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BERGEN: Manuel Castells – received the Holberg Prize Winner 2012 and Sara Hobolt the Nils Klim Prize.
Citation of the Holberg Prize Academic Committee:
“Manuel Castells is the leading sociologist of the city and new information and media technologies. His ideas and writings have shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society.
NAPOLI: Inauguration of Napoli Teatro Festival 2012-06-07, This year apart many Italian companies, the Festival is mainly focused on Argentine contemporary stage and Israeli dance companies, so no better occasion to have as guest for the special opening Israeli singer Noa. Review by Bruno Tredicine.
OSLO: Atter en gang opplever vi et flott avslutningshold på 15 studenter fra Bårdar, Norsk Musikal Akademi. I år er det med Jonathan Larson’s musikal RENT, regissert av Svein Sturla Hungsnes. kritikk ved Henning Høholt. fotos: Mio Reyes.
VILNIUS: Wonderful concert at the Vilnius Festival 2012 with Almas Svilpa, bassbaryton and Audrone Juozauskaite, piano, with a good concert programme starting with Dmitri Sjostalovitsh Suite Michelangelo Buonarrottas poems. The second part of the concert became “A Bravour” concert where Almas Svilpa and Audrone Juozauskaite performed all their elegance, brilliance, virtuosity, coloratura and beauty in a demanding programme with highlights from the international oratoria/operarepertoire. Review and photos from the concert by Henning Høholt
Knerten blir opera! Over 70 barn, 15 musikere, 6 unge komponister og en bråkjekk fururot. Det er oppskriften bak barneoperaen Lillebror og Knerten. Torsdag 7. juni entrer Anne-Cath.Vestlys radarpar operascenen.
For the first time, the new balletchief Kryztof Pastor at the Lithuanian National Ballet, has invited his dancers to make a ballet evening presenting their own choreographic ballet miniatures, and it has become a very interesting performanca, and it is too giving inspiration and a signal for what we can expect for the future. Review by Henning Høholt
Lørdag kveld var det avskjeds konsert for en av Nasjonaloperaens mest populære divaer, den spanskfødte sopranen Itziar Martinez Galdos, som etter 24 år hadde sin siste kveld. På dagen 24 år etter at hun første gangen sang på Den Norske Opera, den gangen som Pamina i Mozarts opera Tryllefløyten. Omtale og fotos ved Henning Høholt
Keith Warner has made a detailed, very amusing, satirically and entertaining instruction of a big cast enclosing some of the opera house´s best singers. In the regi, we are, some times discretely, some times very directly, told the nocturnal adventures between the villages prominent notables. And it is visually underlined with great elegance by the actors. Review by Henning Høholt.
This is a very interesting CD, dedicated to the Hungarian pianist Edith Farnadi (1921 – 1973), an artist so beloved in her fatherland as well as less known in the rest of Europe. An enfant prodige, she focused her career especially in EasternEurope, and – as an Hungarian – she breathed the musical athmosphere of her own land, so tied to Franz Liszt. Review by Fabio Bardelli.
Thursday 31th of May, two of England’s most successful choreographer Tim Rushton, who has just received Bikubens Award, and Michael Corder premieres of two ballets in Tivoli. One idea sounds entitled “A Time There Was …”, where Michael Corder has created a ballet specifically for Pantomime dancers. Performance number two is called “Triplex” and is created by Tim Rushton to three dancers.
Det musikalsk storslagne er spesielt merkbart i de store flotte korscenerne, samt i en rekke av de spennende ensembler med sangsolister, samt i en rekke av deres solo partier. Der er lagt en kjempe jobb inn i dette, Den Norske Operas Orkester klinger fremragende under Rolf Guptas ledelse, han har sansen for Kverndokks musikk, og gir de mange spennende musikalske detaljene muligheten for å folde seg ut. Kritikk ved Henning Høholt
Hardanger Musci Festival is cekebrating their 10 years jubilee this May. Among the celebrity artists this spring are the piano virtuose Simon Trpčeski, Tine Thing Helseth (trompet), Ida Bryhn (bratsj), Wolfgang Plagge (klaver), Guro Kleven Hagen (fiolin) , Torleif Thedeen (cello), Isa Gericke (sopran) and Oslo Filharmoniske orkester leaded by its chief conductor Jukka Pekka Saraste. Furthermore solists from the Norwegian National Ballet will participate. Artistic leeaders are the outstanding violinist Stig Nilsson, who founded the efstival in 1996, and his son, also violinist, Anders Kjellberg Nilsson.
