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Performer: Jonathan Stockhammer

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A noble case for civil disobedience

Nicholas Crawley (Parsi Rustomji), Rolf Romei (Gandhi) and Eastman © Koen Broos
Even forty years after its world première in Rotterdam, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s new production of Philip Glass’s three-act opera in Basel has particularly timely relevance.
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Péter Eötvös' Tri Sestri Receives Raucous Premiere at the Wiener Staatsoper

The applause and screams at the premiere were raucously frenetic – and while the hysteria seemed a bit exaggerated, an energetically positive reception was completely justified.
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New York City Opera's Powder Her Face at BAM is a must-see

The chamber opera Powder Her Face has acquired a reputation as a “Don Giovanni for the Monica Lewinsky generation”, a tagline of which I was initially quite skeptical.
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Blood on the Floor with the Oslo Philharmonic

Francis Bacon’s painting Blood on the Floor shows a splash of blood on a wooden floor, surrounded by orange walls with a light bulb and switch above it. This painting originally inspired Mark-Anthony Turnage to write this one-movement piece of the same name, commissioned by the Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern in 1993 and premièred in 1994.
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Ravel sauce Pixar : à Lyon, Bonas remet les pendules à L'Heure

L'Heure espagnole à l'Opéra de Lyon © Michel Cavalca
La nouvelle production de L'Heure espagnole à l'Opéra de Lyon, magnifiquement portée par la vidéo, rend hommage à Ravel en même temps qu'au vaudeville, au music-hall et à la comédie musicale. Succès garanti !
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