The Bayreuth Festival 2021 starts on July 25, 2021 and delights all opera fans with the works of German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) until August 25. So here on the StarkConductor blog I'm giving an overview of the Bayreuth Festival 2021. In the course of this you can read here which pieces will be performed this year and who is in the cast.
In today's blog post I present three cultural construction sites in Germany. These are "construction sites" in the truest sense of the word - the opera houses in Bayreuth and Stuttgart are being renovated, and a new concert hall is being built in Munich.
Even if you are not a big operetta fan, the titles Die Fledermaus, Die lustige Witwe and Die Csárdásfürstin might be familiar to you. Do you also know the operetta composers? They are Strauss, Lehár and Kálmán. Together with another colleague – Offenbach – these operetta composers are responsible for the core operetta repertoire.
Three weeks ago, three approaches to solving the current corona problem in the concert business were presented here in the StarkConductor Blog. Today's blogpost is dedicated to the world of opera.
How many operas do you know? And how many operas do you estimate there are? In fact, there are thousands – and most of them live a shadowy existence. I have graphically illustrated this phenomenon in today’s blog article.
Munich, Bielefeld, Weimar - three cities, three different approaches to dealing with corona requirements. At least one of them is really curious.