In the summer of 1788, Mozart composed a host of works, including a set of three symphonies for which we do not know the name of the commissioner, but which seem to have been wanted urgently. No. [...]
Puccini’s opera was a triumph in Aix-en-Provence under the baton of Daniele Rustioni, principal conductor of the Opéra National de Lyon. Angel Blue’s singing was filled with sweet [...]
At Aix, Mozart’s Requiem resonates for all the planet. Opening the Festival, Castellucci and Raphaël Pichon offer a splendid meditation on the beauty of the world and [...]
A powerful show. Andrea Breth develops the contrasts between the rude reality of Lenz’s tragedy and his imagination, without always distinguishing between the two. Paradoxically, [...]
Ivo van Hove’s new staging of “Mahagonny” [...] is, quite simply, enjoyable. [...] Much of the joy of this “Mahagonny” comes from witnessing two masters at work: Mr. van [...]
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence: The Sleeping Thousand gives a voice to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The premiere of this first opera in Hebrew, which unites Israeli composer Adam [...]
— Could you please tell us about your musical training and background, which are completely atypical?
I was born in Chicago, Illinois. I started out by [...]