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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.
Last evening, it was the premiere of the “Russian Seasons of 21st Century” at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. The 4th season was promising, with Le Spectre de la Rose and The Firebird, by Mikhail Fokine, but also surprising with an original choreography by Patrick de Bana called Cléopâtre – Ida Rubinstein. It was a great success. Review by Christophe de Jouvancourt..
COPENHAGEN: This year’s main exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark brings together a range of absolute masterpieces by Matisse from museums and private collections from all across the world. The exhibition, which is realised as a result of co-operation between the National Gallery of Denmark, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, adds a new chapter to our shared understanding of the French master painter.
Det er en stor glede å kunne ønske fiolinisten Alexander Rybak velkommen til Vigeland-museet søndag 1.juli klokken 14. Sammen med pianisten Stefan Zlatanos vil han presentere et klassisk program for fiolin og klaver. Alexander har nettopp tatt sin Bachelor grad ved Barratt- Dues Musikkinstitutt.
PARIS: It was Revelations, an old choreography by Alvin Ailey from 1960, which became the biggest hit at the opening night with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Theatre du Chatelet during Les étés de la danse 8th edition, which goes on in Paris right now.. Review by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: “Art has lost the last representative of great painting”, wrote Paul Claudel in Le Figaro on 14 December 1945, on the death of his friend José María Sert. He was a “modern Baroque”, full of references to mainstream tradition but declaring the topicality of his art. Visited by Henning Høholt and Tomas Bagackas.
PARIS: In the concertproduction of Claudio Monteverdi´s opera Orfeo by Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann ensemble and Choir, is the young White Russian tenor NIKOLAY BORCHEV outstanding and convincing in the titelrole as ORFEO. Review by Henning Høholt
Den eneste klassiske musikkfestivalen som er tilbake i Norge, Kirsten Flagstad Festivalen på Hamar 2012, hadde sin siste konsertdag søndag 17. juni. Også i år var det en stor suksess, både kunstnerisk og i form av publikums oppslutning.
Siste helt klassiske musikkfestivalen i Norge? Omtale ved Henning Høholt
OSLO: Stig Beite Løken debuterer med en samling noveller som forsøker å bære med seg drømmenes tvetydigheter, men i det store og det hele flater den ut som uforståelige mumlinger i søvne. Den første novellen, «Bassenget», er samlingens sterkeste, hvor vi leser om to unge gutter, alene i mørket ved et svømmebasseng. På Cappelen Damm. Anmeldt av Jørgen Husemoen
GENEVA: Christof Loy has staged an amazing black and white Macbeth at the Geneva Opera. Amazing because of two significant details. He has done it in black and white as an old film, but with very clear personages played on stage, and that he is having the outstanding soprano Jennifer Larmore in the demanding role as Lady Macbeth, Review by Henning Høholt