As music director of the Folkoperan Stockholm, Henrik Schaefer starts the new season by bringing the house fresh ideas – and not just through the original romantic sound he wants to achieve there.
On September 13, Alejo Pérez conducted the premiere of Prokofiev's War and Peace at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. In an interview, he explains what connects him with this opera and with Russian repertoire altogether.
Just before Bas Wiegers conducted his
first concerts in front of a live audience in May, he
sat down for an interview to reflect on the preceding Corona year.
Simon Bode talks about his wanderlust for musical journeys.
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Outrage is not enough: Titus Engel talks to the FAZ about conducting Bartók's only opera and about cultural politics in Corona times.
Olli Mustonen talks about an early musical key experience, two new compositions and the special meaning that the Paul Hindemith Award bears for him.
Ryoko Aoki incorporates into her performances a theatrical culture that, in the past, was largely reserved for male performers.
Lukas Ligeti on artistic influences and his father's legacy.
In an interview with German music critic Eleonore Büning, Christoph Prégardien muses about empathy and stage fright, talk of a lieder crisis and the sins of concert promoters.
François-Frédéric Guy, expert in romantic German repertoire and especially Beethoven's works, describes his experience as an orchestra leader from the piano as a "thrilling tightrope act".
Peter Rundel talks about opera.