A debut work at the age of almost 80: The new opera Valuska is the first of Peter Eötvös' 13 operas that the Hungarian composer wrote in his native language. Eötvös celebrates his 80th birthday on 02 January 2024. To mark this occasion, the new work will be premiered on 02 December 2023 at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest. It will be conducted by Kálmán Szennai and staged by Bence Varga.
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On 22 October 2023, the newly renovated Theater St. Gallen opens with the world premiere of the world's first major opera about a person who is transgender. Lili Elbe is the latest work by Grammy Award winner Tobias Picker and his librettist Aryeh Lev Stollman, commissioned by Konzert und Theater St. Gallen. The opera features a production by Krystian Lada, with musical direction by Modestas Pitrenas. American transgender baritone Lucia Lucas will embody the title role of Lili Elbe.
He has always admired composer Robert Schumann and often drawn inspiration from his works: Jörg Widmann’s new piece, Schumannliebe (“Love for Schumann”), for voice and ensemble will have its world premiere at the Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal on October 4th, 2023. Baritone Matthias Goerne will perform alongside the Remix Ensemble under the direction of Peter Rundel.
The rediscovery continues: Erich Wolfgang Korngold's long-forgotten opera Das Wunder der Heliane (“The Miracle of Heliane”) has experienced a renaissance in recent years. A new version of the piece is now being premiered: The Nederlandse Reisopera presents Das Wunder der Heliane in a version for medium orchestra by Fergus McAlpine. This means that smaller opera houses can now also perform the piece. The premiere will take place in Enschede on September 30.
A sequel to Verdi's opera: The Niederrheinische Sinfoniker will perform the world premiere of the chamber opera Aida - The Fifth Act by Stefan Heucke on September 03 2023 in Mönchengladbach with the conductor Giovanni Conti. The libretto is by Ralph Köhnen with a production by Dennis Krauß.
A Belated Birthday Celebration: On 25 August 2023, as part of the Composer’s birthday celebrations, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of Joji Yuasa’s, Locus of the Orchestra, with Yoichi Sugiyama once more at the musical helm in Tokyo.
Kafka's World of Sound: The BBC Philharmonic, under the baton of John Storgårds, will perform the world premiere of Kafka's Earplugs by Gerald Barry at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms on the 3rd of August 2023.
A concert by and for the LGBTQ+ community: The world premiere of the new orchestral work ECHOES by Julian Anderson will take place on July 07 2023 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in London. Oliver Zeffman will conduct and Davóne Tines will sing the baritone solo part.
300 years of Bach in Leipzig and 50 years of Widmann! The new work Kantate by Jörg Widmann will be premiered in Leipzig on 08 June 2023 with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Tomanerchor in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. In the opening concert of the Bach Festival Leipzig, Andreas Reize, Johann Sebastian Bach's 18th successor as Thomaskantor, will take over the musical direction.
It’s Ligeti’s Birthday! To mark the centenary of this iconic composer, Peter Eötvös (*1944) will conduct the world premiere of his new work entitled LIGETIDYLL with the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra on 28 May 2023.