Berlin’s Opera Houses & Orchestras Release Statement Against Anti-Semitism

Berlin’s opera houses and orchestras have released statement against anti-semitism in reaction to current events and in commemoration of tomorrow’s 85th anniversary of the November pogroms in Germany. It also calls for peaceful co-existence. The statement reads, “Berlin’s major orchestras and three opera houses call on all Berliners to take a stand against anti-Semitism and hatred. Even in turbulent times, {…}

Royal Opera House & Staatsoper Berlin Announce Conductor Changes for ‘Don Carlo’ Productions

The Royal Opera House and Staatsoper Berlin have announced conductor changes for their productions of “Don Carlo.” Conductor Daniele Rustioni will no longer conduct the production of the Verdi opera in London, instead taking over the Staatsoper Berlin’s  “Don Carlo” which was originally set to be conducted by Daniel Barenboim. In his stead, Bertrand de Billy will lead the Royal {…}

Staatsoper Berlin Announces Conductor Changes for ‘Carmen’ & ‘Samson et Dalila’

The Staatsoper Berlin has announced conductor changes for upcoming performances. The company said that Bertrand de Billy will conduct the revival of Georges Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ for all performances (Feb. 5 to March 3). Meanwhile, the last three performances of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila” in February will be conducted by Thomas Guggeis, who has already rehearsed and conducted the revival {…}