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Subject: Re: Salzburg Easter Festival - LIve WALKUERE
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 8 Apr 2017 16:08:58 -0400
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All I heard from him was a vaguely in tune shout, but he's the only weak
link in a very strong cast headed by Vitalij Kowaljov as Wotan, and by an
awesome contribution from the orchestra in the masterful hands of the
great Christian Thielemann.

dtmk


On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:51 PM, Don <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Listening to it now.   Seiffert has a vibrato that you could drive a tank
> through.
>
> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM, E J Michel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > my mistake.  i see there is an entry on operacast  at 11 am ... but also
> > one at 130 pm which i saw first.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Elizabeth
> >
> > E J Michel
> > ===============
> > [log in to unmask]
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:27 PM, E J Michel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > RICHARD WAGNER
> > > THE WALKER
> > > First day of the stage festival
> > > The Ring of the Nibelungen
> > >
> > > Re-creation: New production in the reconstructed stage of the first
> opera
> > > production of the Osterfestspiele Salzburg from 1967
> > >
> > > Christian Thielemann Musical director
> > > Vera Nemirova Production
> > > Günther Schneider-Siemssen Stage design
> > > Jens Kilian Reconstruction of the original stage design from 1967;
> > > Costumes Olaf Freese Light
> > > rocafilm Video
> > >
> > > Peter Seiffert Siegmund
> > > Georg Zeppenfeld Hunding
> > > Vitalij Kowaljow Wotan
> > > Anja Harteros Sieglinde
> > > Anja Kampe Brünnhilde
> > > Christa Mayer Fricka
> > > Johanna Winkel Gerhilde
> > > Brit-Tone Müllertz Ortlinde
> > > Christina Bock Waltraute
> > > Katharina Magiera Sword-
> > > guiding Alexandra Petersamer Helmwige
> > > Stepanka Pucalkova Siegrune
> > > Katrin Woundsam Grimgerde
> > > Simone Schroeder
> > >
> > > Roßweiße Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden
> > >
> > >
> > > New production
> > > co-produced by Beijing Music Festival
> > >
> > > Saturday, April 8, 2017, 17:00 (end: 21:40)
> > > Monday, April 17, 2017, 17:00 (end: 21:40)
> > > Grosses Festspielhaus
> > >
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > Elizabeth
> > >
> > > E J Michel
> > > ===============
> > > [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:25 PM, E J Michel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Operacast listed the start time wrong - it started at 11 am EDT not
> 130
> > >> (which I just discovered... to my disappointment)
> > >>
> > >> progam listing
> > >> http://oe1.orf.at/programm/462805
> > >>
> > >> Richard Wagner: "The Valkyrie"
> > >> Saturday
> > >> 8 April 2017
> > >> 17:00 (11 am EDT
> > >> With Peter Seiffert, Georg Zeppenfeld, Vitaly Kowalov, Anja Harteros,
> > >> Anja Kampe, Christa Mayer, Johanna Winkel, Brit-Tone Müllertz
> > (Ortlinde) ,
> > >> Alexandra Petersamer (Helmwige)
> > >> Saxon State Capitol Dresden; Conductor: Christian Thielemann
> > >> (live broadcast from the Grand Festival House at the Osterfestspiele
> > >> Salzburg 2017). Presentation: Nicole Brunner
> > >>
> > >> 50 years Easter Festival Salzburg
> > >>
> > >> With the founding of the Osterfestspiele in 1967, Herbert von Karajan
> > >> realized his vision of a "festival" - in the beginning with all risks,
> > >> personally and financially. Margarethe Lasinger writes in her article
> in
> > >> the program about the founding of the festival: "Under ideal
> > conditions, he
> > >> created his legendary ring with the Berlin Philharmonic and a
> > >> 'Weltensemble' at the Great Festival Hall."
> > >>
> > >> In March 1967, he launched the "Walküre" ("The Ring of the
> Nibelungen"),
> > >> in which he directed not only the musical direction, but also the
> > direction
> > >> of the Wagnerian tetralogy. The sets were taken by Günther
> > >> Schneider-Siemssen.
> > >>
> > >> On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, the opera production will be
> > >> re-created: the stage design will be reconstructed and further
> > developed,
> > >> and a new directing concept is embedded in this quasi-historical
> > scenery,
> > >> which can easily compete with a modern version. Costumes, light as
> well
> > as
> > >> video projections have been redesigned.
> > >>
> > >> Like in Karajan's times
> > >>
> > >> Director Vera Nemirova and set designer Jens Kilian have taken on this
> > >> task - they wanted to try to realize the things that were difficult to
> > >> implement in the past with new technologies.
> > >>
> > >> For Nemirova, the friction between the old and the new, between
> > tradition
> > >> and the present, is very exciting. In her second production of the
> > >> "Valkyrie", Nemirova speaks of a "time journey" in two stages: it is
> "a
> > >> look back into the world of 1967 and further into the archaic mythical
> > >> period in which the story plays".
> > >>
> > >> This "time journey" will take place on the stage of the great festival
> > >> house, among others one of the Wagner tenors as Siegmund: Peter
> > Seiffert.
> > >> The soprano Anja Kampe - also as a Wagner expert - will sing the
> > >> Brünnhilde. The soprano Anja Harteros sings her first sleigh on the
> > opera
> > >> stage.
> > >>
> > >> Break talks
> > >>
> > >> On this long opera evening from Salzburg you will find three lifts,
> each
> > >> with an hour duration of at least one hour. In between there are two
> > >> breaks. In the first break the director Vera Nemirova and the stage
> > >> designer Jens Kilian explain their access to the current production.
> In
> > the
> > >> second break, we are also taking a trip to our archive and have a look
> > at
> > >> the 50th anniversary of the Osterfestspiele together with some of the
> > time.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Best regards,
> > >> Elizabeth
> > >>
> > >> E J Michel
> > >> ===============
> > >> [log in to unmask]
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
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