The Japan Prize of the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is awarded to individuals whose life's work has contributed to deepening the understanding of Japan on the international stage. Toshio Hosokawa is the sixth recipient of the prize since 2008.more
On 20 January, Toshio Hosokawa was awarded the Berkeley Japan Prize 2023.
"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.