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DRESDEN/GERMANY: The Dresden Music Festival begins its 40th edition on May 18, 2017. Intendant Jan Vogler has chosen the motto »LIGHT«, focusing on revolutionaries and luminaries whose ideas and visions have given the music world new impulses and continue to do so. The Festival’s opening night features legendary violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Philharmonia Zurich under the baton of Fabio Luisi at the Semperoper. They perform Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Tōru Takemitsu‘s »Nostalghia« for Violin and String Orchestra and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.
PARIS/FRANCE: The Palais Galliera is paying homage to the couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1865-1972) with an extra-mural exhibition at the Musée Bourdelle entitled : ‘Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir’. The exhibition resonates with the black tones of an alchemist of haute couture : variations of black repeated in over a hundred of pieces from the Galliera collections and the archives of Maison Balenciaga. This exhibition opens the Palais Galliera’s Spanish season, which will continue with ‘Costumes espagnols entre ombre et lumière’ (‘Spanish costumes from dark to bright’) at the Maison de Victor Hugo (21 June – 24 September 2017) and will finish with ‘Mariano Fortuny’ at the Palais Galliera (4 October – 7 January 2018).
FONTAINEBLEU/FRANCE: The United States will be at the heart of the Art History Festival: conferences about artistic relations between USA and France, artists and collectors profiles, conferences about the place of the artist in the American society, about photography that mainly grew in the United States… -7th edition of the Art History Festival. June 2,3 and 4, 2017- At Fontainebleau.
OSLO/NORGE: I 2015 hadde forfatteren Maja Lunde stor suksess med romanen ”Bienes historie”. Boken fikk gode kritikker og mange lesere, og bl.a. Bokhandlerprisen. Her hjemme er bokens opplag hele 122.000. Av Synnøve Elisabeth Nord
OSLO/NORGE: Noe av det første som møter deg i den faste utstillingen i det nye museet er portrettene av de romerske keiserne, i samspill med andre gjenstander fra oldtiden. Keiserportrettene kan dateres til de første århundrene e.Kr. Blant Nasjonalmuseets keiserlige portretter finner du blant andre Tiberius, Nero og Marcus Aurelius.
OSLO/NORGE: Antihelten Don Quixote drar ut i verden for å gjøre gode riddergjerninger, men vikles fort inn i kjærlighetshistorien til Kitri og Basilio. Nurejevs ballett basert på Miguel Cervantes’ berømte roman byr på spenning, spanskinspirert ballett, tull og tøys, og ikke minst, imponerende dans! I John Lanchberrys flotte musikk arrangement av Ludvig Minkus musikk.
COPENHAGEN/DENMARK: Blue Fluted Plain was Royal Copenhagen’s first dinner service design.
Today, 242 years later, it is one of the world’s most famous and desirable porcelain sets. Blue Fluted Plain is still produced as it has been since the beginning, where each piece is treated as a piece of art and is lovingly painted by hand. Designed in 1775 by Arnold Krog
OSLO/NORGE: Anders Sletvold Moe viser for tiden to store malerier i Kunstnerforbundet i Oslo. I utstillingen ”RE VIEWING” tar han utgangspunkt i Kunstnerforbundets arkitektur. Samtidig deltar tre andre kunstnere – Harald Fenn, Bjørn Barre og Victoria Günzler. Av Synnøve Elisabeth Nord, Fotos: Thomas Tveter.
PISTOIA/ITALY: On the occasion of the celebrations for Pistoia 2017 Italian Capital of Culture the local Teatro Manzoni hosts one opera of the program of the 80th edition of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Review by Fabio Bardelli, Foto:
OSLO/NORGE: Stefan Herheims tolkning av Puccinis La bohème fikk den internasjonale operaverden til å vende seg mot Oslo. Nå er den sterke produksjonen endelig tilbake, med Marita Sølberg i rollen som Mimì, Marius Roth Christensen er Rodolphe og Yngve Søberg – Marcel. MUSIKALSK LEDELSE: Antonino Fogliani
PARIS/FRANCE: The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is featuring the work of one of the most famous artisans of the 18th century, Pierre Gouthière (1732-1813), bronze chaser and gilder to Louis XV and Louis XVI. 104 objects and 85 drawings and prints situate Gouthière’s creations in the context of decorative art in the last third of the 18thcentury. And as always at Musée Arts Décoratif the quality of its expositions are extraordinary good. Visited by Henning Høholt and Tomas Bagackas..
New Culture Palace – Dresden Inauguration Visited by Henning Høholt and Tomas Bagackas. DRESDEN/GERMANY: The Dresden Philharmonic was looking foreward to new acoustics – and to having their own individual lockers. The new culture palace was inaugurated 28th – 30th April 2017. Kulturkompasset was present for the events. Our first evening was the Galla 29th […]
DRØBAK/NORGE: 4.mai 2017: Festningen Oscarsborg ruver i Oslofjorden og er Drøbaks stolthet. Festningen og dens kommandant står også i sentrum for syngespillet Åttemannsenka som nå er tatt opp igjen etter urpremieren i 2000. Spillestedet er flyttet fra selve festningen, med alt den tilførte av stemning. Nå brukes det nye kulturhuset Smia (av uforståelige grunner gitt det forferdelige navnet Flerbrukshuset). Lokalet får sin ildprøve som musikalscene og består den med glans selv om sjarmen fra utendørsarenaen midt i fjorden savnes. Anmeldelse av Torkil Baden.
CHINCHON/SPAIN: To be tourist in Spain gives many interesting, charming, amusing an interesting experiences. As in the small city of Chinchon only 45 minutes by car outside the capital Madrid, where we in Chincin found an artistic bakery: By Henning Høholt
OSLO/NORWAY: Since 2002 CODA has brought national and international dance to new audiences in Oslo and beyond. This years festival will be the last under the directorship of Lise Nordal, who was involved in founding the festival 17 years ago. The program reflects the considerable history of the festival and explores the notion of time and sharing. CODA 2017 is programmed in collaboration with associate artistic curator Eckhard Thiemann. 17.-28. October 2017.
OSLO/NORGE: I forbindelse med Operasjef Per Boye Hansens programsetting av Debussys eneste opera Péléas og Mélisande har jeg vurdert denne forestillingen sett fra en annen sid enn den rent kunstneriske. Kronikk av Henning Høholt.
KØBENHVAN/DANMARK: De nasjonale medlemmene av Bedømmingskomiteen har nominert kunstnerne. Vinneren av Nordisk råds musikkpris avsløres og prisen utdeles 1. november i Finlandiahuset i Helsingfors
OSLO/NORGE: : Rivertonprisen ”Den gyldne revolver” deles ut årlig for det beste arbeid innen norsk kriminallitteratur. Like før påske ble prisen delt ut til forfatteren Torkil Damhaug for ”En femte årstid”. Av Synnøve Elisabeth Nord
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