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Re: Dazzling, Delightful Die Schneekonigin

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Jay & Ralph <[log in to unmask]>

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Jay & Ralph <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:27:09 -0500

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I to very much enjoyed Die Schneekonigin.

Have you seen:

Victoria Borisova-Ollas Dracula The Royal Opera, Stockholm 03-11-2017
I found it quite listenable as well as a good production.

J

Victoria Borisova-Ollas
 Dracula
The Royal Opera, Stockholm
03-11-2017
Mina - Elisabeth Meyer
Jonathan - Joel Annmo
Dracula - Ola Eliasson
Elizabetha - Katarina Leoson
Lucy - Sanna Gibbs
Mrs Westenra - Susann Végh
Quincey - Jon Nilsson
Holmwood - Kristian Flor
Doktor Seward - Johan Edholm
Doktor van Helsing - Lars Arvidson
Renfield - Jonas Degerfeldt
Första vampyr - Kristina Hansson Unander
Andra vampyr - Kristina Hanson
Tredje vampyr - Olof Lilja
Maria - Louise Reitberger
Prästen - Alar Pintsaar
Draculas andra skepnad - Lars Bethke
Hamnarbetere, Ian Power, thorwald Bergström
Korsolister, Simon Petersson, Monika Mannerström Skog
Kungliga operans kör och Kungliga hovkapellet
Dirigent: Karen Kamensek
Regi: Linus Fellbom

----- G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I spent an absolutely delightful 96 or so minutes watching the world premiere of Marius
> Felix Lange new opera, "Die Schneekönigin" - "The Snow Queen" from the Deutsche Oper
> Ahm Rhein - fairly faithful in recreating Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale.
>
> The the central protagonists are still a boy and a girl, Lange wisely wrote the roles for adult
> singers, Kai (or Kay) actually a baritone. The professional young adult singers jump into
> their roles and in short order I felt they really were children. A bold stroke that pays off
> handsomely, particularly in light of some of the absolutely gorgeous music they get to sing.
>
> It's a large cast populated with fantastic elements of a fairy tale - the devil, grandma, evil
> trolls, clumsy trolls, a reindeer . . . you get the idea.
>
> I found the score to be enthralling from start to finish, though those how hate "modern"
> music may not cotton to portions of it. At its best it recalls (to these ears anyway) Janacek
> which I feel is a very good thing, AND, keeping in mind the recent conversations here about
> Wagner's influence, I defy anyone to say the finale doesn't remind them of Rheingold's
> "Entrance of the gods into Valhalla." I double dog dare ya!
>
> While I'm generally not a fan of premature applause, I couldn't help but let out a cheer,
> along with the audience during the last 30-40 seconds - the audience squealing in delight
> long before the curtain fall
>
> So, instead of some of the bickering going on here, I highly recommend ye get thyselves to:
>
> https://operavision.eu/en/library/performances/young-audiences/die-schneekonigin
>
> and experience the joy for yourselves!
>
> p.
>
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