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ODENSE/LOUSIANA: Den i Danmark boende russiske sopran Yana Kleyn har sin debutkoncert fra Syddansk Musikkonservatorium med programmet ”Sangens sjæl og operaens væsen” med værker af Sjostakovitj, Verdi, Poulenc, Mozart og Tjajkovskij. Omtale ved Henning Høholt.
Det blir trommer og trompeter, landstrykere og soldater, sinte byfolk og glade musikanter når Barnekoret ved Den Norske Opera feirer Thorbjørn Egners 100-årsjubileum med forestillingen Musikantene kommer til byen.
STRASBOURG: Der Ferne Klang by Franz Schreker, which the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg is premiering this autumn, is musically an interesting opera, with many good qualities. Strassbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera du Rhin Operachoir, has done a good work in the musical preparations leaded by the music chief Marko Letonja. Musically it sounds great. Review by Henning Høholt.
STRASSBOURG: The big highlight of the evening came in the second part, where Gustav Mahlers wonderful “Das Lied vonder Erde” was programmed. It became an extraordinary performance. CHRISTIANNE STOTIJN, alto voice who became the highlight of the evening and Simon O´Neill was a brilliant tenor in Mahler. All conducted by Marko Letonja. Review and photos by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France concerted in SallePleyel October 5th conducted by Alexander Vedernikov, and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger as piano soloist in Claude Debussys Fantasie for piano and orchestre in G- major. And Tsjaikovskijs Symfomi no 4. Review by Henning Høholt
The author Ingar Sletten Kolloen, has a brilliant pen, he knows how to form his history so the audience trust in it. This is the biography of the most famous woman. Sonja Haraldsen changed the royal family when she after nine years of fighting for love finally got his crown. Forfatter: Ingar Sletten Kolloen. Omtalt av Henning Høholt.
As a part of the 100 years jubilee for Théatre des Champs Élysees in Paris a Triologie of Medea is in the program. Some parts of the opera was so musically and beautiful performed that it is not possible to describe it.Review by Henning Høholt.
OSLO: Med Gustav Mahlers 9 Symfoni, dirigert av Leif Segerstam beveger Den Norske Operas Orkester seg mot nye kunstneriske høyder.Jeg er stolt over å kunne konstatere ay Oslo nå har to store filharmoniske orkester av internasjonalt nivå. Denne fremføringen understreket dette. Orkestrets høye kvalitets nivå plasserer seg, blant de fremste symfoniorkestre i Europa idag. Kritikk ved Henning Høholt,
PARIS: GIULIANO PEPARINI who is the director and choreographer of 1789, has managed to make it a lively musical production, where the choreography is jumping naturally out of the history, furthermore the good cutting between the sequences is very well made, so i have the feeling that i am anjoying a live motion picture production, absolutely wonderful made. Review by Henning Høholt..
Leif Segerstam dirigerer Den Norske Operas Orkester i Mahlers 9. Symfoni på Operaen i Oslo, søndag 21. Oktober. Den niende symfonien var den siste Mahler fullførte. Enkelte, som Arnold Schönberg, har spekulert i at 9 symfonier er en slags øvre grense for komponister, ettersom verken Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak eller Mahler rakk å skrive flere. ” De som har skrevet en niende symfoni har stått for nær det hinsidige. Han som ønsker å gå utover det må forgå”, sa han i en minnetale for Mahler i oktober 1912.
Yinka Shonibare is well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonial debates within the contemporary context of globalisation through a range of classical artistic media spanning painting, sculpture, and photography.
