While the work is considered the national opera in Denmark, it has so far led a rather niche existence in other countries. However, Nielsen's Masquerade, based on a comedy by the "Danish Molière" Ludvig Holberg published in 1724, has much to offer musically: folk songs, Mozartian lightness, romantic cantilenas, and energetic dances in a virtuosic orchestral setting full of harmonic and contrapuntal surprises.more
Starting October 31, Titus Engel conducts the new production of Carl Nielsen's comic opera Maskerade at the Frankfurt Opera.
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The series of concerts celebrating Friedrich Cerha's 95th birthday culminated in August: the monumental Spiegel cycle was performed at the Salzburg Festival by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Ingo Metzmacher. We celebrate the anniversary with a collection of portrait articles, current links, and his video interview for the Stadtjournal wien.at.