Rafael Payare from Venezuela is the winner of Malko 2012. Malko-konkurrencen er en af verdens mest prestigefulde konkurrencer for unge dirigenttalenter. Onsdag 23. maj – blot 11 dage efter sejren – vil vinderen, Rafael Payare, give sin første vinderkoncert i Tivoli.
On the occasion of the 75th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino the great pianist Radu Lupu gave another exciting recital in Florence; over the last decades he has left many wonderful memories. With a Schubert and Franck program. Review by Fabio Bardelli.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto nr 3 receives from his interpretation a really new and extremely interesting shape. A work written on the ridge among Mozart’s models and the new style of the last two concertos, the 4th and 5th, is relentlessly probed by the pianist in each note, to give new life to every cantabile and melodic line. Mustonen has a remarkable and really personal technique, and an enviable control of the keyboard. Review by Fabio Bardelli.
In the setting and scenography by Éric Ruf it has become a spectacular, extraordinary good and renewed version of Peer Gynt with Hervé Pierre, vital and brilliant in the titelrole – a real marathon. With wonderful spectacular costumes by Christian Lacroix. Review by Henning Høholt.
Bartered Bride, the second opera written by Bedrich Smetana Staatsoper in Berlin. Already from the beginning the staging brings us in the right mood: all along the ouverture the curtain, is kept open high just something more than one meter from the floor, so we can see people on stage down from the chest, a young man in blue jeans which moves and interacts with the others, some of which are in folkloristic costumes, some are occupied in everyday activities like cutting a piece of wood, the most dancing and so on, in a nice scene communicating a frenetic mood.The last performances this season are 20th and 23th June 2012 at 19.30. Review by Bruno Tredicine.
Musee Galliera hors les murs at Les Docks, Paris, are presenting the exhibition WHITE DREAMS, Rei Kawakubo´s Comme des Garcons latest fashion event, Spring Summer 2012, shown in “Glass Bowles”, which gives an amazing look at this special presentation way of a collection. By Tomas Bagackas.
In this prestigious opening production, the director Eike Gramss has immersed the action concocted by librettist von Hofmannstahl into a stage characterized by a mirror game, perhaps a metaphor of the caducity of time and life; the mirrors continuously reflect and project toward the audience the images of the singers, and thus allowing the stage to look almost infinite. Review by Fabio Bardelli, translated by Bruno Tredicine.
Sverre Gunnar Haga er ny kommunikasjonssjef i Norsk Form. “- Jeg ser frem til å få Sverre Gunnar Haga med på laget. Med hans brede erfaring både fra media, kommunikasjon og viktige institusjoner i Norge er vi forventningsfulle til hans bidrag i den videre utviklingen av Norsk Form som landets fremste og største formidlingsinstitusjon om design, […]
In Il Trovatore in Brussels the Ukrainian tenor Misha Didyk will sing Manrico, Count Luna performed alternatively by Scott Hendricks and Dimitri Tiliakos. Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo as Azucena. The Russian producer Dmitri Tcherniakov is making his debut at La Monnai with regi, sets and costumes, and MARC MINKOWSKI is conducting it all. Both will be working for the first time on this Verdi opera.
Saturday May 19th, 2012
The 8th European Night of Museums will be held all over Europe on Saturday May 19th, 2012. During this night thousands of museums across Europe will open their doors for special late night events, the majority of which are free.
The Night of Museums is an occasion for visitors to rediscover museums through treasure hunts, theatralised guided visits, sleepovers, special museums’ facade lighting, concerts and other surprising activities.
As with many of Britten’s operas, Albert Herring deals with the experience of standing out from the crowd – in this case with added light-hearted humour. Gert Henning-Jensen performs the title role as the well-groomed young man who comes of age overnight. DIRECTOR: Keith Warner. Conductor Roland Böer.
Right now two exhibitions, Cristóbal Balenciaga collector of fashions, and Comme des Garcons WHITE DREAMS, are being presented at LES DOCKS, where also other fashion activities has found their home, such as the school, Institut Francaise de la Mode. By Tomas Bagackas.
The first new opera for Brice Pauset Dijon – which relies on Kinderszenen Robert Schumann Lieder and mixes and opera excerpts – is thus addressed to the whole family: children and adults, who have so much more to learn from each other. Regi by Damien Caille-Perret, who can be in a dream. Adressed to the whole family: children and adults