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.

Happy Easter to all!

Dear friends all over the opera world! Photo: Scene from 2017 production of “Parsifal” by Richard Wagner Opera Views would like to wish you peaceful and happy Easter celebrations full of music, beautiful singing, thoughtful meditation and reflection as well as time for yourself, your mind and spirit! Our friend of Russian and Greek Orthodox confession still have a…

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)

“I opened the window” P. I. Tchaikovsky and Graf Konstantin Romanoff I opened the window, it became stiflingly unbearable, I knelt down before him. And my face smelled nightly spring The fragrant breath of lilac.   And somewhere in the distance, a nightingale sang wonderfully, I listened to him with a deep sadness, And with…

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)

A sad news arrived this morning. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, world-renowned Bariton passed away on November 22nd in London surrounded by his family. 

Editorial – Bayreuth Triangle

Three visited performances: “Tristan and Isolde” on July 26th, “Parsifal” on July 27th and “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” on July 31st, can be united to build an operatic triangle marked by great singing, impressive acting and the unique flair of this historical place. Sort of Bayreuth-Bermuda-Triangle, a universe, one inside you never want and can escape.