Wagner: Lohengrin from the Staatsoper Berlin
Live recording from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
13 December 2020
Bieitos interpretation of Wagner‘s Lohengrin deals with love, hate, jealousy and hope, but above all with man‘s imperative need to believe in something.
To visualise these two contrasting worlds, Bieito 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.
Staatskapelle Berlin, Matthias Pintscher, musical director
René Pape (Heinrich der Vogler), Roberto Alagna (Lohengrin), Sonya Yoncheva (Elsa von Brabant), Martin Gantner (Friedrich von Telramund), Ekaterina Gubanova (Ortrud), Adam Kutny (Heerufer des Königs)
Calixto Bieito, stage director; Rebecca Ringst, stage designer; Ingo Krügler, costume designer
Produced by EuroArts Music in co-production with ZDF in collaboration with ARTE
TV Director: Andreas Morell
Duration: approx. 220'
4K and HD
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Gala from Berlin 2020
After his first dazzling New Year’s Eve concert, Kirill Petrenko is looking forward to the traditional celebrations at the end of the year. The Berliner Philharmoniker’s new season and the repertoire will be announced soon.
Produced by EuroArts in co-production with ARTE, SMG
Production Date: 31 December 2020