Opera Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff died last Saturday, at age 76, according the German news agency DPA. Known most recently for bringing the characters and music of Leos Janáček new life with his directing talent and reviving the creative spirit of the East Sussex Opera House, Expatica reported that Lehnhoff was respected for his "swish, elegant, but always thought-provoking stagings that avoided some of the provocative excesses of some of his more controversial colleagues."
Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced that the company will present a new production of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), starting in 2016.
It does sound a contradiction in terms, doesn't it? But if theater can have the famous "Pinter pause," so music can have its silences.