Sara Jakubiak, Aleš Briscein and Günter Papendell Headline Stream of ‘Die Tote Stadt’ from Komische Oper Berlin

(Credit: Iko Freese/ Komische Oper Berlin has announced that it will stream a production of Korngold’s “Die Tote Stadt.” The opera will star soprano Sara Jakubiak, tenor Aleš Briscein, and baritone Günter Papendell. The cast also includes Maria Fiselier, Georgina Melville, Adrian Strooper, and Ivan Turšić. Ainārs Rubiķis conducts the production by Robert Carsen, which was filmed on Sept. 30, {…}

Thomas Søndergård Replaces Sir Donald Runnicles For Berlin Philharmonic Online Festival

(Credit: Martin Bubandt) The Berlin Philharmonic has announced that due to the travel restrictions, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Sir Donald Runnicles will not be able to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in the online festival “The Golden Twenties” on February 20, 2021. As a result, Thomas Søndergård, the Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  {…}