30 June 2009

Bayreuth Parsifal concept



The dramaturg in Stefan Herheim's production team, Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach interviewed in Bayreuth last year about the Parsifal concept.

29 June 2009

Bayreuth 2009: Herheim rehearsing Parsifal



Norwegian star director Stefan Herheim, whose recent Wagner productions, Parsifal at Bayreuth and Lohengrin at Staatsoper in Berlin, opened new doors to appreciating Wagner, is back in Bayreuth, rehearsing Parsifal for the 2009 Festival.

In this video clip we see Herheim rehearsing the Flower Maidens and Parsifal (Christopher Ventris).

Bayreuth Festival 2009: Cast and produtions

19 June 2009

Meistersinger in Erl

Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2009 will include a production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

During the festival 2-26 July, Elektra and Fidelio also will be performed. Elektra is mostly performed as a shortened version of Strauss’ composition (“unsingable passages”), but will for the first time (?) be presented in its full length.

FULL PROGRAMME

02.07.2009, 7:00 p.m. | CONCERT
BRUCKNER, Symphony Nr 6

03.07.2009, 6:00 p.m. | LECTURE / OPERA
STRAUSS, Elektra

04.07.2009, 8:00 p.m. | CONCERT
BEETHOVEN, Symphony Nr 9

05.07.2009, 10:00 a.m. | AS PART OF THE LITURGY
SCHUBERT, Mass E flat major

05.07.2009, 7:00 p.m. | SPECIAL
EGGERT, To Be Sung on the Water

06.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
CHAMBERMUSIC 1, Bach, Schedlberger, Shostakovich

07.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
PIANO RECITAL, Bach, Liszt. Chopin

08.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
RECITAL 1, Bach, Messiaen

09.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
HEUTE ABEND LOLA BLAU, Kreisler

10.07.2009, 6:00 p.m. | LECTURE / OPERA
STRAUSS, Elektra

12.07.2009, 11:00 a.m. | SPECIAL
FRANUI & SVEN-ERIC BECHTOLF

12.07.2009, 8:00 p.m. | CONCERT
CHOPIN & TCHAIKOVSKY

13.07.2009, 7:30 p.m.
CHAMBERMUSIC 2, Bach, Dienz, Schubert

14.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
PIANO RECITAL 2, Bach, Schubert, Mussorgsky

15.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
RECITAL 2, Wolf

16.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
TANZLMUSITANGO, Bach, Schubert, Krah

17.07.2009, 5:00 p.m. | OPERA
WAGNER, Meistersinger

18.07.2009, 7:00 p.m. | OPERA
BEETHOVEN, Fidelio

19.07.2009, 11:00 a.m. | CONCERT
SCHUMANN & TCHAIKOVSKY

19.07.2009, 5:00 p.m. | SPECIAL
AKKOSAX, Kranzhorn / Pirchner

20.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
CHAMBERMUSIC 3, Bach, Gander, Messiaen

21.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
PIANO RECITAL 3, Bach, Messiaen

22.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
RECITAL 3, Schreker, Haydn, Schubert, Zemlinsky

23.07.2009, 8:00 p.m.
MEISTER-SINGER

24.07.2009, 8:00 p.m. | CONCERT
BARTOK & TCHAIKOVSKY

25.07.2009, 7:00 p.m. | OPERA
BEETHOVEN, Fidelio

26.07.2009, 11:00 a.m. | SPECIAL
THE ANDREAS HOFER PLAY

26.07.2009, 5:00 p.m. | OPERA
WAGNER, Meistersinger

More at www.tiroler-festspiele.at

07 June 2009

New Tristan at Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, will produce a new Tristan und Isolde next season. Stage director will be Christof Loy. Antonio Pappano will conduct a first class cast led by Nina Stemme and Ben Heppner. Two of my peronal favourites, Micheal Volle and Matti Salminen, will sing Kurwenal and King Marke.

The production will be performed: September 29 October 2-5-9-15 at 5pm and 18 at 3pm

ROH
Christof Loy

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