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Bieito's Carmen returns to English National Opera

‘Men Behaving Badly’ wouldn’t be a bad subtitle for Calixto Bieito’s production of Carmen, currently being revived at ENO.
Tags: Religion, Carmen, Bieito, Calixto Bieito

Les Troyens, Opéra national de Paris, 28 January 2019

Opéra Bastille Énée (Brandon Jovanovich)Images: Vincent Pontet / Opéra national de Paris Cassandre – Stéphanie d’Oustrac Ascagne – Michèle Losier Hécube – Véronique Gens Énée – Brandon Jovanovich Chorèbe – Stéphane Degout Panthée – Christian Helmer Hector’s Ghost – Thomas Dear Priam – Paata Burchuladze Greek Captain – Jean-Luc Ballestra Soldier – Jean-François Marras Polyxène – Sophie Clasisse Didon – Ekaterina Seme...
Tags: Religion, Paris, Jordan, Opera, Anna, Pluto, Covent Garden, Carmen, Centre Pompidou, Daniel Barenboim, Bizet, Barenboim, Carthage, Paris Opera, Gluck, Berlioz

The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera, 13 January 2019

Royal Opera House Tchaikovsky (Vladimir Stoyanov)Images: ROH/Catherine Ashmore Herman – Aleksandrs Antonenko Count Tomsky, Zlatogor – John Lundgren Prince Yeletsky, Tchaikovsky – Vladimir Stoyanov The Countess – Felicity Palmer Lisa – Eva-Maria Westbroek Pauline, Milovzor – Anna Goryachova Chekalinsky – Alexander Kravets Surin – Tigran Martirossian Chaplitsky – Konu Kim Narumov – Michael Mofidian Governess – Louise Winter ...
Tags: London, Religion, Amsterdam, Palmer, Royal Opera House, Salzburg, Catherine, Covent Garden, Mozart, Wagner, Lisa, Tchaikovsky, Herman, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Mariss Jansons, Vienna Philharmonic

Performances of the Year, 2018

Anniversaries too often prove a lazy way to programme. Sometimes, though, especially in the case of composers in need of rediscovery, they afford excellent opportunities. Such has been in the case of Karlheinz Stockhausen, latterly overlooked in favour of other post-war avant gardists. His ninetieth birthday has brought forth a number of outstanding performances. (One excellent thing about Stockhausen’s music in performance is the consistently high quality of performance. Either you can ...
Tags: London, Berlin, Religion, Jerusalem, Vienna, Munich, Paris, Royal Opera House, Salzburg, Provence, Mozart, Sirius, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Salzburg Festival, Katie Mitchell, Daniel Barenboim

Moses und Aron, Semperoper Dresden, 29 September 2018

Moses – John Tomlinson Aron – Lance Ryan Young Maiden – Tahnee Niboro Sick Woman – Christa Mayer Young Man/Naked Youth – Simeon Esper Another Man, Ephraimite – Matthias Henneberg Priest – Magnis Piontek Youth – Beomjin Kim Six Solo Voices – Katerina von Bennigsen, Stepanka Pucalkova, Michal Doron, Aaron Pegram, Jiři Rajniš, Tillmann Rönnebeck Solo Soprano – Kira Tabatschnik Naked Virgins – Tania Lorenzo, Tahnee Niboro, Grace Durham, Constance ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Beethoven, Moses, Dresden, Hamburg, Richard Strauss, Strauss, Gilbert, Wagner, Bach, Der Rosenkavalier, Handel, Schoenberg, Aron, Alan Gilbert

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Grange Festival, 24 June 2018

(sung in English, as The Abduction from the Seraglio) The Grange, Northington Images: The Grange Festival 2018/Simon AnnandOsmin (Jonathan Lemalu) and Blonde (Daisy Brown) Pasha Selim – Alexander Andreou Konstanze – Kiandra Howarth Blonde – Daisy Brown Belmonte – Ed Lyon Pedrillo – Paul Curievici Osmin – Jonathan Lemalu John Copley (director) Tim Reed (designs) Kevin Treacy (lighting) Grange Festival Chorus (chorus maste...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Salzburg, Glyndebourne, Mozart, Copley, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Pasha, David McVicar, McVicar, Tim Reed, Mark Berry, Belmonte, Andrea Leadsom, Osmin, Calixto Bieito

Madama Butterfly, Glyndebourne, 19 May 2018

Glyndebourne Opera House Pinkerton – Joshua Guerrero Goro – Carlo Bosi Suzuki – Elizabeth DeShong Sharpless – Michael Sumuel Cio-Cio-San – Olga Busuioc Cousin – Jennifer Witton Cio-Cio-San’s Mother – Eirlys Myfanwy Davies Yakuside – Adam Marsden Aunt – Shuna Scott Sendall Imperial Commissioner – Michael Mofidian Official Registrar – Jake Muffett Bonze – Oleg Budurtaskiy Prince Yamadori – Simon Mechlinski Sorrow –Rupert Wade ...
Tags: England, Religion, Strauss, Wagner, Puccini, Imperial, Suzuki, Goro, Sharpless, Windsor Castle, Sussex Downs, Foro, Mark Berry, Calixto Bieito, Pinkerton, Mark Jonathan