PISA; The inauguration of the new season of the Teatro Verdi in Pisa was a very pleasant evening. Turandot comes back to this glorious opera house when many years ago Maria Callas, Beniamino Gigli, Titta Ruffo graced the stage, with such conductors as Toscanini, Mascagni, or Leoncavallo. Review by Fabio Bardelli
Orchestra National de France´s Opera concert Saturday 29 September at Salle Pleyel, were highlighted by a line of great singers. Karine Deshayes together with Roberto Alagna in Jules Massenet´s short opera La Navarraise. And Ainhoa Arteta together with Roberto Alagana as brilliant soloists in David Alagnas Opera Le Dernier Jour d´un condamné, (The Last Day of […]
OSLO: Blomqvist arrangerer sin Moderne Auksjon tirsdag 16.oktober. Her finner vi bildende kunst og møbler – og noen bonde-møbler og -antikviteter, som en effektfull medspiller til de moderne objektene. Omtalt av Synnøve Nord. Fotos: Richard Jeffries.
PARIS: A wonderful opera evening. A highlight evening in the 100 years jubilee for Théâtre des Champs Élysées, and a very representative evening for Les Grandes Voix, who again and again are marking that Paris and Versailles is the musically center of the higlights in Europe.. All the opera interested world have had the posibility to enjoy Elina Garanca as Carmen in the Metropolitan production which was developed to the whole world. To night she was live present at Theatre des Champs Elysee in Paris, together with Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, all conducted “con amore” by the brilliant conducter Karel Mark Chichon. Review and photo by Henning Høholt
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union (EU). The union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe. Nobels komite for fredsprisen har i år bestemt seg for å gi den til noe som ligger nært på Skandinavien og Norge, EU. Gratulerer.
FLORENCE: Crescentini concert in FLorence: Ms. Comparato shows a solid luminous voice, homogeneous throughout its range. She stresses the meaning of the words, which makes her an ideal singer for the recitatives, which are – as we have seen – so important in these Cantatas. Review by Fabio Bardelli
ITALY: Although his name is not likely to ring a bell for most opera lovers, Girolamo Crescentini (1762-1846) was a famous composer and voice teacher (among his pupils there was even Isabella Colbran). It was however his career as a sopranist that brought him the widest acclaim all over Europe, as he turned out to be one of last great Italian castrati. Review by Fabio Bardelli.
KØBENHAVN: Når Love Never Dies får premiere på Det Ny Teater, vil København være det eneste sted i verden, hvor Andrew Lloyd Webbers fortsættelse af The Phantom of the Opera kan opleves. Det Ny Teater sin egen produktion af Love Never Dies baseret på musik og tekst fra den australske opsætning fra 2011. Regi Daniel Bohr.
The wonderful ballet company from New York: Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo has been performing at Folies Bergere in Paris for app two week. It has been a great success. And as far as we know they will return to Paris in 2-3 years. By Henning Høholt
PARIS: West Side Story will be premiered at Theatre du Chatelet, Paris 26th October 2012 and run until January 1. 2013. Music by Leonard Bernstein, Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins. In Paris Direction and choreography by Joey McKneely,
PARIS: Orchestre National de France also had its season opening concert this week at Théatre des Champs Élysées with Ludwig van Beethoven Leonora Ouverture 3, Beethovens trio concerto with thre brilliant soloists and after the break Richard Strauss wonderful and very demanding Ein Heldenleben -A Hero’s Life. The evening became like a “fairytale”. Leaded by its musicchief Danielle Gatti. Review by Henning Høholt
PARIS: Janacek – Richard Strauss – Dvorak was a good programcombination for the concert Thursday 4th October at Salle Pleyel, with Orchestra de Paris, conducted by Tomas Netapil, and with Anja Harteros, sopran as soloist in Vier Letzte Lieder by Richard Strauss. Review by Henning Høholt.
GENEVA: Following in the steps of Michel Fokine, Serge Lifar or indeed Mats Ek, the young Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg offers his version of Giselle.’ The world premiere of this exciting new production for the Grand Théâtre de Genève Ballet Company was 2nd October and will run until 7!th October 2102. Review by Henning Høholt.. Photos: Gregory Batardon
The Melodyia edition of this historical performance of The Tsar’s Bride written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is a cause for reflections about the music and the performers.. Review by Fabio Bardelli.