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Happy New Year 2020 !

The whole Music & Opera team thanks you for your confidence and wishes you all the best for 2020. May this year be rich in happiness and music!

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The Salzburg Mozart Institute discovered a lock of hair of the composer!

The Salzburg Mozart Institute is recovering hair! As the next Mozart Woche (from January 23 to February 2, 2020) is announced, the famous Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum has announced the acquisition of a collection of original documents including a lock of hair belonging to the famous composer. Still, we do not know if Figaro made the […]

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The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, fire victim!

The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, fire victim! The New Year’s Eve concert featuring the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria is undergoing some changes. Following last summer’s fires in Gran Canaria, his government had to reconsider certain projects, including the venue of his symphony orchestra in Baden-Baden. The great German institution has therefore announced its replacement by the […]

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Great conductor Alain Altinoglu twice in the News !

Great conductor Alain Altinoglu is twice in the News because he has just been appointed chief conductor of the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt (from season 2021-2022) and his contract as music director of Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels has just extended till 2025. This is great news!   Photo : Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve

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A world premiere launches the new season of the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie

A world premiere opens the new 19/20 season of the Royal Theater of La Monnaie in Brussels, on September 20, 2019. Macbeth Underworld by Pascal Dusapin is directed by Thomas Jolly and conducted by Alain Altinoglu with a brilliant cast. Georg Nigl performs as Shakespeare hero Macbeth and Magdalena Kožená and Sophie Marilley share the […]

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Akram Khan’s choreography of Giselle invited in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris

Akram Khan’s choreography of Giselle is overwhelming. With this spectaculor event, the English National Ballet is invited to open the dance season 19/20 of Madrid’s Teatro Real from October 10, 2019. The English company is also invited to perform Giselle at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu from of April 22, 2020 before Les Etés de […]

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The New York Philharmonic’s new season is launched

Two major events open the new season of the New York Philharmonic. On September 18–21, 2019, Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts the wolrd premiere of Philip Glass’s King Lear Ouverture, commissioned by the NY Phil. And on September 26–28, 2019, van Zweden conducts the US Stage Premiere of director, set and lighting designer Bengt […]

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Two great international cellists at the Dresden Kulturpalast

Conducting the Dresden Philharmonie, Krzysztof Urbański perfoms with two great international cellists at the Dresden Kulturpalast in October 2019. Cellist Truls Mørk performs famous Dvořák’s concerto on October 3 and 6. Cellist Jan Vogler joins the list of prestigous guests for the 50th anniversary Gala of Kulturpalast Opening, on October 5th.