Friday, 3 April 2020

Online Operas during Corona Lockdown

Here is a list of online opera performances I saw on Facebook, and felt this is something everybody (interested in opera) should know about!

Today also my bilingual children opera "Vickan & Väinö" was recorded for being broadcast later this spring! Sharing that with you as soon as it comes out!

But for now:

Metropolitan New York
3.4 Les Pêcheurs de Perles
4.4 Macbeth
5.4 Norma
6.4 Aida
7.4 La Fanciulla del West
8.4 Falstaff
9.4 Parsifal
10.4 Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
11.4 Don Pasquale
12.4 Cosi fan tutte

Bayerische Staatsoper München
Lucia di Lammermoor until the 8th of April
Parsifal until the 11th of April
Boris Godunov 18th of April to the 2nd of May
L’elisir d’amore 4.-18th of April
Die Frau ohne Schatten 11.-25th of April

Komische Oper Berlin
8.4 Pelléas et Mélisande
18.4 La Bohème
1.5 Jewgeni Onegin

Deutsche Oper Berlin
2.-4.4 Tristan und Isolde
4.-6.4 Fidelio
6.-8.4 Cimarosa: Die Heimliche Ehe
8.10.4 Aribert Reimann: Die Gespenstersonate
10.-12.4 Don Giovanni
12.-14.4 Don Carlos
14.-16.4 Carl Heinrich Graun: Montezuma
16..18.4 Wolfgang Rihm: Oedipus

Staatsoper Berlin
03.04.2020 »Hippolyte et Aricie« Jean-Philippe Rameau
04.04.2020 Staatskapelle & Barenboim spielen Brahms
05.04.2020 »Così fan tutte« Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
06.04.2020 »Tannhäuser« Richard Wagner
07.04.2020 Staatskapelle & Barenboim spielen Brahms
08.04.2020 »Tristan und Isolde« Richard Wagner
09.04.2020 Staatskapelle & Barenboim spielen Bruckner
10.04.2020 »Parsifal« Richard Wagner
11.04.2020 Barenboim & Staatskapelle spielen Beethoven
12.04.2020 Staatskapelle & Barenboim spielen Bruckner
13.04.2020 »Parsifal« Richard Wagner
14.04.2020 »Violetter Schnee« Beat Furrer
15.04.2020 »Die Verlobung im Kloster« Sergej Prokojew
16.04.2020 »Der Rosenkavalier« Richard Strauss
17.04.2020 »Der Spieler« Sergej Prokofjew
18.04.2020 Barenboim spielt Beethoven-Klaviersonaten
19.04.2020 »Manon« Jules Massenet

Royal Opera House Covent Garden London
Acis and Galatea, The Royal Opera, 2009 – 3 April 2020, 7pm BST
Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera, 2010 – 10 April 2020, 7pm BST
The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, 2013 – 17 April 2020, 7pm BST
Gloriana, The Royal Opera, 2013 – 24 April 2020, 7pm BST
The Winter’s Tale, The Royal Ballet, 2014 – 1 May 2020, 7pm BST

The Salzburg Easter Festival
Die Walküre, 2017, Available: 4 April, 12:00 to 6 April, 12:00
Otello, 2016, Available: 6 April, 12:00 to 8 April, 12:00
Cavalleria rusticana, 2015, Available: 8 April, 12:00 to 10 April, 12:00
Pagliacci, 2015, Available: 10 April, 12:00 to 12 April, 12:00
Arabella, 2014, Available: 12 April, 12:00 to 14 April, 12:00
Parsifal, 2013, Available: 14 April, 12:00 to 16 April, 12:00

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Guest Lecture at the University of Helsinki

There is a first for everything - yesterday was a first for giving a guest lecture at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki! Pics or it didn't happen!

Photos by Hannah Kaihovirta

I talked about my educational repertoire - my three children operas Dumma Kungen, Djurens planet and Vickan & Väinö and about the challenges that have to be taken into account when composing educational material. I also talked about what my work as a composer is like and played a recording of my orchestral piece Tundo!. All the students were very focused the whole 90 minute lecture and asked enlightening questions. Big thank you the University of Helsinki for this opportunity and for inviting me!
Photo by Hannah Kaihovirta

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

USA Tour coming up!

Last year 2019 was not an easy year - mildly said. But I have high hopes on that 2020 will be different and have some exciting news:

I'm super excited about visiting USA for three and a half weeks, most of February! Going to Los Angeles, Colorado and New York! Extremely excited (and slightly terrified at the same time)!! 😁 Going to LA for visiting my favourite American Lucy McKnight , to Colorado Springs for hearing the US premiere of my piece "Tundo!" by Colorado Springs Philharmonic conducted by the amazing Christian Reif and to New York because it's anyway on the way home... 😉
Friends in LA, Colorado and NYC, let's meet up! 😍

And this pic is a throwback pic from 2017 when I was at Playa El Saler in Valencia, Spain - the closest pic to what I imagine LA will look like in February... 😏