Sydney, Opera House, Jonas Kaufman mit Parsifal in Sydney, 09.- 14. August 2017

August 8, 2017  
Veröffentlicht unter Oper, Opera House Sydney, Premieren, Pressemeldung

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Jonas Kaufmann im Sydney Opera House

So schreibt man in Sydney über „the superstar tenor“

Jonas Kaufmann is the greatest tenor of our time, and he returns to the Sydney Opera House for a rare concert performance of Wagner’s final opera, PARSIFAL.

Jonas Kaufmann © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical

Jonas Kaufmann © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical

Season runs from Wednesday, 9 August to Monday, 14 August 2017
Wednesday 9 August, 2017 at 6pm, Saturday 12 August, 2017 at 2pm, Monday 14 August, 2017 at 6pm,  Tickets from $145 + $8.50 Booking Fee

[Von Jonas Kaufmann wurden verschiedene Aufnahmen bei der Sony Classical veröffentlicht.]

This show runs for 5 hours and 30 minutes including 2 intervals A ‘lock out’ period applies to this event. NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ADMITTED. PLEASE NOTE: NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THIS EVENT.

Power and Majesty
In a story drawn from the Arthurian legends of holy relics, enchanted maidens and faithful knights, the fate of the knights rest on the shoulders of a pure fool, Parsifal. Kaufmann describes the opera as a „transcendent journey led by the music“. “Lean back, give in to the music, and something extraordinary can happen,Kaufmann says.

The power and majesty of Wagner’s music needs massive orchestral forces. Released from the orchestra pit to fill the stage, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, under the baton of Pinchas Steinberg and joined by a cast of international and Australian stars, will be something to behold.

Artist Information
The superstar tenor, Jonas Kaufmann performs alongside a cast of acclaimed Wagner interpreters, conducted by Pinchas Steinberg.
CONDUCTOR Pinchas Steinberg, PARSIFAL Jonas Kaufmann, KUNDRY Michelle DeYoung, AMFORTAS Michael Honeyman, KLINGSOR Warwick Fyfe, GURNEMANZ Kwangchul Youn, TITUREL David Parkin, FLOWER MAIDENS, Stacey Alleaume, Jane Ede, Anna Dowsley, Eva Kong, Julie Lea Goodwin, Dominica Matthews
ALTO SOLO Anna Dowsley, ESQUIRES Eva Kong, Anna Dowsley, Graeme Macfarlane, Simon Kim, KNIGHTS Dean Bassett, Alexander Hargreaves, Opera Australia Chorus, Opera Australia Orchestra,  PMOpera Australia

The SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – Eine Beschreibung

 Sydney und sein Hafen gleich neben dem Opernhaus© IOCO

Sydney und sein Hafen gleich neben dem Opernhaus© IOCO

Das Opernhaus von Sydney, Meisterstück moderner Architektur, 1973 eingeweiht, ist eines der drei großen Wahrzeichen Australiens. Neben der über 100 Jahre alten Harbour Bridge und dem Legenden-umwobenen Ayers Rock in der Mitte des Kontinents. Das Sydney Opera House beherbergt mehrere kulturelle Einrichtungen: Die Concert Hall mit 2700 Sitzen und das Opera Theatre mit 1547 Sitzplätzen. Das Sydney Opera House, obwohl erst 1973 erbaut, wurde bereits 2007 zum Weltkulturerbe erklärt wurde.

Der Bau des Sydney Opera House war zunächst ein Desaster: Ursprünglich mit 7 Millionen Au$ veranschlagt, überstiegen die Baukosten am Ende über 100 Millionen AU$. Die Bauzeit erstreckte sich wegen bautechnischer Streitigkeiten über sieben Jahre. Äußerlich mit verzaubernder Optik lebt die Oper im Innern mit erheblichen Einschränkungen: Der Bühnenraum besitzt keine Tiefe, Bühnenbilder müssen flach sein, deren Anlieferung ist schwierig. Das Ensemble agiert häufig gefährlich nah am Orchestergraben. Der Orchestergraben verschwindet, Bayreuth-ähnlich, zur Hälfte unter den Bühnenboden, welches dem Orchesterklang ein wenig Brillianz raubt. Doch der verzaubernde Flair der Sydney Opera verzeiht alle baulichen Mängel. Für Europäer wird ein Besuch der Sydney Opera zu einem lebendigen Traum.  IOCO

Sydney, Opera House, Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, 24.10. – 04.11.2017

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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

This event does not take place at the Sydney Opera House. The venue for this performance is the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.

