Julian Prégardien

Das altgriechische ‘Panta rhei’, ‘alles fließt’, liefert die Grundidee für Interpretationsstudien des deutschen Tenors Julian Prégardien, der sich die Frage stellt: « Welchen Veränderungen ist ein Musikwerk im Laufe der Zeit unterworfen? ». Anders als die Protagonisten der historischen Aufführungspraxis interessiert sich Prégardien also nicht nur für den Urzustand, sondern wie und warum ein Werk sich im Laufe der Zeit verändert hat. Remy Franck hat sich mit Prégardien unterhalten und sich die ersten CDs angehört. Den Beitrag finden Sie in unseren Feature und Interview-Seiten.

(C) Raum11/Jan Zappner

At Berlin’s Barenboim-Said Akademie 37 young students from the Middle East started their studies at the beginning of the winter semester. Yesterday, the academy was officially inaugurated. Read More →

Joshua Weilerstein
(c) Jacob Boserup

On his Facebook page and on Twitter, Amercian conductor Joshua Weilerstein announced, that he will donate a fee to a North Carolina LGTB movement. Read More →

Jonas Kaufmann
Photo: Mathias Bothor

The Opera in Monte Carlo has published the following statement: « For health reasons that have lasted 3 months, Mr. Kaufmann is forced to cancel the December 12 date. The artist expresses his great regret at having to do so. » Read More →

The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia announced that it is featured alongside the world’s top performing organizations, including the Mayo Clinic, New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Team, Doctors Without Borders, U.S. Marine Corps, Finnish State School System, St. Louis Cardinals, Toyota, and Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Ballet) in the recently published Powerhouse: Insider Accounts Into The World’s Top High-Performance Organizations by strategy and high-performance consultants Brian MacNeice and James Bowen. Read More →

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

For the 2015-2016 season, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) yesterday announced an operating surplus for a fourth consecutive year, worth $130,000. This achievement comes following annual operating contributions of $18.2 million, exceeding the budget goal of $17.1 million by over one million dollars. Read More →

Dmitri Hvorostovsky
(c) Pavel Antonov

Suffering from the consequences of brain tumor, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 54, has announced hat he is withdrawing from all coming opera engagements, including Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at New York’s Metropolitan Opera next spring. Read More →

Kurt Masur
© Radio-France Christophe Abramowitz

In Leipzig soll eine Grundschule in der Südvorstadt nach dem ehemaligen Gewandhauskapellmeister Kurt Masur benannt. Lehrer, Schüler, Eltern und der Hort der Schule haben einen entsprechenden Antrag gestellt. Read More →

Teatro alla Scala, Milano

Fourteen minutes of applause welcomed Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in its original version which opened the season of the Teatro alla Scala yesterday evening in Milan. There were a rain of flowers from the gallery, an ovation for Chailly and the soprano Maria Jose Siri, warm applause to all the company of singers and applause also for the stage director Alvis Hermanis.

The artists that Italian publisher Ricordi has promoted over more than two centuries of activity left a profound mark on the world of opera and other genres. Now the first part of documents from these archives has been put online and anyone interested can retrace this fascinating story through the treasures of the Archivio Storico Ricordi, the most important private music collection in the world. The digital archives comprise over 400 portraits und 600 stage designs as well as 1000 drawings of Italian operas. Read More →

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