsettingen er å spre kunnskap og interesse for billedkunst og kunsthåndverk i Nord-Norge. Museet viser både kunstverk fra sin faste samling og ulike spesialutstillinger. Omtalt av Synnøve Elisabeth Nord
“I lånte fjer” – Turneen fortsetter. Første stopp er 09.03.2017 på Førde i Førdehuset
OSLO/NORGE: Hvis noen trenger en vitamin innsprøytning til lattermusklene, da kan Bjarte Hjelmeland “I lånte Fjer” på vårturné i Norge, sansynligvis hjelpe på dette. Kritikerkollegaen Mona Levin ga ham terningkast 6 etter premieren på Chat Noir før jul, Dette kan Kulturkompasset skrive under på også.
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TOKYO/JAPAN: Currently in his second season as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi brings Japan’s leading ensemble on tour to Europe this Spring as a part of the orchestra’s 90th birthday celebrations with concerts at Berlin Philharmonie (28 February), Luxembourg Philharmonie (1 March), Paris Philharmonie (2 March), Amsterdam Concertgebouw (4 March), London Royal Festival Hall (6 March), ViennaKonzerthaus (7 March) and Köln Philharmonie (8 March).