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.
Bayreuth Triangle 2017 – Part 1 – “Tristan und Isolde” – Rich voices, minimalistic staging and 3D orchestra sound.
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.
Celebrating the great Giuseppe Verdi!
The final scene of Abigaille from “Nabucco” by G. Verdi
Dressed in the leather jacket, with large earphones and strumming on his guitar Wolfram von Stolzing reminds the Bernstein’s´ Tony. Jonas Kaufmann gives in this production his Stolzing debut and portrays a naive, warm-hearted, unconscious of his talents young men.