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Voices of Summer

The best of Europe's summer festivals, compiled by ADAM WASSERMAN

AUSTRIA   BELGIUM   CZECH REPUBLIC  FINLAND
FRANCE   GERMANY   GREAT BRITAIN
ITALY   RUSSIA   SPAIN
SWEDEN   SWITZERLAND   TURKEY

SWEDEN


DROTTNINGHOLM COURT THEATER FESTIVAL
May 19-July 2
Drottningholms Slottsteater
Box 27050, S-10251
Stockholm
Telephone: 46 8 660 82 25
Fax: 46 8 556 931 01
E-mail: dst@dtm.se
Website: www.drottningholmsslottsteater.dtm.se

After some rough years resulting from the reduction of state subsidies for the festival, this year Drottningholm can offer three eighteenth-century opera rarities, thanks to record attendance numbers over the past year. Martín y Soler's La Capricciosa Corretta (May 27, 29, 31, June 2, 4, 6, 8, 9), which received its premiere in 1795, features Mark Tatlow conducting the Uppsala Kammarorkester in a Patrik Sörling production. In a guest performance by the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Pierre Barlet de Chamblain de Marivaux's The Triumphof Love (June 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22), with a Swedish translation by Sven Åke Heed, is directed by Staffan Roos. And Rameau's Zoroastre (Aug. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) is given a rare full staging by Pierre Audi and designer Patrick Kinmonth, which features Christophe Rousset conducting the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Choir.

DALHALLA OPERA FESTIVAL
August 3 - August 13
Dalhalla, Box 1
Stationshuset
SE-795 21 Rättvik
Tel: +46 (0) 248 79 79 50
Fax: +46 (0) 248 79 79 60
E-mail: info@dalhalla.se
Website: www.dalhalla.se


Dalhalla's astounding Lake Siljan and its beautiful surroundings were formed by a four-kilometer-wide meteor crashing into the festival site more than 360-million years ago. The festival has ingeniously built its stage into a former limestone quarry that resulted from the collision, and the discovered acoustics are nothing less than spectacular, making Dalhalla one of the few open-air festivals in Europe not to employ any microphones. This year, the festival hosts a guest performance of Turandot (August 5, 6) by the Bolshoi. Alexander Vedernikov will conduct the production, directed by the acclaimed Francesca Zambello. Estonian National Opera brings Raimundas Banionis's production of Tosca (August 12, 14) to Dalhalla, for a performance to be conducted by Arvo Volmer; Sergei Leiferkus is Scarpia. On the 13, Estonian National Opera stages its production of the ballet Cassandra, choreographed by Luciano Cannito.

AUSTRIA   BELGIUM   CZECH REPUBLIC  FINLAND
FRANCE   GERMANY   GREAT BRITAIN
ITALY   RUSSIA   SPAIN
SWEDEN   SWITZERLAND   TURKEY

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