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Opera 'Charlotte Salomon' on art and the Holocaust debuts in Salzburg SALZBURG: The prestigious Salzburg Festival is known for its classical performances of Mozart and Bach, but this year the spotlight is on a new modern opera telling the story of German artist and Holocaust victim Charlotte Salomon.Salomon's short life is depicted in hundreds of paintings she did while in exile in the south of France before she was deported and killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz in 1943, aged just 26.Now her paintings -- with subjects ranging from Berlin society dinners to the Nazis' power grab and the resulting Jewish exodus -- have been given new life on the stage."Charlotte Salomon," created by French composer Marc-Andre Dalbavie and directed by acclaimed Swiss director Luc Bondy, will have its world premiere on Monday.Translating her artwork into music was almost self-evident, says Dalbavie, who will also conduct the opera in Salzburg."Charlotte Salomon's whole artistic work began with music. She always sang when ...

DR Congo's insect cuisine: nutritious and delicious KINSHASA: In Kinshasa's Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion -- from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.They may be an unbeatably cheap source of protein, but DR Congo's many insect connoisseurs insist they also have real gastronomic value. And the crowds pressing around the insect sellers at the market show that the Congolese can't get enough of them -- crushed, ...

Sweets firms bake tale of two expansion recipes NEW YORK: Laduree chairman David Holder is a man on the move. His summer itinerary includes Brussels, Luxembourg and Monaco. In the fall, he heads to Canada, Chile and Mexico.The 152-year-old Paris-based bakery, best known for its iconic macaron, unveiled a new boutique last week in Rome near the Spanish Steps. New sites in Dubai and Bangkok will open in the coming weeks."It's really exciting," Holder said in a telephone interview en route to Vienna. ...

J-Lo celebrates her 45th birthday with ‘life-size’ birthday cake Jennifer Lopez celebrates her 45th birthday with nearly 100 guests and big fat ‘Lion’ cake. J-Lo birthday was as big as a big fat wedding. The stunning singer throws herself a birthday party costing around $100,000. Birthday party was held in a luxurious restaurant in New York. The main highlight of J-Lo’s birthday was a wildest birthday cake anyone can ever have. According to media reports, “The confection, which stretched almost five feet long and ...

First look of Ben Affleck as ‘Batman’ revealed Warner Bros has recently released the first look of Ben Affleck as ‘Batman’ from an upcoming movie ‘Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’. In the latest image ‘Argo’ Star is looking dark and intimidating wearing the bat suit showing off her heroic jaw. First look of ‘Batman’ has been released at Comic-con held in San-Diego. The audience present there had a pleasant surprise with the first close-up of Caped Crusader.According to media reports, “Unveiled with ...

Abhishek Bachchan wants to portray Yuvraj Singh in his movie The actor of Bollywood Abhishek Bachchan says if he gets an opportunity. He would love to do a biopic on cricketer Yuvraj Singh, whose career graph so high and can make an inspiration tale.Jr. Bachchan expressed the admiration for the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh for his performance in the world cup. ‘Guru’ Star said in an interview, “Knowing he had cancer he deserves a salute. He has battled all odds in life. ...

Romantic scenes in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ weren't romantic at all- Dakota Johnson 'Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Dakota Johnson has revealed that filming steamy romantic scenes in an upcoming movie weren’t easy and romantic at all. Johnson, who plays the naive Anastasia Steele in the upcoming sex-fest wasn’t very much comfortable with the role she played in her latest venture. According to media source she said, “It’s not, like a romantic situation. It’s more, like, technical and choreographed and less, it’s more of a task”.Trailer of most ...


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