From 17 to 26 November 2023, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin will be hosting the Barocktage 2023, where the French presence will be in evidence everywhere. Of the three major productions on the bill, two are from the French repertoire: Charpentier’s Médée (performed by Magdalena Kožená in Peter Sellars‘ staging conducted by Simon Rattle) and Cherubini’s Médée (sung in its original French version) immortalised by Maria Callas. The third title, Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto, is conducted by Marc Minkowski and Medea by Christophe Rousset, another great French conductor. Among the great artists are Elsa Dreisig, Stanislas de Barbeyrac and French-speakers Ana Maria Labin and Reinoud Van Mechelen. After Norma, the divine soprano Marina Rebeka follows in the footsteps of Callas with the formidable role of Medea.
Category: Travels - Publication date: 17 October 2023