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SWEDEN: One of the recent years most promising opera festival’s in Sweden with the strange sounding name “Opera på Skäret” near the small town of Kopparberg have successfully managed to deliver a fresh, young and energetic performance of Lucia di Lammermoor. In the titelrole the Chinese coloratura soprano Yitian Luan. Kristian Benedikt as Edgardo. Anton Eriksson – Enrico. Levente Pàll – Raimondo. conductor Marcello Mottadelli. Sten Niclasson is both stage director and artistic director of the festival. Review by Signore Ascolta. Photos: Andreas Hylthén.
LUCCA: TOSCA at Torre del Lago by Puccini in his own home: a few hundred metres from his favourite residence, in front of Lago di Massaciuccoli that was the background when he went shooting coots, a new open air Theatre was built a few years ago. In tthe titelrole: Oksana Dyk. Rudy Park was Mario Cavaradossi, Conductor Alberto Veronesi. Review by Fabi Bardelli.
STOCKHOLM: Orlando paladino Joseph Haydn, which is premiered July 29th, are together with Jason & Medea by Francesco Cavalli, which were performed in May-June, the two summer operas at Drottningholm Castle Theatre.. Sweden. Conductor • Mark Tatlow. Director • Sigrid T’Hooft. Designer • Stephan Dietrich.
POTSDAM: On the occasion of the 300th birthday anniversary of King Frederick the Great, Potsdam – the city of palaces – will be in the centre of action. The birthday will be celebrated with different events during all 2012. The Potsdam Baroque Festival is just finished, but we are allready pleased to inform that the next year 2013 the programmes headline will be baroque music by Scandinavian composers. Which, unfortnately often is being forgotten in the festival programmes in the central parts of Europe.
VERSAILLES: Marc Minkowsky conducted brilliant performances of the Händel opera Tamerlano at The Royal Opera de Versailles. Review by Henning Høholt
COPENHAGEN: Det danske kompagni Pivot Dance Company har begejstret publikum verden over bl.a. på de mange udenlandsrejser med Dronningen. Tag med bag kulissen og mød ægteparret og stifterne af kompagniet Mette-Louise og Jesper Kryger, når de gør sig klar til deres første, egentlige forestilling med 15 dansere. Premiere 27. juli kl. 19:00.
Renée Fleming´s Arabella is beautiful at Opera Bastille in Paris. Her wonderful voice is still at its best, and her musicality, stage appearance and personality also as Arabella is outstanding. In the beginning she is singing a lot with moderato and pianissimo, which gives it all an extra beauty. Michael Volle is outstanding as Mandryka. The wonderful soprano Genia Kühmer sings Zdenka. Review by Henning Høholt
PARIS: In Gilbert Deflo´s version of L´Amour des Trois Oranges, from 2005, opera by Sergei Prokoffiev, they have placed it in the best comedia dell arte tradition. As Prokofiev in 1917 was being proposed by Meyerhold, to pay interest to Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806) history L´Amore delle tre melaranc. Review by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacob at Musee des Arts Decoratif, Paris. 9 March–16 september 2012. By Henning Høholt, most of the photos by Tomas Bagackas, – from the opening of the exhibition. This great exhibition is still running at Louvre, and audience are still queiung up to enter. It is interesteing to enjoy how informative the […]
With elegance, precision, and impeccable research, Marie-France Pochna recreates this one-of-a-kind world of glamour and luxury and situates Dior’s fairy-tale career in the rich tapestry of Paris cultural life.
SIENA, Italy: The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, . Led by conductor Jurij Temirkanov, they gave a memorable concert in Siena, in the program of Settimana Musicale Senese. Review by Fabio Bardelli.
In 2013 Les Ballets Russes, who just had a great success with their 2012 production, shall present Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov´s The Golden Cockerel (Le coq d’or) at Théâtre des Champs Élysées. July 9.-12. July 2013.
