You can call Kurentzis one of the most ground-breaking conductors of today’s Russia, but he is so much more than that: a poet, a lover (as he comments on himself), a revolutionary. Currently the conductor at Novosibirsk Opera & Ballet Theater, he makes his sharp remarks. He never hesitates to despise Pavarotti or Fleming or Domingo. He is frightened of consumerism on both sides of the global opera stage, the art of opera that becomes so much like a sport, and the genuine path of artist, that is to take Heaven closer so that they can listen ( ... )
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