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OSLO/NORGE: Richard Wagners opera Den flyvende Hollender som hadde premiere for noen dage siden i Oslo, med Terje Stensvold i tittelrollen, er blitt en stor musikalsk seier for operaen. av Henning Høholt
OSLO/NORGE: Hovedscenen er knapt tørr etter den nyskapte A Swan Lake i vann, før den originale Svanesjøen får sin premiere onsdag 28. mai. Anna-Marie Holmes har koreografert Svanesjøen.
MONTPELLIER/FRANCE: From the 22nd until the 9th of July, the Agora, cité internationale de la danse, on the Louis Blanc Boulevard, will be massively invested by the artists and the festival-goers! During this 34th edition, more than half of the performances will be presented at this exceptional venue that is the old 17th century convent of the Ursulines.
On the program: 53 performances of 17 different shows (from which 14 creations)
KØBENHAVN/DANMARK: En af de vigtige strategiske satsninger er arbejdet med at fylde Tivolis sale med koncerter, musicals og forestillinger. Tivoli og The One and Only Company relancerer Tivoli sommerrevy TAM TAM i Glassalen med nogle af landets folkekæreste kunstnere: Niels Olsen, Christiane Schaumburg-Müller, Alexandre Willaume, Søs Egelind, Pelle Emil Hebsgaard samt Bodil Jørgensen. Sangdullerne Szhirley og Rikke Hvidbjerg indgår også i forestillingen, der bindes sammen af den prisvindende instruktør: Joy-Maria Frederiksen.
LONDON/ GREAT BRITAIN: Alastair Marriott’s new work Connectome receives its world premiere as the centrepiece of this final programme of the Royal Ballet Season surrounded by two light-hearted classics; Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, his celebrated interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Jerome Robbin’s gloriously funny The Concert..
FIRENZE/ITALY: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde has opened the 77th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival. The performance has been characterized by conductor Zubin Mehta with the essential collaboration of the wonderful Orchestra. Review by Fabio Bardelli
After successful exhibitions in Oslo and Tokyo, Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Design comes to New York this May. Drawing attention to Norway’s contribution to mid-century Scandinavian design, the exhibition presents fine and rare decorative arts and furniture created in Norway between 1940 and 1975, in conversation with artwork by acclaimed Norwegian artists, including multiple works by Anna-Eva Bergman and Edvard Munch. In New York 23. May to June 1.
BERGEN/NORGE: HKH Kronprins Haakon kommer til åpningen av utstillingen i Studio Bergen 22. mai kl. 10:00, i anledning Carte Blanches 25-års jubileum i år.
VILNIUS/LITHUANIA: The Snow Queen by Michael Corder with Sergei Prokofiev´s music arranged by Julian Philips, was premiered with the Lithuanian National Ballet in Vilnius during three days with partly different casts. Review by Henning Høholt. Fotos Martynas Aleksa.
BERLIN/GERMANY: Mozart’s Magic flute is one of the most beloved operas in the world. Everybody know it by heart, specially in Germany So Berlin’s Komische Oper Intendant Barry Kosky wasn’t eager to put it on stage unless he found a new attractive way to do it, something that is even easier to understand if we think that this theatre, the smallest among the three Berlin’s operas, is famous for its often outrageous stagings. Review by Bruno Tredicine.
I tredje del av utstillingsserien der Astrup Fearnley Museet fremhever noen av samlingens mest sentrale kunstnerne, har vi gleden av å presentere Jens Johannessen (f. 1934).
OSLO/NORGE: Over hele Norge og i norske foreninger og norske hjerter over hele verden feires 200 året for Grunnloven med stor innlevelse. Nasjonalbiblioteket har lenge vært igang med sin feiring. Allerede 30 Januar åpnet man utstillingen Nasjonale montasjer. vises på Nasjonalbiblioteket helt frem til 5. September.
LGL announces that the third edition of the Rainbow Days will take place in Lithuania from May 7 to May 30.
