Taras Konoshchenko & Andromahl Raptis Highlight Staatstheater Nürnberg’s 2019-20 Season

Staatstheater Nürnberg has announced its 2019-20 season, which will include a number of premieres. Premieres The season will open with Verdi’s “Don Carlos,” directed by Jens-Daniel Herzog. The cast will feature Tadeusz Szlenkier in the title role, alongside Nicolai Karnolsky as Philip II King of Spain, Emily Newton as Elisabeth of Valois, Martina Dike as Princess Eboli, Sangmin Lee as {…}

Teatro Real De Madrid 2017-18 Review – Carmen: Calixto Bieito’s Vision Gains Relevancy in Spain’s Current Tumultuous Times

This marked my third time traveling to Madrid. What made this one unique was the number of Spanish flags in neighborhoods in the capital – a result of recent events in which autonomous Catalonia is seeking independence. That political backdrop brought further relevance to Calixto Bieito’s production of “Carmen,” seen at the beautiful Teatro Real on Thursday night. It’s a {…}