Sweet compassion instead of ecstatic love: Frank Martin’s LE VIN HERBÉ offers a new interpretation of the tale of TRISTAN AND ISEULT, which goes beyond Wagnerian pathos. Tom Randle and Caitlin Hulcup embody the fatal lovers in the new production by Welsh National Opera.
Opera celebrates its past but lives in the present. It renews its appeal through the creativity of contemporary artists – singers, conductors, directors, writers and, above all, composers. The Opera Platform seeks to show the very best of later 20th and early 21st century opera and of what is being written today by the most innovative artists. It will show a selection of the most talked-about European opera premières in the theatre and aims to play a part in the technological development of opera for the future.
A rare opportunity to see L’ÉCUME DES JOURS by Edison Denisov. Oper Stuttgart’s directing team Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito bring out the contemporary drama in a work that moves freely between avant-garde musical styles, opera, jazz and elements inspired by musicals.
Is mankind ready for space exploration? Stanley Kubrick’s SPACE ODYSSEY meets soap opera in SPACE OPERA, a new piece by young Polish composer Aleksander Nowak – first staged in 2015 by Poznań Opera.