Berlin: The Makropulos Affair

13 February 2022, 6pm, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin Leoš Janáček: The Makropulos Affair (premiere) Directed by: Claus Guth, music director: Simon Rattle Cast: Marlis Petersen (Emilia Marty), Ľudovít Ludha (Albert Gregor), Peter Hoare (Vítek), Natalia Skrycka (Krista), Bo Skovhus (Jaroslav Prus), Jan Martiník (Dr Kolenatý) and others Language: Czech with German and English subtitles … 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