Recent Pieces

Gordon Bintner (Vladislav), Simon Bailey (Budivoj) and Ensemble in Dalibor, Oper Frankfurt, 2019. Photo: Monika Rittershaus.

Gordon Bintner (Vladislav), Simon Bailey (Budivoj) and Ensemble in Dalibor, Oper Frankfurt, 2019. Photo: Monika Rittershaus.

DALIBOR AT OPER FRANKFURT

“The general critique could be that media is manipulative and reality TV in particular – though this show is closer to America’s Most Wanted than The Apprentice – influences politics by degrading citizens’ moral values and buoying charlatans into positions of influence.”

Christiane Karg (soprano) & Simon Lepper Ruf (piano) in recital with the Frankfurter Liederabend, 2018. Photo: Barbara Aumüller.

Christiane Karg (soprano) & Simon Lepper Ruf (piano) in recital with the Frankfurter Liederabend, 2018. Photo: Barbara Aumüller.

Christiane karg in recital

“Vocal folds are fickle. Sickness can render them unusable. Christiane Karg, a former Oper Frankfurt ensemble member who performed a program of Debussy, Satie, and Wagner songs Tuesday night, was booked on one day’s notice to replace an ailing Hanna-Elisabeth Müller.”

Peter Marsh (Oedipus) in Oedipus Rex, Oper Frankfurt, 2018. Photo: Barbara Aumüller.

Peter Marsh (Oedipus) in Oedipus Rex, Oper Frankfurt, 2018. Photo: Barbara Aumüller.

frankfurt’s oedipus/iolanta

“The mainstream operatic paradigm has common elements that, formerly modern, have become pat: naturalistic acting broadened to accommodate music, slow motion highly choreographed chorus pantomimes, projections (always projections), an added plot twist or shocking tableau to spruce up old material.”