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Jack Perla

New performances of “An American Dream”. Premiered in August 2015 at Seattle Opera, An American Dream is American composer Jack Perla‘s twelfth (and penultimate so far) chamber opera, a dramatic work set in World War II that posed, as its starting point, a question: “If you had to leave your…

Philip Glass

Upcoming premiere of Glass’s “12th Symphony”. David Bowie lived in Berlin between 1976 and 1979, during which time he composed his three most experimental albums: Low, Heroes and Lodger. The enigmatic personality of these albums inspired the American Philip Glass to create his first symphony, Low, in 1992, followed four…

Ellen Reid

Ellen Reid premieres «p r i s m», her first opera. Young American composer Ellen Reid (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1983) premiered her opera p r i s m, a complex composition addressing the trauma of surviving rape, a situation experienced by both Reid and playwright Roxie Perkins, at the Los…

Benjamin Britten

El «Réquiem de guerra» de Britten, en la ENO. Pacifista hasta el deshonor –Benjamin Britten, que vivió de niño los horrores de la Primera Guerra Mundial, solicitó ser declarado objetor de conciencia para no intervenir en la Segunda e, incluso, abandonó el Reino Unido para instalarse en los Estados Unidos…

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson: a whole week in Madrid. The multifaceted American artist Laurie Anderson (Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1947) has visited Madrid on several occasions. Always with music as her banner… And we have always missed her other facets, as interesting as her music. But this month Laurie will give a concert…

Keijo Saariaho

Premiere at the Teatro Real by Keijo Saariaho. Keijo Saariaho (Helsinki, 1952) is one of the most outstanding figures on the contemporary international music scene. Trained in integral serialism, she gradually moved away from the dogmatism of the dominant genre in international auditoriums during the second half of the 20th…

Nico Muhly

Muhly premieres his opera “Marnie” at the MET. October 10, the Met the world’s most important opera house (with the exception of La Scala in Milan), with its seating capacity of almost four thousand, premiered Marnie, the second opera by the American composer Nico Muhly (Randolph, Vermont, 1981). Marnie, which…

Johannes Maria Staud

Johannes Maria Staud and his third opera. It’s a joke that often circulates in Austrian musical circles: the Vienna State Opera is a marvellous opera museum…. That sambenito could begin to change with the world premiere on 8 December of Die Weiden (The Willows), the third opera composed by the…

Philip Glass & Tim Fain

Philip Glass and Tim Fain’s tour of Spain. Philip Glass visits Spain this May for a short tour, in duo format with violinist Tim Fain, which will pass through El Ferrol (Teatro Jofre, on the 21st), Vitoria (on the 27th, in the Teatro Principal), Valladolid (on the 28th, in the…