'The String Quartet's Guide To Sex And Anxiety' (Yes, This Is A Real Performance Piece)

"Had it been down to him, [director Calixto Bieito would] have called the show The Anatomy of Melancholy, after the encyclopedic study by 17th-century scholar Robert Burton, whom he calls the British Montaigne. With a nod to the box office, however, he's gone for a title that sums up a show in which the Heath […]
Tags: Art, Music, Robert Burton, Calixto Bieito, 05.11.18

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (3) - Carmen, 13 July 2017

Images: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2017 © Patrick Berger / artcompressCarmen (Stéphanie d'Oustrac), Don José (Michael Fabiano), Micaëla (Elsa Dreisig) Grand Théâtre de Provence Carmen – Stéphanie d’Oustrac Don José – Michael Fabiano Micaëla – Elsa Dreisig Escamillo – Michael Todd Simpson Frasquita – Gabrille Philiponet Mercédès – Virginie Verrez Zuniga – Christine Helmer Moralès – Pierre Doyen Le Dancaïre – Guillaume Andrieux L...
Tags: Religion, Spain, Franco, Dallas, Provence, Carmen, Pierre Boulez, Bizet, Sung, Mark Berry, Bieito, Michael Fabiano, Pablo Heras Casado, Heras Casado, Joseph Kerman, Dmitri Tcherniakov

International Travel: Opera, Luxurious Lodging and Great Food in Venice, Italy

It had been nagging at us: Despite the pleasure we take in opera tourism, Jackie and I had never been to the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, except on a guided tour soon after the theater had been rebuilt following a disastrous arson fire in 1996. None of our handful of trips to the city had coincided with productions at the theater. Finally, though, the opera calendar and our travel calendar overlapped, and we spent three nights in Venice in the latter part of March. The show was Bizet’s Carmen, in...
Tags: Asia, London, News, New York Times, Paris, Venice, Jackie, Huffington Post, Edward Schneider, Venice Italy, Garcia, Monte Carlo, Bizet, Rialto, International Travel, Piazza San Marco

Peter Gelb Cancels One Of Met Opera's New Productions For Next Season

The company's general manager says that "postponing" the new Verdi Forza del destino staging, a co-production with English National Opera, by Calixto Bieito will save the financially troubled Met $1 million. (Gelb didn't mention that Bieito is probably the most controversial, not to say notorious, of the directors with new productions planned for 2016-17.)
Tags: Art, Music, Peter Gelb, Gelb, Bieito, Calixto Bieito

Bieito’s manager: Met decision ‘cruel and disappointing’

NEW YORK (AP) — The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to cancel his production of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” is “cruel and disappointing.” Met General Manager Peter Gelb said Friday he had dropped the staging from the company’s 2016-17 schedule to save about $1 million. The staging, a […]
Tags: New York, News, Verdi, Peter Gelb, Bieito, Nation & World, Calixto Bieito

Met cancels Calixto Bieito’s ‘Forza del Destino’ production

NEW YORK (AP) — Calixto Bieito’s Metropolitan Opera debut has been canceled in what the company said was a cost-saving measure. The Met’s 2017-18 schedule had been set to include a staging by the provocative Spanish director of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” a production first seen at the English National Opera in November 2015. […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Calixto Bieito

Fidelio, Staatsoper Berlin, 28 October 2016

Images: Bernd UhligRocco (Matti Salminen) and Marzelline (Evelin Novak) Schillertheater Don Fernando – Roman Trekel Don Pizarro – Falk Struckmann Florestan – Andreas Schager Leonore – Camilla Nylund Rocco – Matti Salminen Marzelline – Evelin Novak Jaquino – Florian Hoffmann   Harry Kupfer (director) Derek Gimpel (assistant director) Hans Schavernoch (set designs) Yan Tax (costumes) Olaf Freese (lighting) Berlin State Opera Chorus (chorus mas...
Tags: Guantanamo Bay, Berlin, Religion, Beethoven, Aleppo, Daniel Barenboim, Peters, Rocco, Mahler, Barenboim, Leonore, Yan, State Opera, Falk Struckmann, Jonas Kaufmann, Aron

Don Giovanni, English National Opera, 30 September 2016

Leporello (Clive Bayley) and Don Giovanni (Christopher Purves)Images: (c) Robert Workman Coliseum   (sung in English)   Don Giovanni – Christopher Purves Commendatore – James Creswell Donna Anna – Caitlin Lynch Don Ottavio – Allan Clayton Donna Elvira – Christine Rice Leporello – Clive Bayley Masetto – Nicholas Crawley Zerlina – Mary Bevan Chorus of the English National Opera (chorus master: James Henshaw) Orchestra of the English Natio...
Tags: Religion, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Jones, Mozart, Wagner, Sartre, Barenboim, Don Giovanni, Giovanni, Richard Jones, Rossini, Da Ponte, Wigglesworth, Mark Berry

Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Discusses Talent with ZEALnyc

The final installment in a three-part series, ZEALnyc speaks with Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb about his ten years at the Met. Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, August 11, 2016 Last season saw some exciting talent on and off the Met Opera stage, artists both new and established. The bel canto soprano Sondra Radvanovsky had a triumph singing in Donizetti's "Tudor Queen" trilogy. German coloratura soprano Marlis Petersen sang (and retired) her acclaimed portrayal of Lulu i...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Milan, London, News, Germany, New York City, Paris, Ken Howard, Lulu, Huffington Post, Verdi, Baden Baden, Mimi, Esa Pekka Salonen, Anna Netrebko

Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Discusses Artistic Risks and HD Broadcasts with ZEALnyc

The second in a three-part series, ZEALnyc speaks with Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb about his ten years at the Met. Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, August 9, 2016 In the first of ZEALnyc's interview series with the General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, Peter Gelb indicated that it has become even more difficult to attract a new audience to live opera in the time since he arrived at the Met in 2006. In a wide-ranging interview with ZEALnyc in February at the announc...
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, China, Germany, Russia, New York City, US, Austria, Vienna, United States, Moscow, Ken Howard, Pbs, Scandinavia, Huffington Post

Jenůfa in San Francisco

The early summer San Francisco Opera season has the feel of a classy festival. There is an introduction of Spanish director Calixto Bieito to American audiences, a five-act Don Carlo and two awaited, inevitable role debuts, Karita Mattila as Kostelnička and Malin Bystrom as Janacek's Jenůfa.
Tags: Religion, San Francisco, San Francisco Opera, Karita Mattila, Don Carlo, Janacek, Calixto Bieito, Kostelnička

Carmen in San Francisco

Calixto Bieito is always news, Carmen with a good cast is always news. So here is the news.
Tags: Religion, San Francisco, Carmen, Calixto Bieito

Lear, Opéra national de Paris, 29 May 2016

Palais Garnier King Lear – Bo Skovhus King of France – Gidon Saks Duke of Albany – Andreas Scheibner Duke of Cornwall – Michael Colvin Earl of Kent – Kor-Jan Dusseljee Earl of Gloucester – Lauri Vasar Edgar – Andrew Watts Edmund – Andreas Conrad Goneril – Ricarda Merbeth Regan – Erika Sunnegårdh Cordelia – Annette Dasch Fool – Ernst Alish Servant – Nicolas Marie Knight – Lucas Prisor Calixto Bieito (director) Rebecca Ring...
Tags: London, France, Religion, Barcelona, Munich, Paris, Cornwall, Shakespeare, Gloucester, Albany, Mozart, Britten, East Berlin, Edgar, Edmund, Lear

Il trittico, Royal Opera, 29 February 2016

Royal Opera House Il trittico Michele – Lucio Gallo Giorgetta – Patricia Racette Luigi – Carl Tanner Tinca – Carlo Bosi Talpa – Jeremy White Frugola – Irina Mishura Song Seller – David Junghoon Kim Lovers – Lauren Fagan, Luis Gomes Suor Angelica Suor Angelica – Ermonela Jaho Suor Dolcina – Elizabeth Key Monitress – Elena Zilio Suor Genovieffa – Lauren Fagan Suor Osmina – Eryl Royle Mistress of the Novices – Elizabeth Zikora Abbess – I...
Tags: Berlin, Paris, Luigi, Royal Opera House, Jones, Covent Garden, Wagner, Puccini, Mahler, Michele, Lauretta, Voltaire, Zola, Nicola Luisotti, Gallo, Bluebeard

Calixto Bieito’s The Force of Destiny

The monochrome palette of Picasso’s Guernica and the mural’s anti-war images of suffering dominate Calixto Bieito’s new production of Verdi’s The Force of Destiny for English National Opera.
Tags: Verdi, Picasso, Guernica, Calixto Bieito

Performances of the Year, 2015

Scene from Romeo Castellucci's Moses und Aron in Paris (Bernd Uhlig) 2015 has been a splendid musical year, even if, politically, it has often been catastrophic. As my previous posting showed, the ninetieth birthday of Pierre Boulez has loomed large, and it does here too. It could readily have loomed still larger here, but I tried to offer, in this list of twenty performances, something of a cross-section. There were a good few other performances worthy of mention, but I had to stop...
Tags: Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Paris, Beethoven, Royal Opera House, Salzburg, Mozart, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Schumann, Beckett, Boulez, Barenboim, Stravinsky, Vienna Philharmonic