Norwegian Opera Director Stefan Herheim Stages ‘Die Walküre’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin

(Credits: Kristen Hoebermann / ©Neda Navaee / Ray Burmiston/Decca Classics/ Deutsche Oper Berlin official website / Annika Schlicht official website) In times of massive uncertainty and heightened risks, the Deutsche Oper Berlin is taking on the gargantuan effort of staging the second opera of the cycle, “Die Walküre,” directed by Stefan Herheim. Herheim’s production of the iconic Wagner’s opera is {…}

Andrew Harris Steps Into the Cast of ‘Die Walküre’ at Deutsche Oper

(Credit: Deutsche Oper Berlin official website) Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced that bass Andrew Harris will take over the role of Hunding in the upcoming performances of Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” replacing Tobias Kehrer. Harris has performed the roles of Don Basilio in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” Sparafucile in Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” Masetto in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” and Stefano Colonna in {…}

The Grand Teton Music Festival Announces The 2020 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

(Image Source: Donald Runnicles Official Website) The Grand Teton Music Festival has announced the 2020 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition. The scholarship competition is open to high school seniors from Wyoming, Idaho and Montana who intend to pursue degrees in music (classical, jazz, or other) at an accredited four-year college with a music program recognized by the National Association {…}

CD / DVD Releases – Week of May 7: Jonas Kaufmann Leads New Releases With ‘Otello’

The week sees a number of high profile releases including a world premiere, an exciting role debut, a rarely performed gem, and an innovative production from one of the world’s greatest filmmakers. L’Invisible The world premiere recording of Albert Reimann’s new opera “L’Invisible” will be released by Oehms Classics from the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The new CD, which was recorded from {…}