Catch the online performances of this year’s Mannheimer Sommer Festival, running this week. On Friday, 17 July 2020, I will be giving the keynote lecture, “Opera and the Exotic in Us”. This will be followed by an online discussion moderated by NTM diversity officer Sophie Kara, the designated director of… Continue reading
This advertisement shows that Lohengrin would have been the first Wagner opera performed in Manila in August 1895—almost half a century after the opera’s inaugural performance in Weimar. The Manila premiere production was staged by the visiting Compañia de Opera Italiana under the musical direction of Italian composer/conductor Maestro Ciro Cavalieri, together with the local Orquesta Molina under the baton of Filipino composer/conductor Maestro José Estrella.
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