Powerful “Asrael” at the Bonn Opera

Majestic, immense, mighty! The premiere of the new production of Alberto Franchetti’s rediscovered opera “Asrael” at the Opera Bonn on October 16th impressed with its amplitude and high-level of production. As a part of the “Focus 33” project of the Opera house that aims to bring back music theatre works that disappeared from the repertoire after 1933 / 1945 it attracted the vast international audience including the descendants of the composer´s family from Italy.

Corona and culture. Contemporary on-site eyewitness’s report

When the time will come, and we are allowed to reopen, we would have to decide whether it is still economically reasonable for us to bring out the production we have planned or just let the “Orfeo” seen only by a few, to perform. We have already planned a long-term strategy. We have to make an essential decision, whether we want to play in front of 50 people, or whether we will be closed again. I don’t think anyone can answer this question at the moment. In terms of the audience, I’m less worried. People will come back, as they will be very much hungry for live music and performance.

Corona and Culture. 10 Questions for Jörg Löwer

Interview with Jörg Löwer, the President of the Union of German Stage Members in Germany. Foto: Jörg Löwer. @Peter Vogel. By Oxana Arkaeva Following two previous interviews with Rolf Bolwin, a former Managing Director of the German Theater Association – Federal Association of German Theater and Orchestra and Kay Metzger, the intendant of the theater in Ulm, this…

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…