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.
The Teatro La Fenice in Venice is one of the most important opera houses in the world. To be able to build and maintain this good reputation, perseverance and optimism were necessary - because this opera house has been burned down and rebuilt several times. In this blog post, I tell the story of Teatro La Fenice. A drama in three fires.
Suburban stage, world centre for German-language musicals and Vienna's third opera house: the Theater an der Wien can look back on a truly eventful history. A portrait.
122 years ago today, the Volksoper Wien was opened. A few thoughts on the history and tradition of this diverse house.
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.
123 years ago today, the operetta Die Faschingsfee by Emmerich Kálmán was premiered at the Johann Strauss Theater in Vienna. This house, which unfortunately no longer exists today, was one of the top addresses at the beginning of the 20th century when it came to operetta.
A theater in which two Mozart operas were premiered? A theater that opened with a Lessing play? A theater in which a national anthem was born? In fact, there is one in which all this happened: the Prague Estates Theater.