— 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 [...]
“Dark is life, dark is death”: these words are repeated again and again in the first number of The Song of the Earth . When he was composing this work, Mahler could [...]
At his birthday concert almost three years ago, Wolfgang Rihm was asked to contribute to Karlsruhe’s birthday [...]
Fight, drink, fuck: everything is allowed in Mahagonny. Everybody can purchase his part of happiness in this artificial paradise founded right in the middle of the desert by three crooks on the [...]
With Mozart, all music is theatre. Symphony, string quartet, serenade… This also holds true for his religious music. Inhabited by this conviction, the bard of the boards Romeo Castellucci and the [...]
Tosca – the name snaps and blares. It refers to the opera of operas, and the role of roles: the greatest opera singers are consumed by it. Because the work makes theatre out of an opera [...]