The new Lohengrin has arrived!

Update in the case of Bayreuth´s  “Lohengrin”! The new Swan in Bayreuth is Piotr Beczala! It didn’t last long! Piotr Beczala is the new Bayreuth´s Lohengrin! The best thing that could have happened in this situation! Beczala is not only a great tenor with an authentic and charming personality and a highly professional artist! It is going to…

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…

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.

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. 

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.