One of Opera Australia’s most loved productions makes its Capitol Theatre premiere, ready to capture your imagination and your heart, whether for the first time or all over again from 24 October – 4 November 2017.

Madama Butterfly composed by Giacomo Puccini, one of the world’s most famous love stories, is a heartbreakingly beautiful romantic tragedy about a Japanese Geisha who marries a US sailor, only to be abandoned by him.

Drachenbootrennen neben dem Sydney Opera House © IOCO

Drachenbootrennen neben dem Sydney Opera House © IOCO

Fire, water and ice:  A young Japanese geisha falls head-over-heels in love with her new American husband. She believes their love is real, even after three years without so much as a word from him. Everyone around her knows the truth. They try to convince her to move on but she won’t. She can’t. Rejected by her past, and forgotten by the man she loves, she waits.

With set and costume design inspired by Japan, this production’s combination of wood, water, silk and flame is astonishingly elegant.

Karah Son and Hyesoung Kwon sing Puccini’s much-loved music, breathtakingly beautiful from first love to tragic end.

ARTIST INFORMATION:  CONDUCTOR    Brian Castles-Onion, ORIGINAL DIRECTION BY    Moffatt Oxenbould, REVIVAL DIRECTOR    Hugh Halliday
SET & COSTUME DESIGNERS    Peter England & Russell Cohen, LIGHTING DESIGNER    Robert Bryan, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR    Andrew Frith

CIO-CIO-SAN  Karah Son *,  Hyeseoung Kwon †, PINKERTON  Diego Torre * Andeka Gorrotxategi †, SUZUKI   Sian Pendry * Agnes Sarkis †, SHARPLESS   Barry Ryan, GORO Graeme Macfarlane, THE BONZE Gennadi Dubinsky, YAMADORI    Sitiveni Talei, KATE PINKERTON Jane Ede, COMMISSIONER Ryan Sharp, REGISTRAR    Gregory Brown, Opera Australia Orchestra

* 24, 26, 28, 31 October; 2 November at 7:30pm – 4 November at 1pm, † 25, 27 October; 2, 4 November at 7:30pm, 29 October at 3pm: Sydney Opera House

Pressemeldung Opera Australia

Sydney, Opera House, LA TRAVIATA von Giuseppe Verdi, 03.02. – 01.04.2017

Oktober 5, 2016  
Veröffentlicht unter Opera House Sydney, Pressemeldung

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LA TRAVIATA von Giuseppe Verdi
03 FEBRUARY 2017– 01 APRIL 2017

DESCRIPTION – Raise your glass, flutter your pretty lashes, it’s Paris in the salons and you’re the life of this party. He’s staring at you, he’s singing for you… Are you tempted?

Violetta wears velvet and lace and drinks the very best champagne from crystal glasses. Her parties are legendary, her company sought after. She’s free and free-spirited, living outside society’s bounds, and for the courtesan, it seems like the party will never end. Could a little love really change everything?

La Traviata is so popular because it puts a life we couldn’t possibly dream of on stage, with its risqué glamour, joys and sorrows. Verdi’s music paints a picture of freedom with flying melodies, makes merry with rousing drinking songs and brings it all to a close with passionate duets between breaking hearts.

Sydney / Opera House mit Kreuzfahrtschiff

Sydney / Opera House mit Kreuzfahrtschiff

This production by Elijah Moshinsky is one of our most successful, featuring lush party scenes in Paris and beautiful autumn afternoons in the countryside. Lavish, crowded sets and exquisite costumes combined with Verdi’s famous, hummable tunes offer the perfect way to experience opera for the first time, or the chance to revisit a favourite with an exciting new cast.

The season opens with Ermonela Jaho as Violetta, who The Economist called „the world’s most acclaimed soprano“ after she won the reader’s choice award at the International Opera Awards, and also features two Australian star sopranos, Lorina Gore and Emma Matthews.

ARTIST INFORMATION – The season opens with Ermonela Jaho as Violetta, who The Economist called „the world’s most acclaimed soprano“ after she won the reader’s choice award at the International Opera Awards, and continues with Lorina Gore and Emma Matthews.

