The operas of George Frideric Handel are enjoying ever-increasing popularity. This year’s round of Handel festivals starts on 13 February 2016 at the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe with the rarely-performed Arminio in a new production by Max Emanuel Cencic, who also sings the title role. George Petrou directs the Greek period instrument ensemble Armonia Atenea. ›more‹
The Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen is the first opera house to stage Bellini’s masterpiece Norma using the new Bärenreiter edition by Maurizio Biondi and Riccardo Minasi, following on from Cecilia Bartoli’s Salzburg Festival production. The director is Elisabeth Stöppler, and conductor is Valtteri Rauhalammi, to be followed by Rasmus Baumann in later performances. The new production of Norma receives its first performance on 5 March 2016. ›more‹
“Something wonderful which suddenly appears before you.” The picture of the “beautiful vision” is a metaphor for the aura of sound created in Matthias Pintscher’s Violin Concerto Mar’eh. The chamber music-like transparency is now further unfolded in a version for violin and ensemble. The Ensemble intercontemporain gives the premiere of this version on 23 March 2016 in the Paris Philharmonie with Hae-Sun Kang (violin). The orchestral version can be heard before on 10–11 March in Geneva with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, also conducted here by the composer. The soloist is Renaud Capuçon. ›more‹
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The New Anton Bruckner Complete Edition, published by Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag Wien, was launched on 9 August 2014 at the Salzburg Festival. This was marked by the first performance of Bruckner's 1st Symphony in the Linz version of the premiere, reconstructed by Thomas Röder. It was performed by the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna under its chief conductor Cornelius Meister.
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