Munich: The Bartered Bride

22 December 2018, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (premiere) Directed by: David Bösch, music director: Tomáš Hanus Cast: Selene Zanetti (Marie), Pavol Breslik (Hans), Günther Groissböck (Kezal), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Wenzel) and others Language: German Following performances: 25, 29 and 31 Dec 2018, 3 and 6 Jan 2019

Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland: From the House of the Dead

Savonlinna Opera Festival, held between July 8 and August 6 in Savonlinna in the south-east of Finland, presented From the House of the Dead (1928), the very last opera by Leoš Janáček. The premiere took place on July 23 in a curious location of the medieval Olavinlinna castle. The production is a famous one, created by David … Read more

Tokyo: Jenůfa

On 28 February Janáček’s Jenůfa was for the first time in history staged at the New National Theatre Tokyo, Japan’s foremost national centre for performing arts. The production, which was created in 2012 at Deutsche Oper Berlin by the director Christof Loy and then conducted by Donald Runnicles, enjoyed a great success two weeks ago, when it reached … Read more