Kirsten Harms' 2008 production of "Tannhäuser," which was revived last season, took the stage again this month. The opera boldly challenges the subjugation of the feminine principle. Kirsten Harms' "Tannhäuser" at the Deutsche Oper is saved from aesthetic failure by its compelling music.
The musical group Victoire, features Missy Mazzoli, composer/keyboardist, Olivia De Prato, violin, Eileen Mack, clarinet, Lorna Krier, keyboards, and Eleonore Oppenheim on double bass.
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This past Saturday, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra collaborated with the alternative arts space Radialsystem for "Radiale Nacht," a rotating program of 20th century repertoire featuring choreography by Sasha Waltz.
The Deutsche Oper, for its new production of Don Carlo, has staged the classic Verdi opera in Italian and brought in several singers well-versed in the bel canto tradition. 104,1's classical music writer Rebecca Schmid has the review.
This month's music tip highlights maestro Bruno Kliegl who will be performing on his glass harmonica at the Kulturzentrum in Prenzlauer Berg. The glass harmonica's popularity did not last beyond the 18th century due to strange rumors that using the instrument caused both musicians and their listeners to go mad.