Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2023 Review: The Dialogue of the Carmelites

(Photo: Richard Hubert Smith) Whether you like Barrie Kosky’s stagings or not, they always have an enormous presence. Think of the Marlene Dietrich-inspired gorilla suit in his “Carmen” for the Royal Opera House, the inflatable Beckmesser caricature in the Nuremberg trial “Meistersinger”, or the eerie sea of ash and candles in his “Saul” for Glyndebourne. The latter, highly acclaimed, meant {…}

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

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 {…}