CONDUCTOR Renato Palumbo (until 4 Mar)  Anthony Legge, DIRECTOR Elijah Moshinsky, REVIVAL DIRECTOR Hugh Halliday, SET DESIGNER Michael Yeargan
COSTUME DESIGNER Peter J Hall, LIGHTING DESIGNER Nigel Levings

VIOLETTA VALÉRY Ermonela Jaho (until 18 Feb), Lorina Gore (23 Feb–4 Mar)
Emma Matthews
ALFREDO GERMONT Ho-Yoon Chung (until 4 Mar), Liparit Avetisyan
GIORGIO GERMONT José Carbó
FLORA BERVOIX Dominica Matthews
GASTONE John Longmuir
BARON DOUPHOL Adrian Tamburini (until 13 Mar), Tom Hamilton
MARQUIS D’OBIGNY Samuel Dundas
DR GRENVIL Gennadi Dubinsky
ANNINA Natalie Aroyan (until 13 Mar), Katherine Wiles
GIUSEPPE Jin Tea Kim
MESSENGER Jonathan McCauley
Opera Australia Chorus, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

FEBRUARY
Fri 03 Feb 17 7:30pm, Thu 09 Feb 17 7:30pm, Sat 11 Feb 17 7:30pm, Tue 14 Feb 17 7:30pm, Thu 16 Feb 17 7:30pm, Sat 18 Feb 17 7:30pm, Thu 23 Feb 17 7:30pm, Sat 25 Feb 17 7:30pm

MARCH
Thu 02 Mar 17 7:30pm, Sat 04 Mar 17 7:30pm, Mon 06 Mar 17 7:30pm, Wed 08 Mar 17 7:30pm, Sat 11 Mar 17 1:00pm, Mon 13 Mar 17 7:30pm, Thu 16 Mar 17 7:30pm, Sat 18 Mar 17 7:30pm, Tue 21 Mar 17 7:30pm, Thu 23 Mar 17 7:30pm, Sat 25 Mar 17 7:30pm
Tue 28 Mar 17 7:30pm, Thu 30 Mar 17 7:30pm

APRIL
Sat 01 Apr 17 7:30pm

Pressemeldung Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Opera House – Concert Hall – Parsifal konzertant mit Jonas Kaufmann, 09. – 14.08.2017

August 24, 2016  
Veröffentlicht unter Opera House Sydney, Pressemeldung

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Parsifal mit Jonas Kaufmann

CONCERT HALL, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AUGUST 9 – 14, 2017

CONCERT PERFORMANCE Jonas Kaufmann is the greatest tenor of our time, and he returns to the Sydney Opera House to perform one of opera’s most challenging roles in a rare concert performance of Wagner’s final opera.

The power and majesty of Wagner’s music needs massive orchestral forces. Released from the orchestra pit to fill the stage, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, under the conductor Pinchas Steinberg, will be something to behold.

In a story drawn from the Arthurian legends of holy relics, enchanted maidens and faithful knights, the fate of the knights rest on the shoulders of a pure fool, Parsifal. Kaufmann describes the opera as a „transcendent journey led by the music“.

From the first, unsettling notes of the prelude, the music makes you believe in something, he says, and it doesn’t really matter what. „It’s written perfectly. Wagner takes your hand and leads you into this mysterious world, and you stay there for hours but you don’t realise the time has gone by.“

Lean back, give in to the music, and something extraordinary can happen, Kaufmann says.

CONDUCTOR : Pinchas Steinberg
PARSIFAL : Jonas Kaufmann
KUNDRY : Jacqueline Dark
AMFORTAS : Michael Honeyman
KLINGSOR : Warwick Fyfe
GURNEMANZ : Kwangchul Youn
TITUREL : David Parkin
FLOWER MAIDENS : Stacey Alleaume, Anna Dowsley, Eva Kong, Julie Lea Goodwin, Dominica Matthews
ALTO SOLO : Anna Yun
ESQUIRES : Eva Kong, Anna Dowsley, Graeme Macfarlane, Simon Kim
KNIGHTS : Dean Bassett, Adrian Tamburini
Opera Australia Chorus

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Pressemeldung Sydney Opera House

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