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Det triste ved Isolde Kritikk skrevet av Claus Drecker Hver gang jeg tenker på ‘Tristan & Isolde’ kommer Brahms ‘Von ewiger Liebe’ i erindring. I motsetning til Johannes Brahms Lied om den evige kjærligheten er Richard Wagners opera en lang og intens fortelling om den umulige kjærlighet mellom Tristan og Isolde som er ufrivillig og varer til deres ‘ersehnte […]
ALCINA. Musically highlight in Lausanne. Review by Henning Høholt Upon waiting for returning to their normal home in the opera house of Lausanne, new opening 5. October 2012. The opera ensemble is giving performances in Metropol, a large concert house, but with a too little scenic space. – It works well. The latest production is […]
OSLO: Tristan and Isolde is presented at the Nationalopera in Oslo with a new Tristan and Isolde Sunday 4th March. Allready in the first pause, the SMS messages was belling in to the editor, about a big victory for the operahouse. Review by Tomas Bagackas. Photos: Erik Berg. Tristan and Isolde became a romantic and […]
Part of the Latest reviews, critics and stories from Kulturkompasset: Kulturkompasset: Kategorier: • Opera. Ballett. Kultur og underholdning • Musikk • Bildende kunst • Scenekunst. 50 av 282 artikler 1. Thursday. 16. feb. 2012 kl. 06:00 Tom Ford. Tom Ford has become one of fashion’s great icons. In the past decade, he transformed Gucci from a […]
TOSCA IN FLORENCE review by Fabio Bardelli Every time I attend a performance of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini I wonder about the reasons of its unbelievable success, which has been lasting since its première in 1900. Truth is that Tosca is a mix of felicitous combinations that are not easy to find in other works: politics in […]
KULTURKOMPASSET Dear readers of Kulturkompasset around in the world. From my hotelroom in Geneve I can see the top of the 140 meter hign fountain in the Geneve lake. Kulturkompasset has had technical problem for some 10 days, where it has not been up, but all our crtics and cooperators in Europe has been busy […]
In 1996 Marie-France Pochna wrote a book about Dior, which is still actual for the fashion world: Darling of high society, creator of the “New Look”, Dior shot to international fame almost overnight at the age of 47. At first his creations provoked angry accusations of unpatriotic extravagance, but women everywhere soon warmed to his hour-glass lines and long, rustling skirts.
Mozarts mesterværk Don Juan præsenteres i en opsætning af dansk teaters fornemste æstetiker, Mikael Melbye, der senest med Die tote Stadt har fejret triumfer i Aarhus.
Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy.
What woman can resist imagining herself in a beautiful designer dress? Here, for the first time ever, are 100 fabulous gowns from the permanent collection of the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, each of which is a reminder of the ways fashion reflects the broader culture that created it.
Søndag gir Christine Brewer Bjørvika-publikummet en helaften på Hovedscenen på Operaen i Oslo, blant annet med Wagners Wesendonck-Lieder på programmet.
Tom Ford has become one of fashion’s great icons. In the past decade, he transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world.
Almanakk for Norge har eksistert siden 1644, og har siden den gang vært uunværlig i mange norske hjem. Siden 1814 har Universitetet i Oslo vært ansvarlig for almanakken. En egen almanakk-komité er oppnevnt av det akademiske kollegium. Opplaget er nå på ca 70.000, men denne viktige lille boken er aldri med på bestselgerlistene. Omtale ved Synnøve Nord.
Marianne First in the titelrole as Manon and Jean-Francois Borra as Chevallier Des Grieux made their debut in Jules Massenets demanding and beautiful Manon at Opera Bastille in Paris Friday Februaru 10th. It became success for both the two outstanding singers. Review by Henning Høholt
Fenelon has composed his music in an interesting way, made for big orchestra in the grave, and in addition on stage in the first act (for the ball) a chamber orchestra consisting of two groups, a string quintet and an enlarged wooden quintet. They are performing alone, in dialogue with and as a contrast to the large orchestra. After the break this chamber orchestra is moved closer to the audience, and then it sounds much better, as their now is a clear contrast, and dialogue between these two parts. Review by Henning Høholt.
