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Tag Archives: Les Troyens

REFRESHING NEW DRAMA PLATFORM IN BRATISLAVA

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by Dr. Kyriakos P. Loukakos[1] Every instant in life is unique and may be unrepeatable. So proved our opportunity to acquire a 3 LP Soviet set of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” featuring the late Moldovan soprano Maria Bieshu (1934 – 2012) and legendary Russian tenor Vladimir Atlantov (*1939). We located it at the basement record shop of the Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum, commemorating this Austro – Hungarian  composer’s birth in Pressburg, Bratislava’s official name while belonging […]

PESARO 2016 – NEW FACES IN ROF AT THE BARBER’S 200th ANNIVERSARY

As we put these lines on paper our mind and heart follow the indescribable lute for the many victims and otherwise sufferers of the horrendous earthquake that destroyed Ammatrice and other jewels of Italy, a country and its people very close to our perception of the European identity core, seeked by many of us like the proverbial Holy Grail in times of increasing disorientation and barbarism. By some coincidence this major humanistic and cultural catastrophe […]

BAYREUTH FESTIVAL 2015: (Mostly) Variations on black and grey

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The instructive power of a random trilogy After having attended, in summer 2014, a disconcerting Ring cycle by Frank Castorff,  the rather notorious director of the 101 years old Berlin Volksbühne,  we cautiously refrained from the treacherous pleasures of this production’s immediate “progress”, even if  that signified our missing what came out to be Kirill Petrenko’s last Bayreuth appearance, due to his recent designation as the new first conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the […]