Kirill Petrenko pays tribute to Hermann Levi at the Munich Opera Festival

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival – Hermann Levi Memorial Concert: Emanuel Graf (cello), Johanni van Oostrum (soprano), Orchesterakademie des Bayerischen Staatsorchesters (Wagner), Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Brahms, Mozart, Bruch, Mendelssohn) / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Prinzregententheater, Munich, 23.7.2021. (ALL)

Kirill Petrenko conducts the Hermann Levi Memorial Concert © W. Hösl

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There is huge applause at Munich’s Tristan und Isolde for Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros and Kirill Petrenko

GermanyGermany Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian State Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Nationaltheater, Munich, 4.7.2021 (ALL)

Jonas Kaufmann (Tristan) and Anja Harteros (Isolde) © W. Hösl

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Have you ever heard of Florence Price? Learn more from Dr Samantha Ege

Dr Samantha Ege in conversation with Antoine Lévy-Leboyer

Florence Price (1887-1953) was an Afro-American Composer who wrote a very significant amount of music: symphonies, concertos, chamber music, Lieder and some quite simply outstanding piano music. As was the case for numerous composers who, after their death, were somewhat forgotten, Price has found a formidable interpreter in pianist Samantha Ege who has championed her works in concert, recordings and at conferences.

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Austrian violinist Johannes Fleischmann in conversation with Antoine Lévy-Leboyer

Vienna violinist Johannes Fleischmann spoke to Seen and Heard on the release of his new album EXODUS: The Men Who Shaped Hollywood, celebrating the music of two Jewish Austrian composers who fled World War II to California: Erich Korngold and Eric Zeisl. Antoine Lévy-Leboyer: For those who do not live in Vienna and who would … Read more

Geneva’s riveting performance of Janáček’s The Makropoulos Affair with a pre-recorded orchestra

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Janáček, The Makropoulos Affair: Soloists, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Chorus of Grand Théatre de Genève (chorus master: Alan Woodbridge) / Tomas Netopil (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 26.10.2020. (ALL)

Rachel Harnisch (Emilia Marty) © Magali Dougados

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Revelatory singing by Anja Kampe in Munich’s revival of Wozzeck

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Bavarian State Opera (Chorus master: Stellario Fagone), Bavarian State Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 14.10.2020. (ALL)

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Captain) & Simon Keenlyside (Wozzeck)

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Geneva’s La Cenerentola proves the perfect antidote to the current health crisis

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Rossini, La Cenerentola: Soloists, Choir of the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Chorus master : Alan Woodbridge), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Antonino Fogiani (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 14.9.2020. (ALL)

Grand Théâtre de Genève’s La Cenerentola (c) Carole Parodi

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