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Live: Lohengrin from the Staatsoper Berlin

Author: EuroArts Music International

Calixto Bieito creates two settings on stage: the world of fairy tales and reality…

  • Roberto Alagna | Copyright: © Simon Fowler

    Roberto Alagna © Simon Fowler

  • Live: Lohengrin from the Staatsoper Berlin | Copyright: © Martina Pipprich

    © Martina Pipprich

The Spanish opera and theatre director Calixto Bieito leads the audience through his artworks by a “spirit of presence” and introduces himself for the first time at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden with Wagner’s great romantic opera “Lohengrin”.

Bieito’s interpretation deals with love and hate, with jealousy and hope, but above all with man‘s imperative need to believe in something. To visualise these two contrasting worlds, he creates two settings on stage: the world of fairy tales (the forest) and reality (the court room). According to Bieito, fairy tales are as relevant today as they once were and are not only fables we tell our children, but a necessity in adulthood as they mirror life itself by offering both good and bad.

Genre Opera
Recording location Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
Recording date 13.12.2020
Duration 220'
Production Company EuroArts Music
Co-Production Company ZDF in collaboration with ARTE
TV Director Andreas Morell
Distribution TV EuroArts Music
Distribution VOD EuroArts Music
Original title of music work Wagner: Lohengrin
Orchestra / Band Staatkapelle Berlin
Choir Staatsopernchor
Conductor Matthias Pintscher
Stage Director Calixto Bieito
Soloist René Pape (Heinrich der Vogler), Roberto Alagna (Lohengrin), Vida Miknevičiūtė (Elsa von Brabant), Martin Gantner (Friedrich von Telramund), Ekaterina Gubanova (Ortrud), Adam Kutny (Heerufer des Königs)

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