Kasparas Uinskas DVD cover
Kasparas Uinskas, from Lithuania, is one of the most interesting pianists of the new generations, and this DVD shows his concert dèbut in 2008 in Berlin Philharmonie.
Concert’s program is ambitious and very important: works by Rachmaninov (including the famous Sonata N. 2) together with a “classic” like Chopin, and Haydn, whose Sonatas are quite unusual. Review by Fabio Bardelli, translation from italian to english Bruno Tredicine
Med stor glede leser jeg om det planlagte gjestespill som Den Norske Opera & Ballett skal gjennomføre kommende sommer til Savonlinna operaen i Finland. Denne festivalen kan i år feire sitt 100 års jubileum. I Savonlinna skal man fremføre “Peter Grimes” av Benjamin Britten i Paul Currans glimrende regi, og “Den siste Nattevakt” av Gisle Kverndokk. Med beklagelse må jeg konstatere at det virker som om operaen i dag tilsynelatende ”glemmer” fortiden og invitasjoner under tidligere sjefer fordi de kun ønsker å fokusere på sin egen dyktighet.
Av Henning Høholt. Opera og ballett kritiker. Medlem af: Press Musical International, Paris. Sjefredaktør i Kulturkompasset.
Alexander McQueen — the “Master of the Fantastic” — is making headlines once again as Kate Middleton wore a gown designed by Sarah Burton of the House of McQueen for her wedding to Prince William.
On 16th june 2010, venezuelan young conductor Diego Matheuz made his dèbut in Florence, an exciting experience specially for what concernes Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony. In that occasion, the young violinist Sergey Khachatryan was on stage, and now after two years for his second Florence performance, Matheuz meets another young soloist, Daniil Trifonov, a Russian […]
The quality of the Gala was really high and the audience of Nancy answered more than positively. It was a wonderful opportunity to discover the young talents of the National Ballet. The theatre was full and could have easily been filled a second time. Let’s hope that this first time could become a tradition. Review by Christophe de Jouvancourt. Photo by © Gruber Ballet Opera
For meg var høydepunktet “konferansieren”, strålende fremført av OLE MARTIN MELAND, som både klarte å holde oppmerksomheten fangen verbalt, til og med før det hele startet, i tillegg til å prate et forbildelig tydelig diksjon og forståelig språk, men også kastet seg ut i de mest halsbrekkende dansevariasjoner, samtidig med at han verbalt holdt koken oppe, og kjørte sine meddansere på scenen, – og publikum i salen, slik at tempoet iblant var skremmende høyt. Det er flott å oppleve en slik virtuos kapasitet i danseverdenen. En opplevelse, som ikke vil bli positivt glemt på meget lenge. Bravo. Kritikk ved Henning Høholt.
Storyteller er basert på tanken at en musiker er en musiker og at man skal formidle noe, enten man synger med stemmen på tekst eller spiller tonene på en trompet. Mange har vært inne på det samme, kanskje spesielt trompetister i og med at standardrepertoaret for solotrompet og orkester er relativt lite. Kritikk av Magnus Mulligan.
Rossini composed his scenic cantata “Il viaggio a Reims” for the crowning of Charles X, King of France, and it was performed for the first time in Paris in 19th june 1825. It was a great success, In this performance in Florence the artists are of average quality, with some good exceptions, such as young China tenor Yijie Shi as Cavalier Belfiore. Among the female artists, Eva Mei (Madama Cortese), Auxiliadora Toledano (Corinna), and the Rossini-expert Marianna Pizzolato (Melibea) show class and experience. Review by Fabio Bardelli. Translation from italian to english Bruno Tredicin
It became a memorable operaevening at the Norwegian National Opera, when their outstanding wonderful lyric dramatic soprano through very many years, Itziar Martinez Galdos, sung her last “normal” operaperformance, wonderful was she as Lady Macbeth at Giuseppe Verdis opera Macbeth, at the operahouse in Oslo, January 10th. 2012.- By Henning Høholt.
German composers had a special place in Wilhelm Furtwängler’s career. Tahra label has now issued a very interesting cd with a live concert from Hamburg, on 27th october 1951. Under the great conductor we find the Symphonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, still active today, an orchestra also mainly active in german music. Tahra Records. Review by Fabio Bardelli, translation from italian to english Bruno Tredicine