Press reviews

BACHTRACK: NODO MARCHES ON WITH DOUBLE BILL OF CÍGLER AND AYRES

30.7.2016

The third night of New Opera Days Ostrava was the lengthiest and most formal night of the festival, taking place in the Antonín Dvořák Theatre and consisting of a double bill of two hour-long operas. Petr Cíglers Protracted Sinuous Movement of a Longitudinal Object, a NODO commission, was presented ... View article


Bachtrack: NODO winds down with phenomenal Oresteia

2.7.2016

During the second scene of Oresteia, baritone Holger Falk vacillated wildly between his deep, low range and a higher falsetto, flinging his voice to the edges of human possibility in his portrayal of Kassandra who, in spurning the Greek god Apollo, has acquired the gift of fortune-telling simultaneo... View article


BACHTRACK: AMBITIOUS WORLD PREMIÈRE OF AT THE WATERS OF LETHE IN OSTRAVA

29.6.2016

The first night having taken place on the outskirts of town in the Coal Mine Bathrooms, I was curious as to where Id land on the second night of New Opera Days Ostrava. This time I found myself at Cooltour, a more conventional theater above a coffeeshop/bookstore complete with outdoor patio from whi... View article


BACHTRACK: AMBITIOUS WORLD PREMIÈRE OF AT THE WATERS OF LETHE IN OSTRAVA

29.6.2016

The first night having taken place on the outskirts of town in the Coal Mine Bathrooms, I was curious as to where Id land on the second night of New Opera Days Ostrava. This time I found myself at Cooltour, a more conventional theater above a coffeeshop/bookstore complete with outdoor patio from whi... View article


BBC Music Magazine: A Diamond In The Rough

6.6.2014

Elizabeth Davis visits a world-ranking contemporary music festival and discovers an unpolished gem in a city often overshadowed by its minig history. View article


Signal to Noise: Opera Days

22.9.2012

Over the last 12 years, the biennial Ostrava Days festival in the Czech Republic has built a reputation as a showcase for contemporary orchestral music in Europe. Under the guidance of founder, director and chief conductor Petr Kotik, the Os- travské centrum nové hudby (Ostrava Cen- ter for Ne... View article