BRAZIL: Kasparas Uinskas and Nikita Borisoglebsky is touring in Brazil, where Uinskas will perform solo recitals as well as chamber music programs with violinist, Tchaikovsky Competition 2nd prize winner – Nikita Borisoglebsky. From 8th to 19th of July, 2012. By Tomas Bagackas.
PARIS: An evening full of highlights from wellknown French composers. – To me it seems that to take Offenbachs wonderful music and make a new arrangement, as Manuel Rosenthal has done and then putting him self up as composer of it, is like stealing a piece from another composer, changing it and then presenting it like his own. I dont like that. But the piece was deliciouse, and the audience loved it, but it is still by Jacques Offenbach, arranged by Manuel Rosenthal. Negative. But a good concert. Review by Henning Høholt.
LONDON: The Cape Town Opera will charm London with their wonderful production of George Gershwins opera Porgy and Bess. we enjoyed it some years ago in Oslo, where also the first Bess, Anne Brown, who then still has alive was present among the audience. It was a great experience. Energetic, musicality of first class. By Henning Høholt
PARIS: Seiji Ozawa International Academy, Schwitzerland guested Théâte des Chapms Élysées, Paris July 4th where 5 different stringquartets and one stringquintet, made of this years students from theSeiji Ozawa Academy, presented each their one – two movements of each their quartet or quintet of the following composers: Tchaikovskij, Bartok, Schumann, Beethoven, Mendelssohn og Schubert.. By Henning Høholt.
Please enjoy Valeria Komissarovas wonderful photos from Patrick de Bana´s creation af Cleopatra – Ida Rubinstein with Ilse Liepa, beautiful in the titelrole at Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris. By Henning Høholt
OSLO + SKIEN: We’re about to hit peak season for all things Ibsen with the Ibsen Festival, award cermony for the International Ibsen Award, the Ibsen Conference, the Ibsen Scholarships and the Norwegian Ibsen Award announced. The International Ibsen Festival 2012.
OSLO: Christian Krohgs malerier fra 1880- og 90-årene pryder nå flere av salene i Nasjonalgalleriet. En utstilling du kan se helt frem til midten av september.. Synnøve Nord beskriver utstillingen.
PARIS: 6 years has gone since DYRBERG/KERN last time exposed at the famouse French high class bijoutterie exhibition “The Fashion Side of Jewellery – BIJORHCA in Paris. But now they are back, and represented with a good exhibition with their elegant collection of handmade jewellery and watches of high quality.. By Henning Høholt.
KØBENHAVN: 7. juli kl. 20.30 er der repremiere på H.C. Andersens berømte eventyrfortælling Fyrtøjet omsat til ballet påPantomimeteatret. Scenografien er skabt af Dronning Magrethe, Koreografi Dinna Børn. Musik James Price.
FLORENCE: Now the Teatro Comunale of Florence proposes this opera once more, and rightly so, also because Verdi’s masterpiece is an ideal start for those who see operas on stage for the first time, or for a young audience, something that the opera world needs very much. Review by Fabio Bardelli.
NAPOLI: In these last days of the Napoli Teatro Festival, there has been an interesting focus on Israeli dance, hosting three companies from that country, including young choreographer Defi Altabeb with her ‘Sensitivity to heat’, Sensitivity to heat was a world prèmiere as we have seen it, and musically based on opera: instrumental music and two arias from famous works: Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Verdi’s Traviata, Pochielli’s Dance of the hours from Gioconda, Rossini’s Barbiere, Carmen. Review by Bruno Tredicine.
My evening with Paul Taylor Dancecompany at Théâtre National de Chaillot started with Brandenburgs from 1988, to Musis by Johann Sebastian Bach. Followed by The Uncommitted to Music by Arvo Pärt, and ended with Beloved Renegade, Music Francis Poulencs Gloria. Review by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: The WHO’S NEXT catwalk show is a must-see during the trade show. As addictive as ever, you’ll feel like watching it every day and maybe even twice a day! Inspired and inspiring, this catwalk show – a lot more than a simple fashion show – is a real creative boost, a shot of adrenaline. Staged just like a music hall, it’s a dance show built around one specific theme each season that includes a wide range of creative talents.