Watch: A Mahler, Mozart & Shostakovich Concert with Baritone Palle Knudsen and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra

On Apr. 23rd, enjoy a chamber concert of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, featuring the music of Mahler, Mozart & Shostakovich, and baritone Palle Knudsen as soloist.

A chamber concert of Aarhus Symfoni Orkester 20/21

The following works will be performed:

  • Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by G. Mahler
  • Klaverkoncert nr. 21, K.467, “Elvira Madigan” by W.A. Mozart
  • Klaverkvintet, op. 57 by D.Shostakovich

Streaming starts on Apr. 23rd, at 17:00 PM (CET) and will be available with free access in the following days as well.

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Tosca, Еnvisioned by Stefano Poda: A Premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre

On Apr. 21st one of the most beloved operas in the world returns to the Bolshoi Theatre after almost a seven-year break. The new production of Tosca is a Bolshoi debut for the world-famous director Stefano Poda, it is his first project at the Bolshoi Theatre, where he works not only as a stage director but also a set, costume and lighting designer, and choreographer.

Stefano Poda © Photo by Priska Ketterer

In an interview for bolshoi.ru, when asked about what was the most important thing about staging Tosca, Stefano Poda replied:

“To rediscover it. We’ve all seen it, we love it, we know all the arias by heart. We have got used to it and have forgotten not only its dramatic poignancy but also its dramaturgical complexity. Tosca is a unique score, an incredible musical outburst, a herald of amazing dramaturgical discoveries of the early 1900s. (…) For me, it is important to show the two worlds on one stage. The old pre-Napoleonic world of queen Maria Carolina of the Habsburgs is the world of baroque art and Enlightenment, but at the same time, it is rigid and not ready to change. The revolution, on the other hand, is a movement towards modernity. Some contemporary people may relate to this juxtaposition and compare it to the differences between the world before and after the pandemic. The significant thing is that the old world is completely different.”

The production of Tosca is led by the renowned conductor Daniele Callegari.

Paolo Giani Cei is the assistant director, assistant set, costume and lighting designer.

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Premiere: Rame Lahaj Sings Alfredo in La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

The tremendously talented tenor Rame Lahaj performs as Alfredo Germont in this season’s premiere of La Traviata on Sydney Harbour on Mar. 26th.

Rame Lahaj © Copyright: Rame Lahaj (Official Facebook profile)

One of the world’s most popular operas by Verdi is conducted by Brian Castles-Onion as a live orchestra is hidden under the stage.

Raise your glass, flutter those lashes. He’s staring at you, he’s singing for you… Are you tempted?

Opera Australia promises “flying melodies, rousing drinking songs and heart-breaking duets” in this “ultimate Sydney experience”.

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In Sung Sim is Príncipe de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur at Ópera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The internationally acclaimed bass In Sung Sim sings Príncipe de Bouillon in the premiere of Adriana Lecouvreur at Las Palmas this Tuesday, March 23rd.

Adriana Lecouvreur is an opera in four acts by Francesco Cilea and libretto in Italian by Arturo Colautti, based on the play by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé. It was premiered at the Teatro Lírico in Milan, on November 6th, 1902. It is based on the life of actress Adrienne Lecouvreur, who fell desperately in love with Maurizio, Count of Saxony.

In Sung Sim
In Sung Sim © Photo by Siwoong Song

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