Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gounod’s Faust in Estonia

Faust Opera by Charles Gounod Premiere on September 20, 2012 Libretto by Jules Barbier’ and Michel Carré after Carré’s paly “Faust and Marguerite” and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s tragedy “Faust” World premiere on March 19, 1859 (Théātre Lyrique) Opera in … Continue reading

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L’elisir d’amore in Estonia

L’elisir d’amore Opera by Gaetano Donizetti in two acts Libretto by Felice Romani after Eugène Scribe’s text for Daniel-François-Esprit Auber’s “Le Philtre” World premiere on May 12, 1832 (Milano Teatro Cannobiana) Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on May 15, … Continue reading

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Carmen in Norway

January 23.–March 26 Carmen Performed in French Texted in Norwegian and English 3 hours 1 intermission Since the premiere in 1875, the character of Carmen in Bizet’s hitlist of an opera has captivated audiences all over the world. Carmen desires … Continue reading

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Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor in Liege

Season : 2014-2015 Length : 3h30 Song language : German Conductor : Christian Zacharias Director : David Hermann Choirmaster : Marcel Seminara Artist : Franz Hawlata, Anneke Luyten, Werner Van Mechelen, Sabina Willeit, Laurent Kubla, Davide Giusti, Sophie Junker, Stefan … Continue reading

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“The Cunning Little Vixen” in Finland

The Finnish National Opera Presents: The Cunning Little Vixen Leoš Janáček A young vixen, or female fox, is captured by a forest ranger and obliged to learn to live among humans. The vixen finally escapes to freedom and the proper … Continue reading

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Die Fledermaus in Tokyo

Die Fledermaus Music by Johann STRAUSS II Opera in 3 acts Sung in German with Japanese surtitles Opera Palace January 29, February 1,4,8  2:00 PM February 6,  7:00 PM Johann STRAUSS II, the “Waltz King”, composed this crowning work of … Continue reading

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KRZYSZTOF MEYER’s fantastic comic opera CYBERIADA (THE CYBERIAD) at the Teatr Wielki

Sun 6:00pm January 18, 2015 Moniuszko Auditorium CYBERIADA (THE CYBERIAD)  POZNAŃ OPERA THEATRE KRZYSZTOF MEYER Fantastic comic opera in three acts Libretto – composer, based on the cycle of Stanisław Lem’s short stories Premiere: 25/05/2013 Duration: 2 hrs. 30 min., … Continue reading

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Weinberg’s THE PORTRAIT in Warsaw

Fri 7:00pm January 16, 2015 Moniuszko Auditorium THE PORTRAIT – THE POZNAŃ OPERA THEATRE MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG Opera in three acts Libretto by Alexander Medvedev based on Nikolai Gogol’s short story Sung in Russian with Polish surtitles Co-production with the Opera … Continue reading

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Tõnu Kõrvits’ Butterfly in Estonia

Butterfly Opera by Tõnu Kõrvits in two acts Libretto by Maria Lee Liivak and Lauri Kaldoja, based on Andrus Kivirähk’s eponymous novel World premiere on September 13, 2013 at the Estonian National Opera Approx. running time 2 h 5 min … Continue reading

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OWEN WINGRAVE at the Oper Frankfurt

OWEN WINGRAVE Benjamin Britten 1913 – 1976 Opera in two acts Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, after the story by the same name (1893) by Henry James First broadcast May 16th 1971 BBC Television, London First performance May 10th 1973 Royal … Continue reading

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