“Lohengrin” in Berlin: Regietheater backwards

ESo r did it. Two and a half years after the planned debut in Bayreuth, star tenor Roberto Alagna sang Wagner’s Lohengrin for the first … Read more

“Die tote Stadt”: Later success for Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s opera

DThere are nuts at the round bar. You are bored playing with the lemon wedge on the cocktail glass. Expectation of the night hawks. But … Read more

Virtual premieres: Opera as a Zoom conference

AThe most unusual was the end. When the worldly, aged Giuseppe Verdi lets all his citizens of Windsor, including the recently teased Falstaff, raise the … Read more

Orpheus everywhere: “Joy of life and reason are not a contradiction in terms”

IIn the Nuremberg production, Orfeo and Euridice are a brightly dressed contemporary wedding couple with a table, cake and lots of selfie theater, even in … Read more