Sudden knowledge strikes like lightning and makes one freeze: all this Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda was built on nothing but the air! A frightening realisation, considering its high human cost. At such a moment one can physically feel and realise a power of the theatre.
“I opened the window” P. I. Tchaikovsky and Graf Konstantin Romanoff I opened the window, it became stiflingly unbearable, I knelt down before him. And
A sad news arrived this morning. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, world-renowned Bariton passed away on November 22nd in London surrounded by his family.
This last opera by Richard Wagner was specially composed adapting to the unique acoustics of Festspielhaus and exhibits composer’s message of universal love and eternal freedom. During the last “Parsifal” performance in August 1882 composer himself took the button and conducted the show from the transformation scene till the end. Soon afterwards he travelled to Venice, where on 13. February, the heart attack has terminated his life.
Thielemann leads and accompanies, firmly keeping all the dynamic reins in his hands. One could physically feel his love and devotion to the score in its smallest detail mastering a majestic, passionate, dreamy, explosive sound culminating in the most beautiful piano in Isolde’s death scene.