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The Komische Oper Berlin keeps hope alive

Directed by Barrie Kosky, one of the most exciting theatres in Europe, the Komische Oper Berlin remains hopeful and announces its reopening in December. On the schedule are two new productions, first Mondnacht (a pasticcio on Schumann’s Lieder) and above all Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride with Nadja Mchantaf in the much-anticipated direction of Barrie Kosky […]

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Jakub, twice as strong!

In order to allow as many people as possible to attend his recital, the young countertenor and already superstar Jakub Józef Orliński adds a new performance at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. On Saturday 12 December 2020, it will be possible to hear Handel‘s great arias performed by this exceptional artist with the Il Pomo d’Oro […]

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Nothing is lost in Bordeaux

All is not lost for Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande starring Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Chiara Skerath and Alexandre Duhamel which was to be one of the highlights of the Bordeaux National Opera season. The performances are cancelled and yet rehearsals and recordings remain possible, the artists and technicians continue to work to record a CD to […]

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The show goes on in Avignon

The Opera Grand Avignon announces that it can continue its artistic creation activity. Two new productions will therefore be presented live to the public on the institution’s YouTube channel or on its website. Scheduled on Saturday 14 November 2020 at 4pm, Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Story by the Ballet de l’Opéra Grand Avignon, choreography by Eugénie […]

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24 hours with Eugen Onegin

The renowned Wiener Staatsoper is also adjusting to the time of confinement by offering the free broadcast of a selection of recordings from its digital archive during its temporary closure in November. Among the performances on line, on Friday 6 November 2020, starting at 19:00, Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin (with Andrè Schuen and Nicole Car) in […]

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Earthquake at La Scala in Milan

The board of directors of the Teatro alla Scala, the temple of opera in Milan, has just announced news that could shake the lyrical planet. The traditional season-opening performance on December 7th will not be able to take place. As the sanitary conditions to host the new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor are not […]

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Anti-covid measures: performing arts in Europe

(updated on Thursday, November 5, 2020)   Germany: closure of cultural institutions until 30 November 2020 Germany is now facing a significant increase in Covid-19 cases. Angela Merkel announced on Wednesday 28th October a partial lockdown implying notably the closure of cultural institutions. These measures valid for the whole country apply from Monday 2 November until […]

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Against all odds, Hippolyte et Aricie on stage

It was to be one of the highlights of the season, the new production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie by Jeanne Candel was expected at the Opéra Comique from November 11th. All is not lost because, thanks to everyone’s efforts, opera lovers will have the chance to attend the unique livestream performance on ARTE Concert […]