Successful world premiere of Kurtág’s opera “Fin de Partie” with Markus Stenz in Milan

The world premiere of Kurtág’s long awaited first opera “Fin de Partie” in Milan was a full success for the singers and the orchestra under the baton of Markus Stenz.

“All the expressive refinements have been solved in a masterly way by the four singers and by the conductor, Markus Stenz,” said bachtrack.

“Markus Stenz draws razor-sharp playing from small clusters of instruments; the moment collective forces let rip, as Clov hovers at the door, is like dazzling light breaking through a dark veil,” comments the Financial Times.

And the Guardian stated: “His [Pierre Audi] cool, lucid production perfectly matches the opera’s economy, just as Markus Stenz’s conducting realises every detail of the score with the absolute precision Kurtag’s music always demands.”

“Fin de Partie” is a commissioned work of the Teatro alla Scala in co-production with the Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

> read the detailed review at bachtrack

> read the Financial Times review

> read the Guardian review

> Information about the cast and additional performances of “Fin de Partie”

> Information about the Dutch premiere

Fotocredit: (c)Ruth Walz

Sabine Knodt