The Rainbow Days are a series of events and initiatives revolving around IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), celebrated all around the world on May 17.
PARIS/FRANCE: As usual, when it is concerts by the Orchestre de Paris, Paris, the audience is filling up Salle de Pleyel, and they are getting extraordinary concerts. By Henning Høholt
VILNIUS/LITHUANIA: At the shortest possible notice Erina Takahashi from English National Ballet, has arrived to Vilnius to take over the titelrole, as OLGA KONOSENKO. (photo.) who was supposed to dance the titelrole sprained her ankle a few days ago, and not are being fresh to dance the titelrole as planned.
Nasjonaloperaens nye produksjon av Wagners Den flyvende hollender er både en premiere og et farvel. Terje Stensvold er en av verdens beste Wagner-sangere, og gir nå det norske opera publikummet sin avskjedssang.
LONDON/ENGLAND: Fra 24. februar til 1. mars arrangerte London School of Economics sin årlige «Literary Festival», og temaet for årets festival og konferanse var «reflections» eller refleksjoner. Det overgripende spørsmålet var hvordan samfunnsvitenskapen og humaniora samt kunst- og kulturretninger påvirker vår fortståelse og opplevelse av verden.
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COPENHAGEN/DENMARK: On May 10, the Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst will receive the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in Copenhagen making him the third Swede in the history of the prize to be awarded, following the footsteps of his illustrious Swedish predecessors, Birgit Nilsson and Eric Ericson.
FIRENZE/ITALY: The festival program was officially presented to the press marking what is maybe “a world record”: The presentation was only twenty days before the Festival Opening, that was april 30th with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde conducted by Zubin Mehta, what can be looked as the compensation for the fact that in Wagner’s year 2013 (two hundred years from the composer’s birth) the House staged only one among his operas. Presented by Fabio Bardelli
MONTE CARLO/MONACO: The Monte Carlo schedule focuses on the spring, starting in January with “Wilhelm Tell” by Rossini and directed by Grinda. After three nights in Monaco the whole cast moves to Theatre des Champ-Elysees in Paris. Followed by A Florentine Tragedy, Zemlinsky + Pagliacci, Leoncavallo. Don Giovanni, Mozart and Lady Macbeth of Minsk, Shostakovich. Presented by Torkil Baden
KØBENHAVN/DANMARK: Mange av Tivolis berømtheter, Rutchebanen Dæmonen, Orienten med Det Gyldne Tårn, Færgekroen, Grøften, Pantomimeteatret, Tivoli-Garden fyller runde fødselsdage i 2014. Dette medvirker til å gjøre sommeren i Tivoli enda mer festlig:
PRAGUE/PARIS/BADEN-BADEN: In May and June, Violeta Urmana can be heard with the Bamberger Symphoniker – under the symphony orchestra’s principal conductor Jonathan Nott – in three concerts in which she will sing lieder for orchestra by Richard Strauss. She is the vocal soloist on a short European tour by the orchestra to Prague, Paris and Baden-Baden. by Ruth Wischmann
ALSACE/FRANCE: The fairytale world of the ispiration sources for the three Lalique generations, are exposed at the Lalique museum in Alsace from May 16th – Nvember 11th, and will, for sure, be a world class attraction for the many visitors passing Alsace during all the summer/autumn season.
BERGEN/NORGE: Festspilldirektør Anders Beyer tror årets festspillprogram vil engasjere bredt. Her blir massevis av fornøyelser og musikalske høydepunkt, men det stilles også utfordrende spørsmål.
BREMEN/GERMANY: “How about we just stay here?” In 1889 this question came to be the starting point in Worpswede’s history as an artists’ colony. And in 1895 the success of the founding group (Fritz Mackensen, Otto Modersohn, Hans am Ende, Fritz Overbeck, Heinrich Vogeler and Carl Vinnen) turned this once secluded farming village into a famous community overnight.