Month: May 2012
Tristan und Isolde, Welsh National Opera
Yannis Kokkos originally directed and designed Tristan und Isolde as a co-production for Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera nearly 20 years ago. The production’s latest revival, directed by Peter Watson, was premiered at the Wales Millennium Centre on 19 May 2012.
“Balanced Budget” in Chicago
Lyric Opera Posts Annual Report
The Lyric Opera of Chicago announced their financial figures in their annual report and “balanced its budget” for the 2011-2012 season, according to general director Anthony Freud.
A Tempest in Vienna
Thunder Storm at the Theater an der Wien
Conflicts like this usually remain inside opera house walls. The three Viennese daily newspapers carried headlines reporting that Oscar-winning director William Friedkin called the intendant of the Theater an der Wien a “liar.”
Glyndebourne Jan·?ek The Cunning Little Vixen
Glyndebourne’s 2012 season started in great style with Leoö Jan·?ek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Its rapturous reception would suggest that this could become a Glyndebourne perennial.
Garsington Opera at Wormsley
Director David Freeman tells why this is an event worth experiencing in the Olympic year.
Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge: Serate Musicali
Originally released on multiple discs in 1981 this reissue on two CDs is a comprehensive collection of art songs by Italian and French composers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
More Delays for the Berlin State Opera
The re-opening of Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden has been set back for another year.