Don Juan, the epitome of the seducer, inspired Mozart to one of his most dazzling operas - frivolous, witty and profound in one.
Director Herbert Fritsch "deserted" in his interpretation of Don Giovanni "in the formally virtuoso arranged nonsense" and "gives the public such freedom of thought" [FAZ]. To this end, he reflects on the archetypal core of Don Juan and revives him as a malicious harlequin to a new life - a loser, brash, funny to laugh and irresistible at the same time, framed by the delicate, deep black tip Mozart music. A "fascinating and intelligent view far from any platitudes"
News About Don Giovanni at Komische Oper Berlin
Lucas Meachem Releases Christmas EP, ALL I WANT
December 01, 2021
Following years of releasing elaborate music videos of holiday carols on his popular YouTube channel, Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem releases All I Want, an EP of five classic Christmas ballads on December 10 with Crossover Records. Carols include All I Want for Christmas, This Christmas, Adeste Fideles 'O Come, All Ye Faithful,' and Carol of the Bells, each arranged for a cappella voices by Meachem and featuring him singing all of the multi-layered parts.
Bradshaw Performing Arts Center to Present Baritone Lucas Meachem In Debut Album Release Concert
August 16, 2021
On Friday, September 24, 2021 at 6:00pm, Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College will present Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem in a recital celebrating the release of his first ever solo album, Shall We Gather, out on Rubicon Classics the same day
Baritone Lucas Meachem to Release First Ever Solo Album SHALL WE GATHER
August 10, 2021
On Friday, September 24, 2021, Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem, highly in-demand at opera houses around the world, will release his first ever solo album, Shall We Gather, on Rubicon Classics.
BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR No. 39 at Home Computer Screens
January 03, 2021
Both Los Angeles and San Francisco Opera companies are closed right now, but there is still a wealth material to see and hear on each of their websites. LA has recitals and Coffee with Conlon. SFO has links to Eun Sun Kim’s conducting dates at La Scala. https://www.laopera.org/discover/la-opera-on-now/ https://sfopera.com/opera-is-on/
24th Istanbul Theatre Festival to Meet Audiences on Stage and Screens in November
October 20, 2020
The 24th edition of the Istanbul Theatre Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding Energy Group Companies Aygaz, Opet and Tüpraş, will be held between 14 November and 1 December 2020 both on stage and online with a hybrid programme.
BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES at Home Computer Screens
June 05, 2020
In 2018, New York newspapers praised the short-notice Metropolitan Opera debut of baritone Alexander Birch Elliot in Bizet's The Pearlfishers. During this time of closed theaters, Elliott's a?oeLiving Room Recitala?? may be heard on Los Angeles Opera's website.
Opera San Jose Announces Free Live Stream Of Mozart April 18-May 18
April 06, 2020
While it will not be opening The Magic Flute in April due to COVID-19 restrictions, Opera San José has announced something all opera patrons can enjoy at home instead: the FREE live stream viewing of its breathtaking 2011 production of Mozart's first dramatic masterpiece, the rarely produced Idomeneo: ré di Creta.
Philip Glass's AKHNATEN Has Its Met Premiere November 8
October 21, 2019
The Metropolitan Opera presents the company premiere of Philip Glass's modern masterpiece Akhnaten on November 8, 2019, with performances continuing through December 7.
WNO Presents Mozart's Comic Masterpiece THE MAGIC FLUTE
October 16, 2019
The whimsical tale of The Magic Flute comes to life at Washington National Opera (WNO) at the Kennedy Center Opera House from November 2a?"23, 2019. Performed in English with projected surtitles, this production of The Magic Flute features design by famed children's author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. This light-hearted and comical opera is a delight for newcomers and opera fans alike.
Rare Revival Of Gluck's ORFEO ED EURIDICE Opens At The Met Oct. 20
October 15, 2019
Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, an operatic fable about the power of music, returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time since 2011 for seven performances beginning October 20, 2019.
Heartbeat Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season
July 31, 2019
HEARTBEAT OPERA announces its sixth season, featuring Heartbeat's hottest Drag Extravaganza yet with designer-extraordinaire Miodrag Guberinic riffing on the theme of Mother Earth; and two operatic masterpieces, reimagined, boldly staged, trimmed down, and re-orchestrated: Weber's DER FREISCH?oeTZ and Verdi's MACBETH (retitled LADY M).
Lincoln Center Extends Mostly Mozart Festival Music Director Louis Langrée's Contract Through 2023
July 16, 2019
On the eve of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's (MMFO) opening performances at the 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss has announced that Lincoln Center has extended the contract of Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree through the summer of 2023. Langree has held the position since 2003, fostering the Festival Orchestra's profile as an established ensemble and steadfast presence on the Lincoln Center campus, furthering its scope of repertoire beyond music of the classical era, and heightening its reputation as one of America's premier chamber orchestras. Langree made his Mostly Mozart Festival debut in 1998 and began his tenure as music director in 2003. 2023 will be his twenty-first season in the role. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.
CSO To Perform Mozart's REQUIEM
February 25, 2019
CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov leads the Columbus Symphony, Columbus Symphony Chorus, and four brilliant guest vocalists in a haunting and enigmatic performance of Mozart's last and unfinished masterpiece. This emotional journey is preceded by a clever piece by composer Mason Bates that combines technology and live sound to depict an orchestra of historic instruments.
Germany And The United States Take Home Medals In The American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing Championship
February 13, 2019
The winners of the American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing ChampionshipTM have been announced! The winners have been chosen from all over the world. The competition, sponsored by American Vocal Arts, emphasizes competitive collegiate singing that spans across borders. The goal of the competition is to award the best singers from around the world who are currently enrolled or have recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in music. The winners were selected based on talent, potential, and overall presentation.
Michael Mayer's Las Vegas-Themed RIGOLETTO Returns To The Met February 12
February 07, 2019
Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met on February 12, with conductor Nicola Luisotti leading an all-star cast. Initial performances star Nadine Sierra as Gilda, Vittorio Grigolo as the Duke, Roberto Frontali as Rigoletto, Štefan Kocán as Sparafucile, and Ramona Zaharia in her Met debut as Maddalena. In later performances, Rosa Feola makes her Met debut as Gilda, Bryan Hymel sings the Duke for the first time at the Met, George Gagnidze returns as Rigoletto, and Dimitry Ivashchenko reprises his portrayal of Sparafucile.