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PARIS/FRANCE: Also this year Father Christmas and his reindeers found Kulturkompasset in Paris.
PARIS/FRANCE: Dear all readers, writers, photographers and cooperators in many ways. A Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us. Henning Høholt, editor, Kulturkompasset.
PARIS/FRANCE: Once again a welcome visit from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra led by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, presenting Mozarts 27 piano concerto with Nicholas Angelich as soloist and Anton Bruckner 4th. Symphony – “Romantic” at Theatre des Champs Élysees. By Henning Høholt.
BERLIN/GERMANY: Amazing French opening of the concert with Staatskapelle, Berlin, with Paul Dukas «Der zauberlehrling» (the magic student). A Scherzo inspired from a novell by Goethe. – Elegant bassoon details. Conducted by Francois-Xavier Roth. With Renaud Capucon as violin soloist. By Henning Høholt. Fotos Tomas Bagackas.
OSLO/NORGE: Denne romanen handler om en liten gutt som mister språket og forandrer personlighet. For moren starter en travel hverdag og kamp, først for å forstå hva som skjer med barnet hennes, og så for å få gitt han den omsorgen og oppfølgingen han trenger. Hele familien er plutselig i en annen og veldig utfordrende livssituasjon. Av Synnøve Elisabeth Nord
OSLO/NORGE: Nasjonalballettens nye Nøtteknekkeren, som hadde repremiere nylig, i Kaloyan Boyadjievs koreografi og regi til Peter Tsjaikovskijs velkjente musikk, godt og musikalsk dirigert av Per Kristian Skalstad, er fortsatt en suksess. Kritikk: Henning Høholt, fotos Erik Berg,
OSLO/NORGE: Juleheftene ser ut til å ha fått en renessanse. Det er mange tradisjonelle julehefter med litterært innhold, tegneseriehefter og andre blader på markedet. Av Synnøve Elisabeth Nord
PARIS/FRANCE: Orchestre de Montreal at Philharmonie de Paris, made a Montreal week-end in Paris, presenting outstanding music, soloists, and an extraordinary orchestra, led by Yannick Nézet-Seguin.. Visited by Henning Høholt
BERLIN/GERMANY: The beautiful Helene of Offenbcah, presented in a successful and very musical version of the Komisches Opera in Berlin, is a huge success in a very elegant refined homoerotic framework yet another great success for the opera house. Visited by Henning Høholt and Tomas Bagackas. Fotos Ivo Freese- drama-merlin.de
FIRENZE/ITALY: Just one year after the premiere of I Capuleti e i Montecchi (staged for the first time in Venice on 1830 March 11th) Vincenzo Bellini presented his new opera La Sonnambula using a libretto by Felice Romani to the Milan audience on 1831 March 6th. Review by Fabio Bardelli, Foto Simone Donati.
BERLIN/GERMANY: Christmas in Berlin. The markets has a long tradition in all of Germany, and has for decencies been more developed much wider than in many other countries.: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/christmas-markets-berlin
Visited by Henning Høholt and Tomas Bagackas,
OSLO/NORGE: Harry Hole-stiftelsen har nylig utnevnt Marte Wexelsen Goksøyr til årets ålreite dame. Hun er skuespiller, forfatter, foredragsholder og samfunnsdebattant. Marte har Downs syndrom, og er en sterk forsvarer for alle menneskers rett til å være annerledes. Av Synnøve Elisabeth Nord
VILNIUS/LITHUANIA: Samson and Dalila with Kristian Benedikt and Justina Gringyté in the titelroles, excellent staged by Dalia Ibelhauptaté and well and musically conducted by Gintaras Rinkevicius presented at Vilnius City Opera brings this opera back to the Lithuanian audience after 86 years, as last time it was presented as a performance was in 1931. – However parts of Samson and Dalila in concert versions has been performed. Review by Henning Høholt.text and photos..
