HELSINKI/FINLAND: The next season of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, from August 2017 to May 2018, has been published at oopperabaletti.fi. The autumn will begin with the ballet Lady of the Camellias by Val Caniparoli and the world premiere of a Finnish opera, Sebastian Fagerlund’s Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata), based on the film by Ingmar Bergman. Its main role was written for mezzosoprano star Anne Sofie von Otter. It’s time to reveal the secrets – next season is all about dealing with hidden memories and addressing repressed emotions.
DALIDA at Musee Galliera, Paris Dalida, her Wardrobe On and Off-Stage from April 27th to August 13th 2017 PARIS/FRANCE: The Palais Galliera pays homage to Dalida with an exhibition of her wardrobe, which was recently donated to the museum by her brother Orlando. Dressed by the greatest designers both on and off-stage, in haute couture […]
TENUE CORRECTE EXIGÉE, QUAND LE VÊTEMENT FAIT SCANDALE DRESS required – When the garment made scandal PARIS/FRANCE: Sunday 23.april was last day for this popular exposition at Musée des Arts Decorative at Louvre. DRESS required when the garment made December 1, 2016 scandal April 23, 2017, every fashion season, as in the current social and […]
STRASSBOURG/FRANCE: At the boarder to Germany the beautiful European city Strasbourg is situated, with a city center surrounded by the river/canal, and with canal boats. In beautiful weather the spring in Strasbourg is extraordinary, the small central city part Petit Frace, and the market place and streets in front of the Cathedral are packed with tourists, who are enjoying the extraordinary international atmosphere, where it is possible to hear language from all parts of the world. By Henning Høholt, text and photos.
NÛRNBERG/GERMANY: 2015 was the celebration of one of the most famouse German painters Lucas Cranac the younger. 14th October 500 years of his birthday, wil be marked all over Germany. Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515-1586) – the second son of painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) – would have been 500 years old on 4th October 2015. Visited by Henning Høholt
SANDVIKA/NORGE: Bærum Kunstforening har gleden av å presentere en salgsutstilling med arbeider av kunstnerfamilien Ung og Engelsen. Til 30 April.
COSTA BRAVA/SPAIN: The famouse area, Costa Brava, near to Barcelona is a beautiful pearl for holidays in the North Eastern part of Spain, where we in sunny October days had the pleasure of visiting Girona, inclusive the places where Game of Thrones has been photographed. Furthermore Púbol with the Gala – Dali Castle, and last but not least Peratallada and a delicious coastal pathwalk from Liafranc to Capella de Palafrugell. What a fairytale!. Visited by Henning Høholt
OSLO/NORGE: Onsdag den 26. april kl. 1800 åpner Interiør-Galleriet Oslo vårens Separatutstilling med den internasjonalt kjente maler Tore Hogstvedt. Han har blitt omtalt som «Nordens Monet», men han har funnet sin helt egen stil uavhengig av andre impresjonister.
OSLO/NORGE: Malerens muse er en roman inspirert av Edvard Munch og kvinnene som svermet rundt ham på sommerstedet i Åsgårdstrand. Boken, som ble gitt ut i Storbritannia i fjor, er allerede solgt til 13 land og nå kommer den endelig ut på norsk.
OSLO/NORGE: Her prater vi ikke om Fram museet på Bygdøy, men om noe, som kanskje de iblant forfrosne sjømennene på FRAM hadde gledet seg over på en kall eller kjølig dag eller kveld, nemlig lekre ull plaid, designet av Andreas Engesvik. Beundret av Tomas Bagackas
PARIS/FRANCE: For the historical interested 10-20 in the audience it might be of interest? But for the rest it was a strange evening. Merce Cunningham choreography Walk Around Time from 1968 looked like a too old, old fashion film, and received a lot of buh buh buh from the audience during the applause. Beautiful dancers in smart outfit in delicious colours after Jasper Johns, who was on duty and did their job well. The sound collage by with textes and also set design after Marcel Duchamp was special, and didn´t makes any success. Boring and not catching at all. Visited by Henning Høholt
DRESDEN/GERMANY: For the past five years, the Dresden Philharmonic have been effectively homeless. Since the Kulturpalast (Palace of Culture) closed its bronze entrance doors in July 2012 and preparations began on the construction of a concert hall with acoustics worthy of the Dresden Philharmonic, this illustrious local orchestra was without a place to call their own. The Dresden Philharmonic look foreward to new acoustics – and to having their own individual lockers. The new culture palace will be inaugurated 28th – 30th April 2017. By Tomas Bagackas
OSLO/NORGE: Slik vi er blitt vant med under Per Boye Hansens periode som operasjef opplever vi gang på gang strålende musikalitet og fremragende sangkrefter på opera scenen i Bjørvika i Oslo. Dette gjelder også ved Norgespremieren på Claude Debussys opera Péléas og Mélisande – Strålende musikalitet, praktfull sang. Glimrende ledet av musikksjef og dirigent Karl-Heinz Steffens. Som uttaler: Debussys partitur er et mirakel. Av Henning Høholt, Fotos Erik Berg.
