Projects

28
Aug

Vaduz Classic, World Premiere of a cantata attributed to W.A. Mozart

Vaduzer Saal

Den hochkarätigen «Vaduz Classic»-Schlusspunkt setzt die zweifellos weltweit für Aufsehen sorgende Weltpremiere eines bisher nie aufgeführten, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart zugeschriebenen Werkes: Zusammen mit dem Philharmonia Chor Wien und zwei hervorragenden Solisten spielt das Sinfonieorchester Liechtensteindie «Kantate für Fürst Alois I. von Liechtenstein», KV Anh. 242.

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Sunday 11:00–13:00 Vaduzer Hall

04
Aug

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Salzburg Festival 2022

Cecilia Bartoli

When Il barbiere di Siviglia premiered in 1816, the Roman carnival was nearing its climax. The opera was a highly appropriate match for the unfettered atmosphere of those days: delighting in masks and disguise, performance and pretence, it is permeated with the spirit of carnival — far more so than Giovanni Paisiello’s opera on the same subject, with which the young Rossini boldly competed. In comparison with Paisiello, everything in Rossini’s work appears energized, charged with dramatic vibrancy and incisive theatricality. How different, for example, is the Barber’s first entrance: effervescing with vitality, Figaro’s aria implies that not a single thing can be accomplished in all of Seville if he doesn’t have a hand in it. While the cunning ideas that are supposed to help Almaviva to gain the hand of his Rosina are not as ‘delicious’ as Figaro claims, they undoubtedly determine the events — in fact, Figaro becomes something like a co-author of the piece, especially given that he frequently steps out of the action in order to comment on it from a distance. Rolando Villazón will expand the meta-theatrical dimension that characterizes the opera, thus opening up new potential for comedy and moments of poetry: the quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti will play the part of a daydreamer who seeks escape in old movies. But what if the movie characters suddenly step out into the real world to find themselves in an opera?

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Thursday House for Mozart, Salzburg

13
Jul

Nabucco, St. Margarethen 2022

nabucco 2022

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Wednesday Festival Arena at St. Margarethen Roman Quarry

03
Jun

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2022

Cecilia Bartoli

When Il barbiere di Siviglia premiered in 1816, the Roman carnival was nearing its climax. The opera was a highly appropriate match for the unfettered atmosphere of those days: delighting in masks and disguise, performance and pretence, it is permeated with the spirit of carnival — far more so than Giovanni Paisiello’s opera on the same subject, with which the young Rossini boldly competed. In comparison with Paisiello, everything in Rossini’s work appears energized, charged with dramatic vibrancy and incisive theatricality. How different, for example, is the Barber’s first entrance: effervescing with vitality, Figaro’s aria implies that not a single thing can be accomplished in all of Seville if he doesn’t have a hand in it. While the cunning ideas that are supposed to help Almaviva to gain the hand of his Rosina are not as ‘delicious’ as Figaro claims, they undoubtedly determine the events — in fact, Figaro becomes something like a co-author of the piece, especially given that he frequently steps out of the action in order to comment on it from a distance. Rolando Villazón will expand the meta-theatrical dimension that characterizes the opera, thus opening up new potential for comedy and moments of poetry: the quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti will play the part of a daydreamer who seeks escape in old movies. But what if the movie characters suddenly step out into the real world to find themselves in an opera?

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Friday House for Mozart, Salzburg

25
May

Rhorer & Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Linz

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Wednesday 19:30–22:30 Brucknerhaus Linz, Great Hall

27
Apr

Das Unaufhörliche, Linz

Brucknerhaus großer Saal

Oratorio by Paul Hindemith with texts by Gottfried Benn.

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Wednesday 19:30–22:30 Brucknerhaus, great hall

14
Apr

The Crucifixion, Vienna

the crucifixion

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Thursday 17:00–19:30 Wotrubachurch Georgenberg, Vienna

10
Apr

The Crucifixion, Salzburg

the crucifixion

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Sunday 15:00–17:00 St. Peter's church, Salzburg

07
Apr

Carmencita, Künzelsau

Carmencita

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Thursday 19:00–22:00 Carmen Würth Forum, Künzelsau