"He learned to make music democratically at an early age, and he also appreciates the cultivated discourse. From this, as well as from his in-depth reading of the musical text, he gains his polished interpretations, which lead the listener to the essence of the respective work and even a bit further," the jury's statement said.more
We congratulate Titus Engel on being named Conductor of the Year 2020 by Opernwelt magazine!
"Drastic and clear" - "strong and accurate": Johannes Klumpp received enthusiastic reviews for his conducting of the two opera premieres From a House of the Dead and The Makropulos Affair on April 30 at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. The Janáček double bill was performed again in May; individually, the operas will be shown until July.
Vito Žuraj's first full-length opera Blühen was premiered in Frankfurt in January 2023 and received enthusiastic reviews. Before the world premiere, we spoke to the composer about his collaboration with librettist Händl Klaus, director Brigitte Fassbaender and the Ensemble Modern, which played under Michael Wendeberg.