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Cultural differences and similarities between Georgia and Hungary.

It’s been nearly four months since I am living in Hungary and I could notice some cultural differences and similarities between my home country – Georgia and Hungary. 346 more words

Unfinishment: (In)completing Mahler’s (In)completion

(Nexus entry.)

From the opening bar of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony, we are plunged into a memory space populated by ghosts of the Prelude from Parsifal… 1,425 more words

Symphony Trees

Salome in between mysteries of love and death: Stundyte, Neuenfels in Staatsoper Berlin.

Opening season for Deutsche Staatsoper Unter den Linden has a high visibility and interest among opera lovers, thus the season ticket sales opening night did not surprise: the demand was high, and many performances were sold out in minutes. 762 more words



Yaël Farber’s Salomé claims to be about many ideas, colonization, occupation and the role of women in society, a far step from Oscar Wilde’s better known adaptation. 630 more words

Herodias Gets Her Wish


But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. For when Herodias’s daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. 748 more words

January: Salome

So begins the 2018 operatic journey. This year, as some of you may or may not be aware, I have set myself the pretty mad task of seeing at least one opera a month (from professional/established opera companies) for the whole of 2018. 1,828 more words


Drawing: Malin Bystrom in Salome

“In Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom, we come as near to perfection as we ever will: a petulant, imperious teenager becoming drugged with lust,” wrote Michael Church in his five-star Independent review for the third revival of David McVicar’s gory and provocative production of Richard Strauss’s SALOME at the Royal Opera House. 71 more words