Stingray Brava premieres
Brava broadcasts no less than three exciting new productions throughout October. October 1 brings a spectacular concert performance by the internationally admired violinist Leonidas Kavakos and the equally respected pianist Daniil Trifonov at the 2014 Verbier Festival. On October 17, Brava presents the brand-new, provocative Mozart-inspired opera ‘The Electric Flute’ by Opera Spanga. On October 23, Brava broadcasts this month’s third premiere: the Mariinsky Ballet’s performance of Balanchine’s legendary ballet ‘Jewels’.
Saturday, October 1 at 21:00 CEST | Verbier 2014: Leonidas Kavakos & Daniil Trifonov
Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Daniil Trifonov join forces at the Eglise de Verbier for a concert in which they play several masterpieces of the violin and piano repertoire! This was the third and last performance of Daniil Trifonov at the 2014 edition of the Verbier Festival: following a recital and a Rachmaninoff concerto with the great Yuri Temirkanov, he performs with a chamber ensemble in this broadcast, alongside violinist Leonidas Kavakos. This concert, which marks the first time these two musical stars play together at the Verbier church, is surely unforgettable.
Performers: Leonidas Kavakos, Daniil Trifonov
Monday, October 17 at 21:00 CEST | The Electric Flute
Over two centuries ago, W.A. Mozart rocked Vienna to its foundations with his opera ‘The Magic Flute’. In May 2015, Opera Spanga duplicated that feat, performing ‘The Electric Flute’ in Friesland’s picturesque Oranjewoud! ‘The Electric Flute’ has a Rock ’n Roll body, Pulp Fiction brains, and a heart of 24 carat Mozart gold. The opera’s brand new score was composed by Floris van Bergeijk to an English libretto by the American author Jonathan Levi. Corina van Eijk shares her feverish fantasies with us, and the mixed cast of both opera and pop vocalists completes the picture. The result us a contemporary fairy tale, situated in the hell of Washington DC, where unchecked lust and merciless politics paint the White House red.
Performers : Opera Spanga
Saturday, October 23 at 21:00 CEST | Mariinsky – Jewels
The Mariinsky Ballet is one of the world’s greatest ballet company with an astonishing heritage. The famous choreographer George Balanchine studied in St Petersburg and was a member of the Mariinsky before he emigrated to the West. His choreography of ‘Jewels’ dates from later in his career, and was therefore premiered in New York. Only in 1999 was it first performed at the Mariinsky Theatre, but since it has become a core part of the company’s repertoire . The performance in this broadcast was filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre and features many of its best-known dancers, including Ulyana Lopatkina, Igor Zelensky and Andrian Fadeyev. Tugan Sokhiev conducts the orchestra.
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
Performers: The Mariinsky Ballet