The Hamburg State Opera (in German: Hamburgische Staatsoper) is one of the leading opera companies of Germany. The theatre was founded in 1678, making it Germany's oldest public opera house.
Opera in Hamburg dates back to 2 January 1678 when the Oper am Gänsemarkt was inaugurated with a performance of a biblical Singspiel by Johann Theile. It was not a court theatre but the first public opera house in Germany established by the art-loving citizens of Hamburg, a prosperous member of the Hanseatic League.
The Hamburg Bürgeroper resisted the dominance of the Italianate style and rapidly became the leading musical center of the German Baroque. In 1703, George Friedrich Handel was engaged as violinist and harpsichordist and performances of his operas were not long in appearing. In 1705, Hamburg gave the world première of his opera Nero.
Hamburg was one of the last of over a hundred large sailing vessels built by the Churchill family of Hantsport, led by Ezra Churchill. The barque was named after Hamburg, Germany, continuing a Churchill family tradition of naming ships after ports where they often sought cargoes.
The barque's captain for almost her entire career was Andrew B. Coldwell. Hamburg worked mostly Atlantic trades but also made several long Pacific voyages, rounded Cape Horn many times and made one circumnavigation of the world in 1891. She called at her namesake port of Hamburg, Germany in 1895. She was converted to a gypsumbarge in 1908 and served 17 years carrying gypsum under tow from the Minas Basin to New York. Her working career ended in 1925 when she was beached at Summerville, Hants County, Nova Scotia, just across and downriver from the site of her launch at Hantsport. In 1936, her massive wooden hull was burned to the waterline, leaving her lower hull partially covered and preserved in river silt.
You provided the base on which my life, my art was cemented with a vision and perseverance – you were in a way a mentor.”At art school in Hamburg, Bolay studied theatre design, producing layouts for for ballet, opera, and plays.
“Tosca” is back at Los AngelesOpera... The needle on the meter that measures how much the art form of opera might have moved forward this evening didn’t budge ... Opera is not oblivious to new, relevant and challenging work ... Matthew Passion” from the HamburgBallet, and it premiered the pertinent new opera “Everything Rises” by Du Yun ... Opera ... Opera debut.
RossiniOperaFestival. Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Italy... Every August, The Rossini Opera Festival stages Il Viaggio a Reims as an annual summer showcase for the next generation of bel canto singers ... The inclusion of a bored little boy, who wears a crown and drinks Coca-Cola and eats a hamburger, is an unfunny joke which should be cut.
The productions were chromatic opposites ...Photograph. Julio Donoso/Sygma via Getty Images ... Photograph ... Roughness encouraged the absence, in some circumstances, of elaborate preparations and props; the director had been much affected by an improvised theatrical performance staged after the second world war in the bombed ruins of the HamburgOperaHouse.
In his early years he had a successful career in Hamburg and Italy, where he had his training as a composer of operas, oratorios, concertos and anthems ...English nobility with the “high baroque” style of Italian opera that they so desired ... He never composed an Italian opera again.
Many of the Passion’s movements are in triple time – HamburgBallet has recently collaborated with Los AngelesOpera in a production – and, in Bicket’s expert handling of his considerable forces, the lightly lilting dancing quality he achieved was also a memorable facet. Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 13 April at 7pm and then on BBC Sounds for 30 days.
LA OPERA presents BACH’S ST ... How can they top that? Possibly with the Bach opera that many consider one of the finest pieces of sacred music in the Western world, and with the HamburgBallet on stage as well ... “The BlindSoprano,” stars in the opera’s title role about a princess who is unaware that she is blind. Their first opera in Russian.
Investigators deemed the allegations credible, according to a summary released Tuesday by LA Opera... union that represents opera performers ... The HamburgState Opera said Tuesday that Domingo had canceled planned appearances in late March and early April because of the coronavirus outbreak.
... (like you’d never seen her), and then there was heavy Wagner in “Tannhauser” before that, how can they top that, well, possibly with the Bach opera that many consider one of the finest pieces of sacred music in the Western world, and with the HamburgBallet on stage as well.