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Anton Bruckner – A Giant in the Making

Anton Bruckner – A Giant in the Making

Anton Bruckner – A Giant in the Making Underestimated by his contemporaries, but today acclaimed as one of the greatest and imaginative composers of his time. Anton Bruckner was a genius of tones. Such great conductors like Kent Nagano, Valery Gergiev and Simon Rattle let the composer comes alive in the documentary „Anton Bruckner – A Giant in the Making“ telling the ups and downs of life through his music.   Production   Producer: Torsten Bönnhoff Production Management: Ina Bönnhoff Director: Dr. Reiner Moritz Cameras: Danny Zober, Ludwig Hart, Christoph Ainedter, Dominique Crespel...

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Gender Stories

Gender Stories

Gender Stories Festive concert with Vivica Genaux and Lawrence Zazzo In Italian opera, castratos were regarded as something perfectly normal.They originally sang the female parts, but from the 1630s at the latest they took on more and more male roles. So what about the female singers? They sang both female and male parts. And if the opera role required that a woman should search for her beloved or relation disguised as a man, the criss-crossing gender game was complete. Baroque theatre audiences found these gender stories hilarious. With the 2017 Handel Prize winner, the magnificent...

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„Apollo e Dafne“ des Ensembles: Il Suonar Parlante

„Apollo e Dafne“ des Ensembles: Il Suonar Parlante

„Apollo e Dafne“ des Ensembles: Il Suonar Parlante The #MeToo debate could have raged back in antiquity – take the story of Apollo and Daphne, for instance. Apollo harasses the nymph so much that Daphne prefers to die than be dishonoured by him. Handel began setting this opera-like cantata to music when he was still in Italy. It was premiered in London in the presence of Queen Anne, who was so delighted she expressed the wish to see Handel more often in her retinue. We are delighted that the superb soprano Anna Prohaska will once again featruing in the „retinue“oft he Handel Festival. She...

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„Il Pianto d’Arianna“ des Ensembles: Les Passions de l‘Ame

„Il Pianto d’Arianna“ des Ensembles: Les Passions de l‘Ame

„Il Pianto d’Arianna“ des Ensembles: Les Passions de l‘Ame (ARTE Concert broadcasted on 02.06.2019) The operatic persona of Arianna is characterised by a great propensity to sobbing and lamenting. Her grief has many fascinating facets. The thread running through this concert is made up of arias from Handel’s Arianna in Creta and in this context, Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna could be considered tob e the ur-lamento. The musical expression of lonely grief pierces the soul. And in Locatelli’s concerto grosso; Pianto d’Arianna, a disconsoloate solo violin sobs, lamenting, cursing and...

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„Im Labyrinth der Geschlechter“

„Im Labyrinth der Geschlechter“

„Im Labyrinth der Geschlechter – Frauenfiguren der Händel-Zeit“ (ARTE TV broadcasted on 18.11.19) In the baroque opera the women roles were characterised by sensitivity, courage and virtue. At the same time gender roles were playfully transcended in opera. Women sang male and female roles, castratos as well. Three stars of the early music – Vivica Genaux, Anna Prohaska and Hana Blazikiva – interprets arias and duets at the Handel Festival 2019 and slip into big women’s roles such as the Arianna and the Dafne. Star countertenor Lawrence Zazzo and the baritone Fulvio Bettini were at...

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Helmut Newton – The bad and the beautiful

Helmut Newton – The bad and the beautiful

Helmut Newton – The bad and the beautiful He was one of the Great Masters of photography, a legend. Elegant, playful, inventive, provocative, inspirational – and himself inspired by sharp observation and the deep roots of his childhood in Berlin of the 1920s. Berlin was him, and he was Berlin. But he also was much more. A cosmopolitan, at home in New York and Paris, Monte Carlo and Rome. And Helmut Newton still has a kind of cult status beyond the art world – even to this day, 14 years after his tragic death in Los Angeles. In 2020 he would have become 100 years old. A life like a...

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Luther – An Oratorio

Luther – An Oratorio

Luther – An Oratorio World premiere recording from the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle in October 2017 On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 the internationally acclaimed composer of contemporary music Oscar Strasnoy and Christoph Hein, one of the most important German authors, have been commissioned to create an oratorio dedicated to the life and work of Martin Luther. For the rst time the focus lies on Luther in such a large-scale work for orchestra, choir and soloists. It’s a critical view of the person Luther, in which each role of the soloists is...

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