The version presented here was a new choreography on the music by Sergei Prokofiev created by Giuliano Peparini for the Ballet of Rome, directed by Eleonora Abbagnato since 2015. Eleonora Abbagnato is doing an amazing job and shows a great talent to give this company a new life while pursuing her career as “Etoile” at the Opera de Paris.
No needs to introduce Händel’s Rinaldo, one of the greatest operas of all times. When it was written, the city of Naples in Italy was one of the most important musical centres in Europe, with its own school and tradition, a notion whose importance is constantly growing in the last decades, and the notion of Scuola napoletana is not new anymore.
With intelligence director Cecilia Ligorio has worked “into” the opera focusing the dramatic core of every scene with bysides or counterscenes, once in a while enriching the spirit of the drama instead of being annoying. There were many subtle indications in this performance, like the first duet between the two lovers disquietingly ending on a grave situated on one side of the stage.
Theatre de Paris presents the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company with Mother’s Milk, by Rami Be’er
and a Masterclass by the Opera of Rome, starring Eleonora Abbagnato and Benjamin Pech.
Good news for all the ballet lovers : the Theatre de Paris decided to include Ballet Companies in its
programation for the end of the 2018 season and will pursue in this dynamic for the next season. The
Direction of the Theatre called Lisa Martino to help them in this mission. Former ballerina at the Opera
de Paris and now actress, Lisa Martino seems to be well-skilled to elaborate ambitious programs.
Like every year also in 2018 Kulturkompasset has been in Puglia, southern Italy, for
Festival della Valle d`Itria, now at its 44. year. More and more mellomaniacs put in
schedule the travel to Martina Franca, the wonderful baroque small town where it takes
place, mostly are refined aficionados, considering that this summer event is always about
seldom performed operas, abandoned or forgotten, mainly in bel canto or (like this time)
In this case we have a brilliant opera, form one of the leading names Jacques Fromenthal Halevy in an arrangement by Alexander Krampe, libretto von Eugene Scribe. First time shown at Opera, Paris 23.February 1835. Yana Klein and Kristian Benedikt In Konstance 14. Juni 2018. Last performance 9. Juli 2018.
Erik Koritzinsky (født 1933) legger nå fram nye og rystende detaljer om jødiske skjebner under krigen. Disse ble omtalt for et stort publikum på Jødisk Museum i Oslo da hans nye selvbiografi ble presentert.
Jean-Christophe Maillot, director of the Ballet de Monte-Carlo, was in Paris from June 8th to 15th to share
one of his creation inspired by the most famous dream written by Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s
Richard Wagners great ouverture played by the Estonian Opera and ballet orchestra conducted by Vello Pähn gave a perfect glims of the higlight melodys to be yet enjoyed.
For its first time in Paris, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, directed by Rami Be’er, will be hosted by the Theatre de Paris for 6 unique performances from June 13 th to 17 th . As a matter of fact,
it is also going to be the first time that the Theatre de Paris, usually dedicated to plays, will host a dance company. For this occasion, the company will present Rami Be’er’s choreography Mother’s Milk.
MADRID/SPANIA: Perioden rundt forfatteren Cervantes tid, med blant annet hans fremragende Don Quixote, denne perioden var også musikkens gullalder. Hoffmusikeren Juan del Enzina arbeidet for de katolske kongene og vekslet mellom sitt arbeid som musiker, dramaturg og poet (som Juan Hidalgo i det 17. århundret). Av Henning Høholt.
INNSBRUCK/GERMANY: From July 17th to August 27th 2018, the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music takes you on a journey to highly regarded instrument makers, exceptional artists, gods and heroes as well as legendary composers. By Henning Høholt
Våren ligger foran oss, og det er tid for å begynne å planlegge de store ferieopplevelser i 2018, – og kanskje oss for kommende årene. I den forbindelse presenterer vi en av de praktfulle storslagne naturparkene midt i La Mancha – Lagunas de Ruidera. Som Kulturkompasst besøkte i mai mnd. 2017. Besøkt av Henning Høholt.
Komponisten Vincenzo Bellini ble født i Catania på Sicilia i 1801. Sammen med
Donizetti og Rossini regnes han som grunnleggeren av den moderne, romantiske opera i Italia, også kalt ble canto = vakker sang.
Nothing is farther than Verism, the libretto even with all its flaws is approaching a Twentieth-century theater. There aren’t characters in their psychological evolution but almost Pirandellian hard “masks” and an absolutely mysterious antirealistic and empty of any action third Act, in which appear the personifications of the three “Egoisms” that conditioned the life of the dying Iris, the young’s who got infatuated with her, the pimp’s and the greedy father’s one. As it is very curious to open and close the opera with the Inno del sole (Sun hymn), and Iris also addresses the Sun during the opera, in an almost philosophical more oriental than western nature pantheism.
La Wally is the last work of the composer Alfredo Catalani born in Lucca in 1854, it was premiered in Milan in 1892 conducted by Edoardo Mascheroni and having as main charachter the famous Romanian soprano Hariclea Darclée. On the following year the unfortunate young musician died of tuberculosis.
The problematic figure of romanticist Hoffmann does not convince in this production, but the cast around him does.
The National Dance Theatre of Chaillot opened the Nordic Festival on January Tuesday 16th, a very good way to discover Scandinavian culture through rare and very singular choreographers.
To launch this Festival, Chaillot offers an evening combining dance and cinema.
BÅRDAR 80 år. gratulerer
OSLO/NORGE: Rockemusikalen Hair settes for første gang opp på Oslo Nye Teater, og de gleder oss over å ha Lisa Kent, en av mesterne innen musikalhåndverk, i registolen. Oslo Nye Teater gleder seg over at man allerede to uker før premiere 25. Januar allerede å ha solgt 22.000 billetter, så det ser ut til at publikum også gleder seg.
OSLO/NORGE: Bårdar Danseinstitutt har siden 1937 tilbudt dansekurs til Oslos befolkning. Vi har over 60 dansekurs i uken. Noen av kursene du kan ta på Bårdar er Afrohouse, Ballett, Barnedans, Bårdar Talent, Boogie Woogie, Breakdance, Contemporary Jazz, Dancehall, Hip hop, Hits with Kids, Jazz, Jazz / Musikaldans, Klassisk Ballett for Talenter, Lady Style, Lyrisk jazz, Musikalkoreografi, Pardans, Privattimer, Selskapsdans, Stepp, Street Funk, Swing & Rock’n’roll, Urban Street, Yoga, Stretch og West Coast Swing. Av Henning Høholt
OSLO/NORWAY: Architect Nicolai Beers beautiful funkis presentation villa at Frogner in Oslo, where the large outer part to Frognerveien, developed with winter garden and terraces, closest to the corner of Frognerveien and Eckersbergs gate. By Henning Høholt
OSLO/NORGE: Et stort forventningsfullt publikum fylte operaen til siste plass for å glede seg over at KORK endelig skulle spille konsert i hovedstadens store kulturelle møteplass med landets beste akustikk. Foto Henning Høholt
OSLO/NORGE: Dikteren André Bjerke ble født 30.januar 1918, og hans 100-årsjubileum er for lengst forberedt av komponisten og pianisten Kåre Grøttum. Hans nye tonesettinger av Bjerke-tekster er allerede kommet på CD. Omtalt av Torkil Baden
FIRENZE/ITALY: The first opera staged in the new year in Florence is a new production of Carmen by Georges Bizet, conducted by the young American Ryan McAdams and directed by the Italian Leo Muscato. By Fabio Bardelli, photo Pietro Paolini.