OperaVision 2020 Preview: Barrie Kosky & Komische Opera Berlin to Revive ‘Spring Storms’ After 87 Years

By David Salazar

OperaVision will present Weinberger’s “Spring Storms” on Jan. 25, 2020 live from the Komische Oper Berlin.

The opera will star Stefan Kurt, Alma Sadé, Vera-Lotte Boecker, Dominik Köninger, and Tansel Akzeybek.

Jordan de Souza will conduct a production that will be directed by Barrie Kosky. The opera, by the Jewish-Czech composer, premiered in Berlin just 10 days after the Nazi party took control of the country, pushing the work into obscurity. This will be its first revival in 87 years.

The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time. That’s around 1 p.m. Eastern time and 10 a.m. Pacific time for the start time. It will be available for repeat viewings on Opera Vision until July 24, 2020.

The streaming service is free through OperaVision, which, per its official website, is a project “supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program, OperaVision builds on the success of The Opera Platform, with more contributing opera companies from more countries, under the editorial supervision of Opera Europa, the European association of opera companies and festivals. OperaVision brings together 30 partners from 18 countries and invites you to travel and discover the diversity of opera from wherever you want, whenever you want.”