“According to Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.: The Hungarian State Opera did not receive permission to produce Porgy And Bess with a cast of Hungarian singers. “The manner in which this production of Porgy And Bess is being produced is unauthorized and is contrary to the requirements for the presentation of the work.”
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“Porgy and Bess is a folk tale. Its people naturally would sing folk music. When I first began work in the music I decided against the use of original folk material because I wanted the music to be all of one piece. Therefore I wrote my own spirituals and folksongs. But they are still folk music – and therefore, being in operatic form, Porgy and Bess becomes a folk opera.”
Jansons was born in 1943 in Riga, as the son of the Latvian conductor Arvīds Jansons. His mother Iraida, a Jewish singer, gave his birth in a hiding place escaping the terror of Riga Ghetto, where her father and brother had died.
The singer has to be able to create a space, a particular atmosphere around the personage he is singing!
German Baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle is particularly known for his intense artistic interpretations of complex operatic characters and is regarded as one of the leading baritones of his generation.
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By Opera Views, December 19th, 2017 The heir of the great Maestro has died on December 16th in Milan. The 89-year-old was named sole heir after a lengthy judicial battle. […]