Production reviews (8)

8 May 2022 - 24 Mar 2023
Arabella, Strauss,ROpera: NA,  
Opernhaus Zürich  | Performances (4)
13 May 2022opernmagazin.deMarco Stücklin
An allererster Stelle sei hier das Debut von Hanna-Elisabeth Müller als Arabella genannt. Was für eine wunderschöne facettenreiche Stimme. Auch schauspielerisch gestaltete sie ihre Partie sehr überzeugend. Gewiss wird Arabella eine ihrer Glanzpartien werden. Ein Genuss! Zum ersten Mal an diesem Hause hörte man in der Rolle der Zdenka die Sopranistin Anett Fritsch. Sie gestaltete die...
11 May 2022leidmotief.substack.comJos Hermans
Dancing on a volcano
In Gideon Davey's unified set - the lobby of a four-story Viennese hotel with balustrades - the colors red and black of the Reich, predominate. An art deco chandelier dangles from the stage tower, completing the evocation of the zeitgeist. Arabella's three suitors are dressed in the uniform of the SS. It makes perfect sense, then, to see in the closing bars a Nazi mob violently quest...
10 May 2022bachtrack.comRomain Daroles
Les virages manqués d'Arabella à l’Opernhaus de Zurich
Et non, ce n’est pas la tant attendue Anja Harteros qui est là à Zurich dans le rôle d’Arabella pour cette première reprise de la production de Robert Carsen créée en 2020, comme annoncé jusque récemment encore, mais Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, qui fait sa prise de rôle pour l’occasion. Elle incarne une héroïne en mal de vivre, chez qui s’exprime aussi une forme de juvénilité et de pétil...
26 Apr 2022 - 24 Mar 2023
Fidelio, BeethovenOpera: Staged,  
Staatsoper Hamburg Teatro Comunale di Bologna  | Performances (4)
30 January 2018www.abendblatt.deJoachim Mischke
Raised to Beethoven
The State Opera's new production of "Fidelio" by Artistic Director Georges Delnon and General Music Director Kent Nagano lost its bearings Hamburg. What was that? And, even more urgent than the crucial question afterwards: why? Another opera director could have taken the guest director of this premiere aside in time to clear up the too many ideas and associations to get the piece up...
29 January 2018www.musik-heute.deJulia Tann
Hamburg's "Fidelio" both scenically and musically arrested in this world
Hamburg – Which opera suited the world situation, which is characterized by violence and cruelty, better than Beethoven's "Fidelio"? A woman enters a prison in man's clothing to save her husband from dying, risking her own life: the story is a manifesto of freedom. The moral standards could hardly be higher – and with it the pressure to bring out the universal validity of the work in...
30 January 2018www.faz.netJAN BRACHMANN
This "Fidelio" is a disaster
Singing men on the desperate search for the rhythmic beat: What were people in Hamburg actually thinking at this Beethoven performance? Dt is going to go wrong with Ludwig van Beethoven's “Fidelio” – completely – you can already guess that in the overture, even if not right at the beginning. Because, in the adagio of the introduction – the third “Leonore” overture is played, not the...
01 February 2018magazin.klassik.comTheo Hoflich
Fidelio' at the Hamburg State Opera inequality
'I had a dream, it was a nightmare. I woke up and everything was fine.' General Manager Georges Delnon prefaces his production of 'Fidelio' with these words and gives a glimpse of the stage before the first note. Kaspar Zwimpfer's stage design shows a study; in it educated middle class, costumed by Lydia Kirchleitner. Rocco is sitting at the desk, the daughter Marzelline at the piano...
07 February 2018www.resmusica.comDominique Adrian
Fidelio of Bad Days in Hamburg
Staging, orchestra and singers are equal in an endless evening. Discovering a new production a few days after the premiere has its good sides: all the ambient snobbery has died down, the room is often less crowded, and the artists themselves are no longer subject to the same pressure. But there is also a bad side: many reviews have already appeared; and when they are almost unanimou...