Oedipus by George Enescu at the Paris Opera House

In the Grande Opera, which, since April this year, has the 40 year old Gustavo Dudamel as its director (a conductor with a shining career, who parallelly conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra in Los Angeles) the event of the season took place: the second staging of the opera Oedipus by George Enescu, 85 years after its premiere in 1936 in Paris. The opera is a benchmark, the performance was remarkable with its directing and scenography, in which story and symbolism were interpreted ellegantly and appropriately.

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Festivals as artistic spaces

I believe the 40min series to be a boon to both the management and the concept of the Lucerne Festival, yet another series of free genre events, squeezed spatially and in terms of time before the ‘big event’ symphony concerts, presenting in essence specific extracts of the ‘big events’ with the participation of some...

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Festivals as living spaces

Should one analyse or formulate a contemporary festival concept, then Lucerne has an impressive prototypic festival life against a backdrop of several classical music festivals held in Switzerland such as Verbier Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Martha Argerich Project, Lugano, or the one in Montreux...

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Symphony and Chamber Music at Varna Summer

The following concerts given by: Yuri Bashmet and Moscow Soloists; Kelemen String Quartet; Ludmil Angelov and Concertgebouw Chamber Soloists, Amsterdam; Piano Duo Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov as well as by three foreign orchestras: Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Enkhe (Enkhbaatar Baatarjav), soloist Liya Petrova (violin); Hamburger Camerata Orchestra, concertmaster Gustav...

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