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Wagner: Lohengrin from the Staatsoper Berlin

Staatsopernchor, 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
Staatskapelle Berlin
Matthias Pintscher

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.

Repertoire

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin

Facts

Prog. No.
6582
Music genre
Opera
Length
210 mins
Director
Andreas Morell
Producers
EuroArts Music & ZDF in collaboration with ARTE
Production year
2020
Format
HD