Jansons was born in 1943 in Riga, as the son of the Latvian conductor Arvīds Jansons. His mother Iraida, a Jewish singer, gave his birth in a hiding place escaping the terror of Riga Ghetto, where her father and brother had died.
German Baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle is particularly known for his intense artistic interpretations of complex operatic characters and is regarded as one of the leading baritones of his generation.
Do come back soon! Some exciting interviews a.o. with Bayreuth´s Beckmesser Martin Kränzle are coming up. Don´t miss it! Till then we wish everyone to get home for Christmas supported by the beautiful singing of the Three Tenors!
By Opera Views, December 19th, 2017 The heir of the great Maestro has died on December 16th in Milan. The 89-year-old was named sole heir after a lengthy judicial battle. “The New York Times” once called this a ” Merky tale, that is well operatic”. Ms Puccini dedicated her life to preserving the memory of her…
Bryn Terfel steppes down form singing Scarpia at the MET
By Opera Views, December 9th, 2017 No criminal charges against Levine! Days after the James Levine´s story about alleged sexual misconduct has broken out, an aching, gnawing feeling of sadness and anger has settled in the heart. One question persistently comes up: Is this over now? I mean this conductor-icon-power plays. Is this a beginning of the new…
In NYC there is not only “The Sex and the City” , but the “Sex at the Opera”! The MET suspends James Levine on account of sexual misconduct!
Sudden knowledge strikes like lightning and makes one freeze: all this Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda was built on nothing but the air! A frightening realisation, considering its high human cost. At such a moment one can physically feel and realise a power of the theatre.
“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…
A sad news arrived this morning. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, world-renowned Bariton passed away on November 22nd in London surrounded by his family.