[It’s springtime, and White Shirts in boots should can be seen in the fields again, usually accompanied by a soprano. In this case, Olivia Vermeulen (Turno) and Robin Johannsen (Giuturna), seen rehearsing for this past Saturday’s premiere at Staatsoper UdL/Schillertheater in Berlin, in Agostino Steffani’s newly undusted “Amor vien dal destino”, as staged by Ingo Kerkhof, Berlin/Staatsoper 2016. – Photo Credit: Thomas M. Jauk]
If you are in Berlin: the René Jacobs-conducted production is still running this week, on April 27th and 30th, and then the following week on May 4th and 7th. A rare chance to hear this music live (it apparently hasn’t been staged for the past 300 years? Though there is mention of a New York concert performance in 1982), plus Ingo Kerkhof gets a notion on my part as he was responsible for the Hannover “Figaro” which led to this special White Shirt post a while back.
Check their backstage blog post for some mezzo fencing, and some more wig-and-make up-free snapshot impressions from the rehearsal process.
Since this is such a rare piece, I suspect there to be at least a radio broadcast, I could not find data on a video streaming. But perhaps ARTE will offer up a pleasant surprise?
Also, the Berlin Staatsoper’s choice of of photo for advertising the next season is this:
It would work on me. In fact, let me see if there is any coinciding conferencing happening in Berlin next season. I have some outstanding Wagner appointments with the Deutsche Oper anyway.