OSLO/NORGE: Forfatteren Helga Flatland mottok nylig Bokhandlerprisen 2017 for romanen ”En moderne familie”. En sterk historie om hvordan tre voksne søsken takler at deres 70 år gamle foreldre skilles etter 40 års ekteskap. Av Synnøve Elisabeth Nord.
BERLIN/GERMANY: The old opera house in Berlin, DEUTSCHE STAATSOPER, beautiful situated in the eastern end of Unter den Linden, is being reopened 7th. December, after a very long, and i am sure, expensive restoration. We congratulate Berlin, with having Staatsopera back where it belong after have been playing in other Berlin houses during the restoration periode. By Henning Høholt, Exterior photos Tomas Bagackas.
PARIS/FRANKRIKE: Etter 4 1/2 år i ensemblet er Martine Østensen Skalleberg nå blitt forfremmet til solist og er en av de aller vakreste jentene som det internasjonale publikum opplever i aller forreste rekke på Moulin Rouge. Av Henning Høholt.
BERLIN/GERMANY: 3. December 2017, Deutsche Staatsoper presented the jubilee book at the Apollo Saal in Berlin. Pressende by: the Autors Susanne Kippenberger, Prof. Thomas Macho und Dr. Detlef Giese, leader of the Dramaturgie at Staatsoper Unter den Linden. By Tomas Bagackas
KØBENHAVN/DANMARK: Det er i Nøddeknækkeren, man skal finde næste generations balletstjerner. Store balletdansere har begyndt deres karriere i det farverige juleeventyr. Af Tomas Bagackas
Black and white Lucia di Lammermoor at Semper Review: Christoph Münch. Fotos: Jochen Quast DRESDEN/GERMANY: Donizetti’s „Lucia di Lammermoor“ is probably the only typical Italian belcanto opera which still is performed regularly on the stages. In spite of all the opera compilations which are full of belcanto arias, sung from Callas to Netrebko, the whole […]
BERLIN/GERMANY: At Deutsche Oper, Berlin. Olivier Py has staged the famous grand opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer. With a brilliant cast, headed by Gregory Kunde as Jean de Leyle (Le Prophéte), and the outstanding mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine as his mother Fidés, excellent conducted by Enriques Mazzola in front of the very good Deutsche Oper Orchestra and choire, everything was prepared for a new success in the wellfunctoning opera house in Bismarck Strasse in Berlin. By henning Høholt,
MONTE-CARLO/MONACO: The love drama and romantic music is a fitting choice for the annual occasion in Monaco: November 19th as Fête National Monégasque.Review by Torkil Baden, Photos: Alain Hanel.
PISTOIA/ITALY: Two restorations in one exhibition: after the one (few months ago) of the small central Church of San Leone in Pistoia also the famous Visitation was brought back to its ancient splendor. It is a work of glasswork terracotta that Luca della Robbia realized towards 1445 for the Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia, and located only temporary in San Leone, next january it will return to its natural historical site. Visited by Fabio Bardelli.
BERLIN/GERMANY: The One – is a fascinating and impressing cabaret show in Berlin. Full of great artists, music, dancers acrobatic flying artists, an extraordinary successful scenography, lights, large orchestra, colours. A must for a good evening out in Berlin at Friedrickstadt Palace, only a few minutes from Under den Linden. Admiring costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier. Visited by Henning Høholt and Tomas Bagackas.
PISA/ITALY: Il Trovatore the second opera of Verdi’s “popular trilogy” (the first was Rigoletto) was composed between 1851 and 1852 on a libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, a text on which Verdi himself and Emanuele Bardare also worked after the sudden death of the Neapolitan librettist. By Fabio Bardelli, Foto: Imaginarium Creative Studio., and Alfredo Anceschi.
BARCELONA/SPAIN: The Executive Committee of the Fundació Gran Teatre del Liceu convened last Thursday morning to approve the extension of Maestro Josep Pons’s contract as music director of the Fundació Gran Teatre del Liceu for the next four seasons.