»I consider that music is, by its very nature, essentially powerless to express anything at all, whether a feeling, an attitude of mind, or psychological mood, a phenomenon of nature, etc… more
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With light-footed improvisations, Till Brönner creates a musical arch from classical Christmas carols to thoughtful pop moments and elegant, laid-back remakes of American evergreens, just in time for the most important holiday of the year. more
Through the means of classical ballet, SWAN LAKE tells the story of Prince Siegfried and his love for the enchanted princess Odette who tragically is trapped in the body of a swan. Half swan, half human, it is her destiny to become the subject of the... more
Eugene Onegin, a young, seemingly self-absorbed aristocrat is tired of life in the city and travels to the countryside with his friend Lensky to visit his fiancée, Olga. more
eoš Janáček’s third opera, with its echoes of folk music from the composer’s native Moravia, was his first real success andwas given the sobriquet of »Moravia’s national opera«. more
»The miller’s joy is wandering…« Schubert’s song cycle »Die schöne Müllerin« begins light-heartedly. Yet the story of the journeyman miller who is unhappily in love turns out to be a multi-layered one-person drama. In this staged version, bass-baritone... more
Love, eroticism, jealousy and intrigue, war and violence, lust for power, tests of courage and great visions: Antonio Vivaldi’s »Il Giustino« offers an action-packed and emotionally charged stage spectacle about the young farmer Giustino’s rise to the... more
Princess Turandot does not want to be anyone’s bride. And she is willing to do anything to protect her independence. Her strategy so far for ridding herself of burdensome suitors has been this: anyone who wants to marry her needs to solve three riddles.... more
»When it’s out of necessity, anything is permissible, he says. Maybe you’re right, she says.« The place: Bergen, Norway. It’s cold. It’s raining. Asle and the heavily pregnant Alida wander around the coastal city. The young couple are turned away wherever... more
The Nibelung dwarf Alberich robs the Rhinemaidens of the Rhinegold to forge a ring that confers »endless power«. Meanwhile, Wotan, the father of the gods, is forced into action. To reward the giants Fasolt and Fafner for building the castle Valhalla,... more
Daphne lives in a world that is foreign to her. She is the embodiment of nature and finds human behaviour and desire alien. Apollo and Leucippus, both of whom desire Daphne, attend the feast of Dionysus. Leucippus puts his plan into action: Daphne abandons... more
Harrison Birtwistle, the face and voice of contemporary British music, wrote a short, intensive piece for woodwind and percussion in 2018 and dedicated it to Simon Rattle. Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 is monumental and stands at the crossroads between... more
A documentary account of a bizarre complex inheritance dispute, a crime drama, a meta-opera featuring a singer playing a singer, a treatise on the sense and nonsense of human immortality. »The Makropulos Affair« is all of the above. With inexplicably... more
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