Update in the case of Bayreuth´s “Lohengrin”! The new Swan in Bayreuth is Piotr Beczala! It didn’t last long! Piotr Beczala is the new Bayreuth´s Lohengrin! The best thing that could have happened in this situation! Beczala is not only a great tenor with an authentic and charming personality and a highly professional artist! It is going to…
The Bayreuth´s French Swan est parti sans le texte!
Oxana Arkaevas our-of-the-road recital performance in the Podium of Theatee in Ulm By E. Pluta, March 28th, 2018 Armed with a suitcase, acting like a bum, an old woman hobbles onto the empty stage and begins with the wistful retrospect of the old Countess of Queen of Spades, remembering an aria (from Gretry) from her…
German Baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle is particularly known for his intense artistic interpretations of complex operatic characters and is regarded as one of the leading baritones of his generation.
Bryn Terfel steppes down form singing Scarpia at the MET
Sudden knowledge strikes like lightning and makes one freeze: all this Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda was built on nothing but the air! A frightening realisation, considering its high human cost. At such a moment one can physically feel and realise a power of the theatre.
This last opera by Richard Wagner was specially composed adapting to the unique acoustics of Festspielhaus and exhibits composer’s message of universal love and eternal freedom. During the last “Parsifal” performance in August 1882 composer himself took the button and conducted the show from the transformation scene till the end. Soon afterwards he travelled to Venice, where on 13. February, the heart attack has terminated his life.
Thielemann leads and accompanies, firmly keeping all the dynamic reins in his hands. One could physically feel his love and devotion to the score in its smallest detail mastering a majestic, passionate, dreamy, explosive sound culminating in the most beautiful piano in Isolde’s death scene.
Three visited performances: “Tristan and Isolde” on July 26th, “Parsifal” on July 27th and “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” on July 31st, can be united to build an operatic triangle marked by great singing, impressive acting and the unique flair of this historical place. Sort of Bayreuth-Bermuda-Triangle, a universe, one inside you never want and can escape.
Dressed in the leather jacket, with large earphones and strumming on his guitar Wolfram von Stolzing reminds the Bernstein’s´ Tony. Jonas Kaufmann gives in this production his Stolzing debut and portrays a naive, warm-hearted, unconscious of his talents young men.