Corona and Culture. 10 Questions for Jörg Löwer

Nobody should fool themselves: The threat to one of the largest theaters and orchestra landscapes worldwide is becoming more apparent every day. And with it the threat to future jobs for permanent employees and self-employed/freelancers.

Corona und Kultur

10 Fragen an Jörg Löwer. Präsident von GDBA in Deutschland Ein insider Blick auf die aktuelle Rechtslage der darstellender Künstler und in Theatern, und wo man die Hilfe bekommen kann. @theoperaviews 17.Oktober 2020 Foto: Jörg Löwer. @Peter Vogel. Jörg Löwer arbeitete viele Jahre als Musicaldarsteller und Choreograf. Als Darsteller stand er in zahlreichen Ensuite- und…

Corona and the Opera: 10 questions for Kay Metzger

Interview with Kay Metzger Intendant at the Theater Ulm, Germany 27. Juli 2020 Read in Spanish Stage director and Intendant Kay Metzger was born in Kiel in 1960. He grew up in Bonn and Mannheim and studied theater science in Munich. There he began his career as an assistant to acclaimed German stage director August…

Corona and the Opera – Opinion

After the initial shock at the beginning of social look down in Germany after the March 13th and an attempt by the government to offer a temporarily (three months) financial support to self-employed freelancers, including artists and art workers, a broad-range, feverish artistic activities over-flooded the world of an Internet.

Corona and the Opera

I am convinced that the State will try to maintain such institutions like the City and State theaters. This broad landscape of public culture offerings is a unique selling point for Germany. You won’t just put that at risk, especially since it would also be a very negative signal for society and communities.

Cinderella is a Handy Woman

Cendrillon (Cinderella) by Jules Massenet Municipal Theater in Ulm, Germany Premiere on December 19th, 2019 Pictures: Martin Kaufhold BY OXANA ARKAEVA Read in Spanish on ProÒpera The fairy tale opera by Jules Massenet is composed to a French libretto by Henri Caïn and is based on Charles Perrault´s tale of Cendrillon from 1698. Routed among others in the Greek story by Strabo…

Interview with Elisabeth Sobotka, Director of Bregenzer Sommer Festival Bregenz, on 19. July 2019 BY OXANA ARKAEVA Read in spansich on ProÒpera Journey to Bregenz. How would you describe in just a few words your journey to Bregenz? I would describe my journey to Bregenz as a successful  “seduction.” The President of the Festival Hans-Peter…

Eight questions for Elena Firsova

Elena Firsova about music and why she desired to become a composer Jelena Firsowa at the Schubert Hall at the Vienna Konzerthaus. Foto D. Smirnov Jelena Firsova was born in St. Petersburg and studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Alexander Pirumov (composition), Yuri Cholopov (analysis) and Nikolai Raskatov (orchestration). From 1975 she was in intensive…

One 16 years old and three murders in just 100 minutes

The first Premiere of 2019 Opera Festival Season at the Munich State Opera featured one of the most challenging and exciting operas of the 20th century: “Salome” by Richard Strauß. Conducted by parting general musical director Kirill Petrenko and staged by Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski, the evening was a true celebration of the orchestra and the mastery of ist leader.