26 January 2015

Tristan at Longborough 2015

Following the success of their 2014 Ring Cycle, Longborough Festival Opera has clearly positioned itself on the international operatic stage as a Wagner production house of great merit. Additionally, the 2014 summer season was virtually a sell-out.

2015 opens with a new production of Tristan und Isolde, in the hands of Music Director Anthony Negus, directed by Carmen Jakobi. The double cast features Rachel Nicholls and Lee Bisset sharing the role of Isolde, while Peter Wedd and Neal Cooper take on Tristan.

Longborough Festival Opera

12 January 2015

Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival: Wagner performed with accordion and baritone

XVII Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival
Tue 17.2 In the Master’s Company

An Evening with the Music of Richard Wagner
Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 19.00
Pitkänsillankatu 16

Esa Ruuttunen baritone
Janne Valkeajoki accordion
Roman Schatz text
For the first time in the music world, the German master composer’s music will be performed with accordion and baritone. World-class baritone and young musician Esa Ruuttunen will fill the hall with a captivating musical performance. Starring the author Roman Schatz.
Ruuttunen is one of the best Finnish baritones and has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna, Bavaria, Stuttgart, London, Vienna and Berlin. In this concert Ruuttunen will treat audiences to Wagner’s most famous arias, including The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and others. The performance also will feature Franz Liszt arrangements for solo accordion, among them “Senta’s Ballad” and “Elsa’s Dream.” Richard Wagner’s dramatic and strong-yet-delicate tonal language will emerge in full strength in a performance that will also include the music of Bach.
The author Roman Schatz also will present a talk on Wagner’s life, music and incredibly tangled human relationships.
Tickets 15 €/10 €
info: www.talviharmonikka.com