“Vorwärts zu Mahler” – Bogdan Roščić, newly appointed director ot the WIener Staatsoper

Bogdan Roščić will succeed State Opera director, Dominique Meyer, starting with Sept. 1st 2020. Born in Belgrad in 1964 his family came to Austria in 1974. After he had finished his studies of philosophy and musicology he began workung for … Continua a leggere

Notizie dal cinema: NORMA ROH 26.9.2016

Bulgarian soprano, Sonya Yoncheva, has undertaken Norma early in her (stilly oung) career. Probably earlier than she would have, had Netrebko not cancelled, because the role did not fit her voice anymore. Just like Marguerite, which Yoncheva also took over. … Continua a leggere

ascolti comparati: “La mamma morta” Netrebko / Scuderi / Albanese

La mamma morta m’hanno alla porta della stanza mia; Moriva e mi salvava! poi a notte alta io con Bersi errava, quando ad un tratto un livido bagliore guizza e rischiara innanzi a’ passi miei la cupa via! Guardo! Bruciava … Continua a leggere

Notizie da Vienna: Manon Lescaut 27.6.2016 “Puccini-singing at its worst”

Anna Netrebko | Manon Lescaut David Pershall | Lescaut, ihr Bruder, Sergeant Marcello Giordani | Chevalier René Des Grieux Wolfgang Bankl | Geronte Carlos Osuna | Edmondo Il Hong | Wirt Carlos Osuna | Tanzmeister Juliette Mars | Musiker Marcus … Continua a leggere

notizie da Vienna: TOSCA „alla cantata ancor manca la Diva…“

In the Tosca performance on April 16th, which was streamed around the world, Angela Gheorghiu made a very late entrance after Jonas Kaufmann had repeated „E lucevan le stelle“. The video has been circulating around the internet in the past … Continua a leggere

notizie da Vienna: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE 23.2.2016

Marina Rebeka | Juliette, Tochter Capulets Juan Diego Flórez | Roméo Gabriel Bermúdez | Mercutio Alexandru Moisiuc | Frère Laurent Rachel Frenkel | Stéphano Carole Wilson | Gertrude Carlos Osuna | Tybalt Martin Müller | Benvolio Mihail Dogotari | Paris … Continua a leggere

Ascolti comparati: “Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß” (Giuditta)

Lehár und seine Librettisten haben bei „Giuditta“ den Versuch unternommen, die Operette mit Elementen der Oper zu verbinden. Das Ergebnis ist weder das eine oder das Andere, sondern eine Art Zwitterwesen. Inklusive KEIN Happy-End und viele Anklänge an Melodien von … Continua a leggere

Notizie da Vienna: WERTHER dernière

Frédéric Chaslin | Dirigent Matthew Polenzani | Werther Markus Eiche | Albert Elina Garanča | Charlotte Alfred Šramek | Le Bailli Hila Fahima | Sophie Peter Jelosits | Schmidt Mihail Dogotari | Johann As we know, the lesser gifted singers … Continua a leggere

Ascolto comparato: Je veux vivre (Roméo et Juliette)

Olga Peretyatko is currently singing Gilda at the Met. Having won 2nd place in Operalia in 2007, her career has taken off on an international level in the last 5/6 years. Violetta, Elvira (Puritani), Gilda, Adina are her daily bread. … Continua a leggere