The terrifying night in the museum

The terrifying night in the museum. Antonio Vivaldi´s opera “Motezuma”, a 285 years old opera-excavation at the theatre in Ulm, Germany.

Hamburg Pamina cannot fly!

Pregnant Pamina cannot fly! Soprano Julie Fuchs was suspended from the title role of Pamina from the new production of the “Magic Flute” by Hamburg State Opera house.

A laugh through tears

Oxana Arkaevas our-of-the-road recital  performance in the Podium of Theatee in Ulm By E. Pluta, March 28th, 2018 Armed with a suitcase, acting like a bum, an old woman hobbles onto the empty stage and begins with the wistful retrospect of the old Countess of Queen of Spades, remembering an aria (from Gretry) from her…

Lächeln unter Tränen

Ein gewöhnlicher Arienabend war das nicht, der „psychologisch-musikalisch-literarische Rundgang“, den die Sopranistin Oxana Arkaeva unter dem Titel Das edle Leid der noblen Frauen im Podium des Ulmer Theaters herausgebracht hat (Premiere: 17. März 2018). Losgelöst aus dem Zusammenhang der Stücke und konfrontiert mit den literarischen Texten ergeben die vorgestellten Arien oft einen ganz neuen Sinn.

Bayreuth Triangle 2017-Part 2 – Parsifal! Do not let this chalice pass me by!

This last opera by Richard Wagner was specially composed adapting to the unique acoustics of Festspielhaus and exhibits composer’s message of universal love and eternal freedom. During the last “Parsifal” performance in August 1882 composer himself took the button and conducted the show from the transformation scene till the end. Soon afterwards he travelled to Venice, where on 13. February, the heart attack has terminated his life.

Westside story à la Wagner with happy end!

Dressed in the leather jacket, with large earphones and strumming on his guitar Wolfram von Stolzing reminds the Bernstein’s´ Tony. Jonas Kaufmann gives in this production his Stolzing debut and portrays a naive, warm-hearted, unconscious of his talents young men.