Alexander's Playlist: R. Strauss' Enoch ArdenBy Alexander NeefPosted in Alexander Neef Playlist
For this week’s album recommendation I have a delightful and slightly off-the-beaten-path recording by Glenn Gould and the actor Claude Rains of Richard Strauss’ Enoch Arden.
An Update on my Paris AppointmentBy Alexander NeefPosted in Alexander Neef
As you know, around this time last summer I was appointed the next General Director of Opéra national de Paris. At that point, preparations were getting underway for Turandot and Rusalka, and we were busy readying our Monumental campaign to bring Parsifal to our stage. While the Paris appointment was an incredible honour, that next chapter of my career was still two full years away.
Alexander's Playlist: Beethoven: 9 SymphoniesBy Alexander NeefPosted in Alexander Neef Playlist
With so much arts and culture programming disrupted by COVID-19, one milestone I find especially disappointing to not be marking in person is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. That’s why this week’s recommendation highlights work from this amazing composer.[READ MORE]