Göteborg: Three Fragments from Juliette (staged premiere)

13 April 2019, GöteborgsOperan, Göteborg, Sweden Bohuslav Martinů: Three Fragments from Juliette (staged premiere in collaboration with National Theatre Brno) Directed by: David Radok, music director: Marko Ivanović Cast: Kerstin Avemo (Juliette), Joachim Bäckström (Michel) Language: French Following performances: 18, 24 and 26 Apr, 10 and 12 May 2019

Carnegie Hall: the American premiere of ‘Juliette’

22 March 2019, Carnegie Hall, New York Bohuslav Martinů: Juliette (The Key to Dreams) – American premiere, concert performance American Symphony Orchestra, Bard Festival Chorale (director: James Bagwell), cond. Leon Botstein Cast: Sara Jakubiak (Juliette), Aaron Blake (Michel) and others

Wuppertal: Julietta

On 3 March, Oper Wuppertal in North Rhine-Westphalia presented a new production of Bohuslav Martinů’s Julietta. It was the historically first performance of the composer’s operatic masterpiece in Western Germany. The production was created by an Israelian directress Inga Levant, who had already worked on The Tales of Hoffmann in Wuppertal this year. In Julietta, she once again focused on … Read more

Berlin: Juliette

On May 28 one of Bohuslav Martinů’s operatic masterpieces, Juliette (1937-38), was performed, for the first time in the theatre’s history, at the Staatsoper Berlin. The all-star cast includes the Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená in the title role of Juliette and Rolando Villazón as Michel; the conductor is the Staatsoper’s musical director Daniel Barenboim. Much of the attention … Read more