Interview: Simone Young

Posted by Ricordi 30 May 2017

Bernhard Lang's new opera ParZeFool – Der Thumbe Thor will be premiered on 4 June 2017 at the Wiener Festwochen. Find out more about the composition in this interview with Simone Young, who will conduct the World Premiere.

Composers about Composers

Posted by Ricordi 29 May 2017

On our blog, our composers regularly introduce their favourite works from our catalogue. This time: Steffen Wick writes about Heiner Goebbels.

Interview: Bernhard Lang

Posted by Ricordi 24 May 2017

Bernhard Lang's new opera ParZeFool – Der Thumbe Thor will be premiered on 4 June 2017 at the Wiener Festwochen staged by Jonathan Meese and conducted by Simone Young. Find out more about the composition in this interview.

Nono: PROMETEO in Parma. Interview with André Richard

Posted by Ricordi 24 May 2017

PROMETEO Tragedia dell’ascolto (Prometheus, a tragedy of listening) the masterpiece by Luigi Nono, with libretto by the philosopher Massimo Cacciari based on texts by Aeschylus, Walter Benjamin, Friedrich Hölderlin and others, is slated to be performed on May 26 at Parma’s Teatro Farnese (repeat performances May 27 and 28). This production, realized by Teatro Regio di Parma, will be using the recently published new edition, edited by André Richard and Marco Mazzolini. 


Annette Schlünz: Tre Volti

Posted by Ricordi 20 May 2017

Annette Schlünz's opera Tre Volti – Drei Blicke auf Liebe und Krieg based on a libretto by Ulrike Draesner was premiered on 28 April 2017 at the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele.

Interview: Teodor Currentzis

Posted by Ricordi 03 May 2017 “Rituality and spirituality are the things I am looking for in contemporary music.” On February 18, 2017 Teodor Currentzis conducted the Russian premiere of Sergej Newski’s violin concerto Cloud Ground in Perm. The soloist was Elena Revich.

Donizetti: Anna Bolena

Posted by Ricordi 03 May 2017

The critical edition of Gaetano Donizetti’s  Anna Bolena, realized by Paolo Fabbri, takes its cue from the manuscript (housed in the Ricordi Archives, the libretto for the premiere, printed editions of voice and piano parts from the period, and additional scores handwritten by Donizetti.

Francesconi’s QUARTETT: Interview with Director John Fulljames

Posted by Ricordi 02 May 2017

After making its world premiere at Milano’s La Scala Theater in April 2011, Luca Francesconi’s much acclaimed Quartett has been performed over 40 times in cities throughout Europe. Two performances of the opera are slated for May: one in Trento, Italy (May 5); and one at the Spoleto Festival USA (May 28), where the opera will be making its United States premiere. These performances will be directed by John Fulljames, Associate Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, London.