Tomorrow May 4th here in Vancouver is opening night of the Canadian premiere of Tan Dun’s spectacular opera “Tea: A mirror of soul”. For more on this production and the opera itself visit www.vancouveropera.ca
Tomorrow the 27th of January 2013 is the 280th anniversary of Handel’s Orlando. It’s our première however here at the Semperoper Dresden!
Some late news…..JD took over recently at short notice at the Paris Opera for the last three performances of The Rake’s Progress. “A totally unexpected, but wonderfully rewarding challenge” is how he put it. He had literally five hours notice and hadn’t conducted the work in over ten years!
Vanessa has opened in Frankfurt .. if you’re in the area come and see this beautiful production. For a bit more information check out the video trailer
JD makes his appeal to help the Duisburger Philharmoniker survive. Click on the link http-::www.youtube.com:watch?v=FP84NDvGvK8
and sign the petitions on the Deutsche oper am Rhein or Duisburger Philharmoniker websites.
This is URGENT….the future of the Duisburger Philharmoniker is at stake. Please sign the online petition to help save this wonderful institution which, after more than 140 years, is under serious threat from budgetary cuts in the city.
After wonderful concerts in Berlin with the Konzerthaus Orchestra and Tabea Zimmermann, JD is now in Warsaw with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Xavier De Maistre. more …
JD’s opening night of this very colourful Magic Flute for Opera Australia has been and gone. What you may ask has a picture of Angelo Soliman got to do with it all. more …
‘A world that has produced a Mozart is a world worth saving. What a picture of a better world you have given us Mozart. ‘ Franz Schubert.
‘In my dreams of heaven I always see the great masters gathered in a huge hall in which they all reside. Only Mozart has his own suite!’ Victor Borge.
JD is preparing ‘The Magic Flute’ for Opera Australia in Sydney opening on January 6th. more …