Opera house of the year is… them, againmain
An Opernwelt survey of 50 music critics across Europe and the US has chosen Frankfurt as Opera House of the Year – for the fourth time.
No disrespect to the great financial centre, but Munich is presently producing the highest standards in history, Berlin’s Komische Oper is on fire, La Scala as bounced back from the doldrums and Canadian Opera warrants attention. Why Frankfurt is a bit of a mystery.
Something wrong with the collective judgement of Opernwelt’s critics?
Orchestra of the year is Munich’s, production of the year is Barry Kosky’s Meistersinger at Bayreuth (pictured) and conductor of the year is John Eliot Gardiner.
Change those critics.