Oxana Arkaevas our-of-the-road recital performance in the Podium of Theatee in Ulm By E. Pluta, March 28th, 2018 Armed with a suitcase, acting like a
Ein gewöhnlicher Arienabend war das nicht, der „psychologisch-musikalisch-literarische Rundgang“, den die Sopranistin Oxana Arkaeva unter dem Titel Das edle Leid der noblen Frauen im Podium des Ulmer Theaters herausgebracht hat (Premiere: 17. März 2018). Losgelöst aus dem Zusammenhang der Stücke und konfrontiert mit den literarischen Texten ergeben die vorgestellten Arien oft einen ganz neuen Sinn.
German Baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle is particularly known for his intense artistic interpretations of complex operatic characters and is regarded as one of the leading baritones of his generation.
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.
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.