Time Out of Mind

Tcherniakov, Das Rheingold © 2022 by Monika Rittershaus
Whatever you were expecting, this probably wasn’t it.Dmitri Tcherniakov’s productions for the Staatsoper Berlin over the past decade have made a point of pushing operatic texts outside their comfort zones in ways that open up new avenues of meaning while retaining the emotional essence of the original
Estados Unidos

Santa Fe Opera 2: An Old-fashioned Entertainment

McVicar, Falstaff © 2022 by Curtis Brown
The new production of 'Falstaff' was a success on nearly all fronts.Sir David McVicar’s energetic, lightly ribald staging made easy work of the densely-plotted action while the vigorous musical direction of Paul Daniel and a strong ensemble led by the charismatic Falstaff of Quinn Kelsey ensured that the intricacies of the score emerged with absolute clarity.

The Middle Path

Gustavo Dudamel © Orquesta Filarmónica de Los Ángeles
Mr Dudamel’s Mahler is often brilliant – and invariably accessible – there have been moments in the past where it has all seemed a bit too tidy.For his recent performance of the Second, however, he delivered a reading in which the moment-to-moment thrill of bringing the music to life eclipsed any hint of mannerism.

Piden la retirada de 'Lakmé' en la Washington Concert Opera

'Lakmé' de Delibes © 2021 by Wikipedia
Un grupo de hindús piden la retirada de 'Lakmé' porque "trivializa gravemente la religión hindú y otras tradiciones"
Estados Unidos

Rosa Antonelli from Steinway Hall in New York

Rosa Antonelli © 2020 by Rosa Antonelli
Milonga del Ángel, by Piazzolla, querendona and nostalgic, is one of the pianist's favorite works.It tells the story of an angel who magically arrives in Buenos Aires at Christmas to heal the sad and longing soul of the vast, enormous mass of immigrants who miss their homeland.

The full extent of Granados’s genius will remain elusive for some time to come

Enrique Granados en contexto © 2020 by FIMTE
While hardly a ‘Spanish Craze’ there was nevertheless a marked increase in performances of music by Spanish composers in England in the wake of Granados’s death, a movement that undoubtedly paved the way for the spectacular success of El sombrero de tres picos in London in 1919.

Jesús García: I don’t see any difference between Art and Illustration

Gandalf © 2016 by Jesús García Design
In general terms, liberty is the ability to be able to express yourself and live a fulfilled life, provided, always, that you don’t hurt anyone in the process.Art is simply another form of expression to which we have a right.

Ricardo Llorca estrena en Lituania su ópera 'Las Horas Vacías'

Las horas vacías © 2020 by Klaipėdos opera
La ópera del compositor alicantino Ricardo Llorca, compuesta en el año 2007, se estrenará en Klaipéda y Vilnius en septiembre de 2020 dirigida por Alexis Soriano.El estreno en Lituania llega 13 años después de su estreno absoluto en versión de concierto en su ciudad natal, Benidorm.

Reabre el Museo Beethoven de Bonn

La casa natal de Beethoven en Bonn, la famosa Beethoven-Haus, reabrió sus puertas el pasado 15 de mayo.Por el momento abre solamente los fines de semana de viernes a domingo y todos los días festivos de 11 a.m.

Gratis el 'Digital Concert Hall' de la Filarmónica de Berlín, el Met y la Ópera de Viena

La Filarmónica de Berlín ha cerrado hasta el 19 de abril todas sus actividades, pero a cambio ha abierto su 'Digital Concert Hall' gratuitamente durante treinta días, lo que incluye un maravilloso archivo de más de 600 conciertos, documentales, etc.