Jaromir Weinberger, once a widely afluent composer, was silenced by the censhorship of the Nazis. Tonight, 87 years later, the music of this Jewish Czech composer can be heard again on the stage of Berlin's Komische Oper.
Leading the acting singers ensemble is TACT's tenor Tansel Akzeybek. Directed by Barrie Kosky, the master of staging bold and brilliant shows, Spring Storms, Operetta in 3 acts (1933) is sure to make the Berlin audiences rejoice and revere. After all, this show was last seen at the Admiral's Palace and by all accounts was a great success before the curtain fell on this musical gem.
Akzeybek can be also be seen this season embodying the roles of Tamino Die Zauberfloete, Tony in the West Side Story and Tom Rakewell The Rake's Progress at the Komische Oper Berlin. He returns to the Bayreuth Festival with the roles of Hirt/Seemann Tristan und Isolde, Nobleman of Brabant Lohengrin and Kunz Vogelgesang Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg.