Das Rheingold

Premiere: 28/04/2007

Description

A suicidal degradation of nature by a technical man’s hands.

Synopsis

The opera, by Carlus Padrissa, and Zubin Metha managing musical direction, have shown that the theatrology by Wagner can be understood, first as suicidal degradation of nature at the hands of the technical man, as spiral destructive have a place where war, genocide and the irrational exploitation of natural resources and on the other hand, the loss of individual and cultural identity of people today, overcrowded, manipulated by himself and others, devoured by a means propaganda that mediates its decisions and makes it unique supplant their individual interests other caste or class, artificial, political, economic or socials.

The proposal by La Fura dels Baus retrieves a symbolist vision of the characters, strongly characterized with their ancestral elements remain in the middle of the scene with his clothes wrapped light and stage design. All this in a slow and continuous rotation of hues, highlights and shadows that evokes the deepest ecology and forgotten of our existence. The first delivery of the first two operas, won the distinction of best musical of 2007 awarded by critics of the newspaper El Mundo, the Campoamor Theater Award Oviedo for best opera production and the prestigious Italian Franco Abbiati (the Oscar opera) to the best scenery and costumes 2007.

Credits

Musical direction PEDRO HALFFTER
Stage direction CARLUS PADRISSA
Set design ROLAND OLBETER
Multimedia costumes CHU UROZ
Lighting PETER VAN PRAET
Videocreation FRANC ALEU

Gods
Wotan (Baritone) JUKKA RASILAINEN
Donner (Baritone) HANS-JOACHIM KETELSEN
Froh (Tenor) JOS√Č FERRERO
Loge (Tenor) ROBERT BRUBAKER
Gigantes
Fasolt (Bass) ATTILA JUN
Fafner (Bass) STEPHEN BRONK

Nibelungs
Alberich (Bass) GORDON HAWKINS
Mime (Tenor) WOLFGANG SCHMIDT

Goddesses

Fricka (Soprano) ELENA ZHIDKOVA
Freia (Soprano) KERI ALKEMA
Erda (Contralto) HANNA SCHWARZ

Rhinemaidens

Woglinda (Soprano) ALEXANDRA RIVAS
Wellgunda (Soprano) ALEXANDRA RIVAS
Flosilda (Soprano) ALEXANDRA RIVAS

REAL ORQUESTA SINF√ďNICA DE SEVILLA
Artistic director Pedro Halffter

Coproduction, Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía de Valencia and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

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