PARIS/FRANCE: The Easter in Paris is a huge celebration, with people queing every where for religious and religious related events, as for example the Friday mass in front of the Sacre Coeur, at the top of Montmartre. And also in the concert field. Where we had the great pleasure to visit the French National Radio House in Paris for enjoying listening to the French National Orchestra performing Anton Bruckner´s monumental Te Deum, followed by Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonie n° 9, all led by one of the great masters in this field Christoph Eschenbach. By Henning Høholt, fotos Tomas Bagackas
STRASSBOURG/FRANCE: The wonderful Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg created Hector Berlioz monumental opera Les Troyens (in English: The Trojans) with two performances during the Easter at the Palace de Music and Conferences in Strassbourg. It became a large success for the central European music world and for Strasbourg. Visited by Henning Høholt
BÆRUM-SANDVIKA/NORGE: 26. og 27. april: Andersson Dance & Scottish Ensemble med “J.S. Bach – Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia”.
PARIS/FRANCE: The St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach led by Philippe Heereweghe at Theatre des Champes Elysées in Paris was an extraordinary good event. The length inclusive break was 3 hours and 45 minutes as a long opera. As the Evangeliste we enjoyed Maximilian Schmitt and as the Christ Florian Boesch.Review by Henning Høholt.
JUAN-LES-PINS/RIVIERAEN/FRANKRIKE: Vår Riviera m.m. ekspert Torkil Baden presenterte nyligen en meget interessant og hændig liten reisebok om Coté d’ Azur, hvor han lett og elegant forteller om gode spisesteder med mange tilhørende kulturelle og historiske opplevelser og severdigheter i hele det vakre område langs den franske riviera. Anmeldt av Henning Høholt, fotos fra boken og av Tomas Bagackas
OSLO/NORWAY: Welcome to the exhibition “Tori Wrånes. Hot Pocket”, which opens 21 April at the Museum of Contemporary Art,which is part of The National Museum.
PARIS/FRANCE: Since its creation in 1980, one of the AROP’s missions is to support young artists from the Paris National Opera. To achieve this goal, the AROP’s members elect each year since 1986, one male and female dancer who especially stood out during the season. This year the Price went to Marion Barbeau and Germain Louvet. by Christophe de Jouvancourt.
OSLO/NORWAY: The world famouse tenor Joseph Calleja filled up the beautiful opera house in Bjørvika in Oslo lat Sunday evening, with a program of famouse opera arias and songs from the famouse tenor repertoire, well known for many of the audience. Accompanied at the grand piano by Frédéric Chasun. Hardly any other tenors who sing 17 numbers one after another as he did! By Henning Høholt, foto: Romuald Sip
KØBENHAVN/DANMARK: Det er med glæde, at Det Kongelige Teater kan offentliggøre, at man har fundet en ny operachef. Valget er faldet på John Fulljames, der i dag er Associate Director ved the Royal Opera House.
FIRENZE/ITALY: This concert marks the return of the conductor Riccardo Muti in Florence after many years finally with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: it was an authentic event, a triumphant concert which was hosted at the Opera House on March 31st. Review by Fabio Bardelli, Photo: Pietro Paolini
HAMBURG/GERMANY: The Elbs Philharmonie in Hamburg will hopefully soon be ready for its opening. In connection with this years celebration of Carl Philip Emanuel Bachs 250 Years Jubilee, Kulturkompasset got the exxtraordinary possibility to get a well prepared, interesting introduction to the coming new center for classical music in Hamburg – The Elbs Philharmonie. By Henning Høholt, text og photos.
OSLO/NORGE: Ville norske planter er bestandige og egner seg godt til bruk i hagen. Denne boken viser deg hvordan. 150 av våre vakreste og mest nyttige arter blir utførlig beskrevet.