In a new series called “Leitmotifs,” Fredrika Brillembourg explores the world of classical music and opera through interviews with musicians and others connected to the industry. Brillembourg is an opera singer from New York, who has performed all over the world and is currently singing Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” at the Komische Oper Berlin. The conversations will touch on each guest’s original attraction to classical music, talk about their connection to Berlin, and explore each guest’s “leitmotif,” or the one thing that brings them back to the refrain over and over again.
In this first edition of “Leitmotifs,” Brillembourg is joined by Anisha Bondy, an assistant director at the Komische Oper Berlin. Their talk focuses on Brody’s career, her work with directors such as Barrie Kosky and Andreas Homoki, and her involvement in the Komische Oper’s outreach program “Selam Opera!” – an intercultural program that brings opera to the city.
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