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This exhibition, the first in the series The Royal Journey, focuses on journeys as a link between the monarch and the people. While the focus is on journeys made by the present king and queen, the exhibition also looks at excursions to other countries by King Haakon VII and Queen Maud, King Olav V and Crown Princess Märtha.
VILNIUS: Founded in 1997, the annual Festival of Vilnius is one of the most prestigious, solid and versatile musical events in Lithuania. With primary interest in presenting classical music, Performed by the Established soloist, ensemble and Symphony Orchestra from all over the world, it ook promotes contemporary Lithuanian music by commissioning new large-scale works, and offers a […]
José Montalvo and Dominique Hervieu continued to pay tribute to George Gershwin young audience with this version of Good Morning, Mr. Gershwin : an ideal of music that sticks to their dance imagery.
4 years jubilee: The opening of the new operahouse in Oslo, Norway 12th. April 2008, was a remarkable event. After the performance all the Oslo area was pleased by a fairytale firework. A few days ago it was 4 years jubilee. Time is running. By Henning Høholt
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter har nylig åpnet en utstilling som fokuserer på Sonja Henie som skøyteløper, filmskuespillerinne, forretningskvinne og kunstsamler. Kunstsenteret har for øvrig en fast utstilling av hennes premier og pokaler. Kunstsenter på Høvikodden utenfor Oslo ble åpnet i 1968. Omtale ved Synnøve Nord.
Isabelle Faust and Claudio Abbado, both greatly inspired, express mutual feelings to make us live these deep emotions: the violinist through her clarity of sound, her great variety of colours as well as her perfect pitch, whilst the conductor was able to create within the orchestra varied moods, sometimes rarefied, sometimes sorrowful and profound but always intensely expressive. The result is really extraordinary and deeply moving. The Concerto that impressed me the most was the one by Berg: a surely memorable performance. It is about a piece of great emotional impact, Review by Fabio Bardelli.
Opera Bastille is premiering a new Paris production of Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. “As usual” Performed together with I Pagliacci (Bajazzo) by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Staged by Giancarlo del Monaco. Outstanding musicality. The first one touches the hearts, the second one not. Review by Henning Høholt. Photos by
Den som forventet å møte elefanter og kameler på scenen ble nok litt skuffet over premierenav Aida som så dagens lys på den Norske Opera og Ballett (DNOB) i april 2012. Den glamourøse utstyrsoperaen – grand opera — var denne gang skrellet ned til en dyster fortelling om krigen mellom Egypt og Eritrea og noen menneskers skjebne knyttet til den. Verd opera er full av vakker musikk og sangerne gjorde den til en uforglemmelig opplevelse.
Kritikk ved Claus Drecker. Fotos: Erik Berg
Outstanding ROMAS CEIZARIS – “A STAR IS BORN”!
New in the production of Blue Danube, at the Monday evening performance was Romas Ceizaris in the leading role as the dancing composer and violinist Franz. He is filling up the scene when he is on stage, not afraid of giving it all the beauty, temperament and all the musicality he has inside in him self, it was a star dancing. Beautiful details, long, high jumps, good detailed feet work, musicality, perfect endings,. Brilliant stage appearance. I am privilliged to say about Romas Ceizaris “A Star is born”. Review by Henning Høholt. All photos: Martynas Aleksa.
75° Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Florence, Italy, 4th may – 10th june 2012 “Il Viaggio – Dalla Mitteleuropa al Sudamerica” “The Travel – From Mitteleurope to South America” By Fabio Bardelli translation from italian to english Bruno Tredicine FLORENCE: This year the prestigious Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, still one of the most important […]
The 22nd Festival Sinfonia en Périgord PERIGORD: One of the highlighted music festivals in the summer is arranged in Perigord, where the one more beautiful place after the other is being filled up with audience and music from all kind of the baroque periode. By Henning Hoholt From 27 August to 1 September 2012 Josyane […]
Napoleon’s Wars, seen with Louis François Lejeune´s eyes THE ESSENTIAL VERSAILLES: From 14 February to 13 May 2012, the palace of Versailles presents the exhibition Napoleon’s Wars. Louis François Lejeune, general and painter in the Africa and Crimea rooms. The curatorship of this exhibition is provided by Valérie Bajou, Curator at the palace of Versailles. From 14 February […]
FAMOUSE CONTEMPORARY BALLET COMPANIES PRESENTATIONS IN PARIS By Henning Høholt PARIS: It is not only the Ballet at the Paris Opera which is presenting ballets in Paris. Internationally the large famouse companies are also visiting Paris, and many smaller companies tryes to attend the interest of the Paris audience, and it is very interesting to […]
Marc-Antoine Charpentier DAVID AND JONATHAN AIX EN PROVENCE: Biblical tragedy in five acts with and a prologue Libretto by Père François de Paule Bretonneau Created on 28 February 1688 at the Collège Louis-le-Grand in Paris Musical direction William Christie Stage direction Andreas Homoki Set designer Paul Zoller Costumes designer Gideon Davey Light designer Franck Evin […]
LEIF OVE ANDSNES , Pianist Florence, Italy. Teatro della Pergola. march 31st, 2012 Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is touring Europe celebrating the 25 years since his debut, and he has given a very beautiful concert in Florence in Teatro della Pergola, filled up with enthusiastic audience. Review by Fabio Bardelli, translation from italian to english […]
PARIS: In Stefan Herheims regi of Eugene Onegin in Amsterdam Onegin is really the titelroleholder, Bo Boje Skovhus, as he is present on stage a lot of the time, even, when he is only thought about, speaking about or been writing to, as for exempel in Tatjanas letter scene, where he is reading her letterand replying on it in writing when […]
After a successful Edvard Munch retrospective, the Pompidou Centre turns to Henri Matisse for an introspective exhibition on Fauvism (Matisse, paires et séries), It opened 7th March 2012. But before that we had the great pleasure to attend the EDVARD MUNCH L’OEIL MODERNE 1900-1944 By Henning Høholt, text and photos from the exhibition. PARIS: It was […]
St. Matthew Passion opens Easter celebration at the Theatre des Champs Elyseeson Monday evening. It was a peaceful serious presentation. Talents Lyric and Arsys Bourgogne Choir, in addition 6 young girls from Childrens Choir de la Maitrise de Paris. Conducted by Pierre Cao. Review by Henning Høholt The St. Matthew Passion is a sacred oratorio from the Passions written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double […]
The good circus initiative Urban Circolombia is guesting at Cirque en Chantier in Paris, performing splendid circus artistic of high quality. Review by Henning Høholt. Photos from the performance: Tomas Bagackas. PARIS: Urban is a free evocation of life in the streets of Cali, Colombia, where the exuberance, the music is dance with force as necessary counterpoints, the happy violence commonplace of the popular neighborhoods, from where all the young artists on scene comes. The street is […]
Daniel Barenboim: Bruckner / Mozart. Staatskapelle Berlin at Salle Pleyel, Paris Daniel Barenboim has with the work of Anton Bruckner complicity particular, to the point that the Israeli-Argentine leader has become over the years one of his best servants. When the highly experienced Staatskapelle Berlin, unites power and precision with Daniel Barenboim, the conductor/pianist will deliver his interpretation of […]
Dorothée Gilbert as Swanilda, Mathias Heymann as Frantz, José Martinez as Coppélius and Fabrice Bourgeois as Spalanzani are heading the splendid cast from the Ballet from Opera de Paris in their performing of the wonderful ballet Coppélia, together with Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris, Patrice Bart (Chorégraphy), and the wellknown music splendid played by Orchestre Colonne, conducted by […]
Sunday evening April 1, Mezzo presented Don Quixote in a version with the Dutch National Ballet Review by Henning Høholt. AMSTERDAM: Dutch National Ballet with their version of Don Quixote. Realised and additional choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, but based on the version by Marius Petipa and Alexandre Gorsky. This version has been created exclusively for the company by […]
Den norske kriminallitteraturene har sin egen pris, “Rivertonprisen”, som deles ut av Rivertonklubben i samarbeid med andre aktører i bokbransjen. Torkil Damhaug mottok nylig denne prestisjefylte prisen sammen med en gylden og plombert revolver. Prisen kalles også Den gyldne revolver. Omtalt av Synnøve Nord Rivertonklubben ble opprettet i 1972, og har siden delt ut en årlig pris til […]
DANCE YOUR LIFE at Pompidou Center, Paris last day April 2nd 2012. This outstanding exhibition has managde to collect the mst impressing collection of dance with links to visual arts from 1900 until today. It is a large success for the Pompidou center, and has been visitid by a large audience. Please enjoy the photos […]
Fauré, Saint-Säens, Debussy, Ravel – and Bizet with Orcestre National de France, conducted by Daniele Gatti. Cellosolist Antonio Meneses. Review by Henning Høholt Gabriel Fauré Pelléas and Mélisande. It´s interesting that with a few weeks interval to experience how different two famous French impressionistic composer Debussy and Fauré in Paris are describing their impression of teh […]