Anaik Morel is making her debut at the Salzburg Festival in Charlotte Salomon, an opera by Marc-André Dalbavie.
What could be more challenging for a tenor from Mozart's home-town Salzburg than singing one if his most central Italian Mozart-roles at Italy's opera venue number one? Alike Mozart Peter Sonn was born in Salzburg where he received his musical education at the university which carries the name of the master composer from Salzburg.
Since his first years on stage Peter Sonn's vocal career has been focussed on Mozart. Meanwhile he has sung Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) in more than a dozen of international venues including the leading opera-houses in Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt. Peter Sonn, however, is eagerly trying to find a balance with Italian parts (most recently Alfredo in La traviata at the Welsh National Opera earlier this year) or slavic roles (such as Lensky, Vladimir Igorevitch). Furthermore up-coming role-debuts express the direction of his future repertoire: Jenik in Smetana's Bartered Bride, Rodolfo in La bohème and Leukippos in Strauss' Daphne.
For the weeks to come the audience of La Scala can enjoy Peter Sonn's Ferrando, a role he will be heard with at La Scala on July 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th, 2014. Already in September of this year Peter Sonn will to Milan for concert-appearances (Uriel in Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation under Zubin Mehta's baton).
The opera Dimitri by the French composer Victorin Joncières (1839-1903) is an inspiring discographic discovery. Not only is this opera beautifully made but it also of an ardent lyricism.
In line with the times of the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss' birthday, the legendary Strauss singer Brigitte Fassbaender assembled a fine choice of singers who recorded the complete compositions of Richard Strauss for voice and piano on CD under her artistic guidance. Amongst the chosen singers of this large project is also Lucian Krasznec who had until then only sung the Italian Tenor in Rosenkavalier out of the Strauss repertoire. On the now available CD box, Strauss fans can listen to the complete Lieder by Strauss from his compositions of his early youth unto his last one, "Malven", that he composed at the age of 84. An artistic show of strength that Brigitte Fassbaender presents herself in a short documentary.
Since 2011, Françoix-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles have been researching on The Rite of Spring.
In 2010, Vincent Boussard made his sensational debut at the Staatsoper Berlin with Agrippina by Handel. Since then, he has staged the following productions in Germany: I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Candide at the Staatsoper Berlin im Schillertheater, Madama Butterfly at the Staatsoper Hamburg as well as Adriana Lecouvreur and Gluck’s Ezio at the Frankfurt Opera. Vincent Boussard is back at the Staatsoper de Berlin im Schillertheater staging Kurt Weil's Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Opening night on June 6, 2014.