A Polish Jew who had fled to the Soviet Union to escape the extermination suffered by his parents and sister, Weinberg did not live to see his opera premiered at the Bregenz Festival
in 2010, the proposed Bolshoi staging having been cancelled by Soviet authorities despite the advocacy of Dmitri Shostakovich.
He was presented the award by the President of the Republic Heinz Fisher in a ceremony which took place in the opening of the Bregenz Festival
The Wasp Factory will make its debut at the Bregenz Festival
in Austria in August, before moving on to the Royal Opera House in London.
The music is lusciously romantic of its time, 1926, and this Barcelona production, recorded at Bregenz Festival
, is well performed by a cast led by Scott Hendricks and Olga Pastchynk, as King and Queen, with Mark Elder conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
The Bregenz Festival
is making footage available to television stations for the purpose of current media coverage.
Representatives of the Sydney Festival, San Francisco Opera, the Bregenz Festival
in Austria, the Mozart Festival in La Coruna and other arts professionals from Belgium and Italy are all expected to be rubbing shoulders with the audience for Birmingham Opera Company's latest production, King Idomeneo, this week.
The four-day break costs pounds 499 in July and August including flights from Heathrow and half-board accommodation in the Austrian town of Feldkirch, as well as tickets to the show, one of the highlights of the annual Bregenz Festival
Upcoming European engagements include the orchestras of Bamberg and Berlin, Germany; Basel, Switzerland; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; and Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Bregenz Festival
Pountney has been involved in a number of works by Polish artists that have been presented at Poland's Bregenz Festival
, including Karol Szymanowski's King Roger, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger and the forthcoming premiere of Andre Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice.
A co-production with the Aldeburgh Festival, Bregenz Festival
, State Opera Prague and Lyon Opera, the new Death in Venice found in debuting British tenor (and former baritone) Alan Oke a persuasive exponent of the role written for Peter Pears, less vocally distinctive than his distinguished predecessor, whose Metropolitan Opera performance remains etched in my memory, but admirably clear in diction and properly reserved histrionically.
The Bregenz Festival
will make footage available to television stations for the purpose of media coverage of the festival.
Everyone in Germany has heard of Tom Ades, for example, just to take the most obvious example, and at the Bregenz Festival
this year, where The Shops is being done four days after Birmingham, the whole contemporary part of the festival is devoted to British opera.