Innsbruck Early Music Festival 2019 Review: Ottone

(Photo:Rupert Larl) Each year Innsbruck’s Early Music Festival stages a Barockoper:Jung production in the inner courtyard of the theological faculty in the city’s university, devoted to showcasing the talents of younger singers, including selected finalists from the previous year’s Cesti competition. This year’s presentation was Handel’s 1719 opera, “Ottone.” The libretto, by Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino and adapted by Nicola Francesco {…}

Q & A: Director Anna-Magdalena Fitzi On Her Approach To Coaching Singers And “Ottone” At Innsbruck’s Early Music Festival

Innsbruck’s Early Music Festival is presenting Handel’s “Ottone” as its Barockoper: Jung production in which promising young talented singers who have just embarked upon their careers are given the opportunity to perform in a fully staged work. The director for this production, Anna-Magdalena Fitzi seems the ideal choice to take charge of the staging as she works extensively with young {…}

CD/DVD Releases-Week of June 5: Olga Peretyatko & Jose Bros Leads This Week’s New Releases

This week will feature three high profile releases, allowing for a unique exploration of music from some of the most recognized performers around the world. Russian Light  Olga Peretyatko returns with a new album for Sony Classical. This time she explores the Russian repertoire in works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and rare pieces from Shostakovich. The album is conducted by {…}