28.02.2013The myth of Acis and Galatea from Ovid’s Metamorphoses occupied Handel throughout his career, firstly inspiring him to compose a large-scale Italian cantata in 1708, then an English masque in 1718. Less well-known, because it has only been available in fragmentary form until now, is his third setting of this subject dating from 1732. › more ‹
28.02.2013Dresden-born composer Torsten Rasch, better known in Britain and published by Faber Music London, is now attracting increasing attention in Germany. › more ‹
30.01.2013Just a year after its successful premiere in Amsterdam, the Staatstheater Hanover presents Manfred Trojahn's most recent opera Orest.
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30.01.2013Franz Schubert's stage works continue to be overshadowed by his output of songs and his instrumental music. And so, plans by the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg to stage the 'magic opera' Des Teufels Lustschloss will be enthusiastically welcomed.
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15.10.2012The ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra under its conductor Cornelius Meister is featuring works by Miroslav Srnka in its 2012/13 season. Srnka’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra was premiered in the Musikverein Vienna on 23 November with Nicolas Hodges as soloist. The orchestra also gave the first Austrian performance of Reading Lessons for Orchestra in the Konzerthaus Vienna on 12 December.
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15.10.20122014 is also the 300th anniversary of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s birth. New productions: Iphigenie en Aulide, by the Theater an der Wien on 8 November (Torsten Fischer/Alessandro de Marchi); Paris version of Alceste, by the Staatsoper 12 November (Christof Loy/Ivor Bolton).
15.10.2012Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini’s second opera Der Sandmann, after themes by E.T.A. Hoffmann, received its premiere on 20 October 2012 at the Theater Basel.